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Re: Jake at 8 months/Zon Mom

Posted by Gail on 2/26/06
(7) Comments

    On 2/26/06, Zon Mom wrote:

    > Gail, go over to the Avian Biotech website & you will find other
    > options for sexing birds ( not by surgery! ) that are safe & a
    > lot less costly than thru a vet. It can be done by feather
    > testing as well as a blood sample ( you get a drop or 2 of blood
    > from a minor nail clipping, on a test card & send that in for
    > testing ). You really DO need to know if your bird is a male or
    > female, even if you don't plan on breeding. Females can & do lay
    > eggs when they mature ( even without a male bird in the house )
    > & can get egg bound & die if a owner doesn't realize what's
    > going on. So better to know now & plan ahead for a proper diet
    > change if your bird is a female & decides to start laying in the
    > future.
    > Zon Mom

    Thanks, I checked out the website and will get the kets, then I'll
    take him to the avain vet to get the feathers. He is due for his
    next checkup anyway.

    I certainly don't want anything to happen to him/her.

    Maybe Jake will be Jakie.