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Re: Jake at 8 months/Zon Mom

Posted by Kitty.J on 3/09/06
(7) Comments

    On 2/26/06, Gail wrote:
    > 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.
    > Gail

    lol. Well even if you don't want to breed him/her its always good to
    know what type of sex your bird got, so you can properly address
    him. :)