Re: Unexpected Baby Canaries
Posted by Sharon on 11/08/08
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!
> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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)
>> 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
>>> I can give them the soft foods and eggs Tues-Sat AM, but
>>> Sunday and Monday they have to make do with what wont