Thanks for the reply.... the babies have long since grown up
healthy and strong! I fed them mashed up hard boiled eggs and
cooked brown/wild rice mix, along with soaked bird seed.
Seemed to do the trick! Within one short month, they were all
grown and flying!
I kept one, a lil' goofy female, the oddball of the bunch- 3
looked like identical sparrows with golden breast markings,
and this one came out with a pastel yellow cap and back, with
pale grey ticking on her breast, and sparrow brown wings. She
was the first to jump out of the nest, so I named her Alpha.
The others went to the local pet store, I hope they found good
homes! Now I know, mom and dad can really hatch eggs, so I
will be substituting fake ones come spring!
On 11/07/08, Sharon wrote:
> There is a way to feed a healthy diet for feeding parents
> with babies that will not spoil.
> I chop up the veggies fine and add some petamine to it.
> I also feed a bird bread that i make.
> You can make up egg food and use a dish just for it put it
> in in the morning when you get up and while you are getting
> ready for work and than pull it before you leave
> Sometimes we have to make sacrifices when we have pets and a
> extra 20 or 30 minutes in the morning can not hurt for the
> month and a half or so it will take for them to get fed up
> Also a dish of canary pellets (crumbles) is good as well.
> I also sprinkle dry handfeeding formula on the food to boost.
> Also offering Bird bread that you can make with all the
> veggies and fruits and healthy goodies in it This can be
> made once a week cut and wrapped and in the morning take out
> a small square heat a little bit and add to cage. It does
> not spoil and offers lots of good nutrition.
> I have a few recipes if you want them.
> You can also find some online.
> You can offer the egg food/soft food dry in a cup while you
> are away.Give it wet while there before leaving and when you
> get home
> Also you can offer sprouted or soaked seeds without worry as
> well which is good for them when feeding
> this link offers great info
> This is one of my favorite sites for info
> Also maybe you can find someone who can come in and care for
> them for you once or twice while you are gone if it is no
> more than to put the food in the cage and remove it a hour
> I think though if you make a really good nesting food and
> offer that in the morning before leaving for a hour and
> then again when you are home you will be ok.
> as long as you add the fruits and veggies and some pellet
> Also another important factor is water They need lots of
> water when feeding babies.
> Wish I knew you better and lived close I would gladly offer
> to help in exchange for a baby. :0)
> On 5/26/08, Jane wrote:
>> I didn't think the canary eggs would hatch (they never
>> have before) but surprise! There are now 4 lil' baby
>> canaries! They are now 5 days old.
>> I work ALL weekend (do overnights) so I can't leave the
>> recommended soft food and eggs. I left regular seed
>> and "egg cakes" I got at Petco. Also broccoli. Everyone is
>> still alive, but at least one baby has a swollen neck. Not
>> sure if this is normal, or a problem. Any help? I was
>> worried about the food, and hope it hasn't made anyone
>> I can give them the soft foods and eggs Tues-Sat AM, but
>> Sunday and Monday they have to make do with what wont