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Re: a baby a day:(

Posted by sydney on 5/30/05
(10) Comments

    On 5/30/05, Kitty.J wrote:
    > On 5/30/05, sydney wrote:
    >> On 5/30/05, Kitty.J wrote:
    >>> On 5/30/05, Kitty.J wrote:
    >>>> On 5/29/05, sydney wrote:
    >>>>> 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
    >>>>> chest
    >>>> Oh you have a male orangew eaver? Wow such sneaky little fellows
    >>>> they are! Be careful for if you have the male orange weavers with
    >>>> breeding finches, they may disturb them and oh boy it gets
    >>>> complicated. Well it takes ( for my weaver 9 months) LOL! Yeah i
    >>>> know, well i got my pair last october, and well now my male orange
    >>>> weaver is fully colored, it may have been because i didn't feed
    >>>> enough mealworms untill the starts of February. Now i feed about
    >>>> 40+ a day, i use to know feed about 20 or so a day. Now i have to
    >>>> buy 200 mealworms every week + 200 giants for my starling and
    >>>> house sparrow. I only had one other type of finch to take to
    >>>> mealworms, and that would be my society finch pair that is now on
    >>>> eggs again :)!!! Well if you feed enough live mealworms your male
    >>>> orange weaver should be quicker into the plumage, and be warned he
    >>>> may act funny when he sees other birds mating right infront of
    >>>> him... mine is a sneaky lil orange rainbow. Oh and about the baby
    >>>> zeebs, yeah if they have large clutches in the Wicker baskets,
    >>>> they will at a certian age after eyes open, the olders will sit on
    >>>> the youngest, they youngest sometimes will be pushed out of the
    >>>> nests or the parents when they take off out of the nest will on
    >>>> accident bring a baby or two with them. I have found this out when
    >>>> my first zebra finch pair over stacked their nest with nesting
    >>>> supplies and with that they had 6 eggs i thought not all the eggs
    >>>> would hatch ( like in the wild you see 1-2 eggs still in the nest)
    >>>> and well all of them hatched and well the babies competed for food
    >>>> in the small nest and i lost 2 babies, it was sad, and i started
    >>>> to only supply them certain types of nesting material and nests...
    >>> Oh yes, i forgot to mention that i cannot wait to see if my male
    >>> weaver will starts to build nests, he may still be young but i am
    >>> hoping to see a nest display, has your little orange fluff ball
    >>> build a nest for you yet? How does yours act?
    >> Thanks for all of your help kitty
    >> wow 40 mealworms a day i just give a few.
    >> I need to up the (little pigs)
    >> The weaver and his 2 hens are in there own flight cage for now i am
    >> going to start building a outside flight for all of my finch soon:)
    >> what do you mean about acting funny about watching other birds mate?
    >> he has not started building yet:(
    >> i cant wait to see him build. i watched a male weaver in petsmart the
    >> other day building it was too cute:)
    >> oh and i have not lost anymore baby zebra finch since the first post:)
    > Well thats good you haven't lost any more :)
    > And when i say he will act funny is, well.... you'll see it, or not.
    > Mine tries and sometimes tries to mate with my female society finch.

    when i put them in the flight outside i will have to keep my eye on him.
    hope your little guy starts to build for you soon:)
    and thanks again