Re: 6 eggs 7 babies
Posted by Gina on 1/08/09
On 1/02/09, Tim wrote:
>> Hi Tim,
>> This happened to me many years ago with a pair of whiteface
>> cockatiels. 3 eggs...4 babies. 2 of the babies were one half
>> the size of the other 2. Both babies were pulled and handfed
>> day 1. One baby died after about a week and the other one
>> survived and caught up to the normal size siblings. Twins
>> are rare and seldom survive but it does happen. Usually
>> there is not enough room for the 2 to develop properly. If
>> they survive the incubating period the embryo on the bottom
>> sometimes cannot get to the air pocket so it dies at hatch.
>> I have also had a double yolk Amazon egg in which 1 yolk was
>> fertile and the other wasn't. In this case the embryo was on
>> the bottom and it survived.
> Thanks Glenda,I know its pretty rare, but was a pleasent
> surprise non-the-less, parents were very good at keeping all
> the babies fed, I was impressed all six hatched, the twins was
> a bonus, In had a senegal pair years ago that produced twins
> but both died before hatching, now if only I can get twins
> with the rosies....
Are you talking about Rosella's Because I have a breeding pair
that I am looking to sell if you are interested. Also, if they
are rosellas they have to be kept somewhere where it is cold if
they are in a heated aviary they will not breed.