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Re: question about feeding response, linda c or anyone

Posted by Curley on 3/17/07
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    On 3/17/07, Linda Carl wrote:
    > I know what feeding response is but there isn't a way to *induce
    > it* I think is what your original post said.
    > ah ha you did move the eggs :-) I gave one or 2 to others that
    > laid only infertile myself. Gave them a chance to be parents
    > and they were great. (have to insert here I hope you didn't
    > literaly move nest boxes. even if it's working that is a
    > territorial thing like a bedroom)
    > I only ever pulled babys for handfeeding never leaving with
    > parents. The ones left with parents I understand from others
    > can be handeled often to tame but I chose to always take them.
    > I don't think I could have done anything different than hand
    > feeding and super socializing them and giving them balanced
    > diet. I still have people contact me wanting one of 'my'
    > babys. that makes my heart smile and I turn them over to my
    > daughter. She too does really well with all the babys.
    > Just be your loving self with the babys Jill and they will be
    > wonderful.
    > Hope you feel better soonest.
    > ((( )))
    > LindaC

    You can induce a feeding response by gently rubbing the soft part
    of the upper mandable. The area similar to the corners of your
    mouth. Rubbing that area can induce a feeding response in most
    baby and adult birds, but not all. Good luck