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Re: a baby a day:(

Posted by sydney on 5/29/05
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    On 5/29/05, sydney wrote:
    > On 5/29/05, Michael L wrote:
    >> On 5/29/05, sydney wrote:
    >>> hello
    >>> 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
    >>> 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
    > this clutch
    > the parents seem to love the food i put in for them the babies
    > have all had nice full crops
    > thanks for your help:)

    oh and can you tell me how long it will take for my orange
    weaver male to come into full color?
    he is just now starting to get alittle black and orange on his