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Re: Baby Mutilated by Mom

Posted by Beth on 2/07/07
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    On 1/27/07, KittyJ wrote:
    > On 1/21/07, Beth wrote:
    >> I haven't been on this site for a while and possibly this
    >> has already been discussed.... But I lost a 5 week old
    >> budgie last week. It came out of the nest box and the mom
    >> attacked it.
    >> My question is: Should this hen be used for breeding
    >> again? She was fine with her first clutch. She is 3
    >> years old and just I just started breeding her.
    >> Thanks.
    > This is very uncommon IF you provide large enough cage,
    > nestbox and food dishes, enough perches and stimulants in
    > the cage. A good picture of the cage, I can help tell you
    > what I think better. But without knwoing or seeing too much
    > Its hard to say.
    > You should alway shave a larhe enough cage for any animal
    > when you breed. Just like us they need space, stimulants,
    > lots of food, and fresh food and room to get away from
    > someone.

    The cage is 30x18x18. They seem to have plenty of room. I
    left "Dad" to raise the oldest 4 babies and I hand fed the
    surviving 3 younger ones. Thanks for your input.