Re: a baby a day:(
Posted by sydney on 5/29/05
On 5/29/05, Michael L wrote:
> On 5/29/05, sydney wrote:
>> for the last 3 days i have found a baby dead on the bottom
>> of the cage there going on 2 weeks old
>> i dont know what to do.......help
>> they are getting feed greens,eggs,seed,wheat bread and i
>> chop mealworms for them
>> there cuttlebones are in there too
>> so there getting feed very well:)
> You don't say what kind of finch?
> This is tough to see, but it often times happens with first-
> time, inexperienced parents.
> Since they've made it to the two week mark, there could also
> be some type of bacterial infection that is slowly attacking
> the chicks. This is not to say for certain, but when it
> happens later in the development of the clutch, it's
> something to consider.
> Also you don't mention if this is a basket type nest or a
> nest box? Sometimes the basket nest become too crowded and
> the babies fall or get pushed out through no fault of anyone.
> Your diet sounds very good, providing the parents are eating
> all of these thing and feeding the young.
> Michael L
Hi Michael L
They are zebra finch and this is there parents first clutch.
the nest had seven babies in it.....lots o babies
and it is a basket type i will be changeing nest types after
the parents seem to love the food i put in for them the babies
have all had nice full crops
thanks for your help:)