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Re: Unexpected Baby Canaries

Posted by Sharon on 11/08/08
(5) Comments

    Yea silly me did not see the date till I posted it. LOL

    Glad it worked out, In case of another mistake though I did find
    at Pet Smart today a eggfood that is able to be left in all day
    it is a dry (can have liquid added to it too) and it has all the
    goodies in it is made by Quicko.
    So at least now we both know it does exist. :0)

    Glad things worked out.

    On 11/07/08, Jane wrote:
    > Thanks for the reply.... the babies have long since grown up
    > healthy and strong! I fed them mashed up hard boiled eggs and
    > cooked brown/wild rice mix, along with soaked bird seed.
    > Seemed to do the trick! Within one short month, they were all
    > grown and flying!
    > I kept one, a lil' goofy female, the oddball of the bunch- 3
    > looked like identical sparrows with golden breast markings,
    > and this one came out with a pastel yellow cap and back, with
    > pale grey ticking on her breast, and sparrow brown wings. She
    > was the first to jump out of the nest, so I named her Alpha.
    > The others went to the local pet store, I hope they found good
    > homes! Now I know, mom and dad can really hatch eggs, so I
    > will be substituting fake ones come spring!
    > Jane
    > On 11/07/08, Sharon wrote:
    >> There is a way to feed a healthy diet for feeding parents
    >> with babies that will not spoil.
    >> I chop up the veggies fine and add some petamine to it.
    >> I also feed a bird bread that i make.
    >> You can make up egg food and use a dish just for it put it
    >> in in the morning when you get up and while you are getting
    >> ready for work and than pull it before you leave
    >> Sometimes we have to make sacrifices when we have pets and a
    >> extra 20 or 30 minutes in the morning can not hurt for the
    >> month and a half or so it will take for them to get fed up
    >> good.
    >> Also a dish of canary pellets (crumbles) is good as well.
    >> I also sprinkle dry handfeeding formula on the food to boost.
    >> Also offering Bird bread that you can make with all the
    >> veggies and fruits and healthy goodies in it This can be
    >> made once a week cut and wrapped and in the morning take out
    >> a small square heat a little bit and add to cage. It does
    >> not spoil and offers lots of good nutrition.
    >> I have a few recipes if you want them.
    >> You can also find some online.
    >> You can offer the egg food/soft food dry in a cup while you
    >> are away.Give it wet while there before leaving and when you
    >> get home
    >> Also you can offer sprouted or soaked seeds without worry as
    >> well which is good for them when feeding
    >> this link offers great info
    >> This is one of my favorite sites for info
    >> Also maybe you can find someone who can come in and care for
    >> them for you once or twice while you are gone if it is no
    >> more than to put the food in the cage and remove it a hour
    >> later.
    >> I think though if you make a really good nesting food and
    >> offer that in the morning before leaving for a hour and
    >> then again when you are home you will be ok.
    >> as long as you add the fruits and veggies and some pellet
    >> food.
    >> Also another important factor is water They need lots of
    >> water when feeding babies.
    >> Wish I knew you better and lived close I would gladly offer
    >> to help in exchange for a baby. :0)
    >> Sharon
    >> On 5/26/08, Jane wrote:
    >>> I didn't think the canary eggs would hatch (they never
    >>> have before) but surprise! There are now 4 lil' baby
    >>> canaries! They are now 5 days old.
    >>> I work ALL weekend (do overnights) so I can't leave the
    >>> recommended soft food and eggs. I left regular seed
    >>> and "egg cakes" I got at Petco. Also broccoli. Everyone is
    >>> still alive, but at least one baby has a swollen neck. Not
    >>> sure if this is normal, or a problem. Any help? I was
    >>> worried about the food, and hope it hasn't made anyone
    >>> sick.
    >>> I can give them the soft foods and eggs Tues-Sat AM, but
    >>> Sunday and Monday they have to make do with what wont
    >>> spoil.