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Re: Question on what to do with eggs/Andie

Posted by Mickie on 5/16/06
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    On 5/16/06, Andie wrote:
    > We co-parented (I guess you could call it that) our lovebird's first
    > clutch, and handfed the second clutch. The parents were not tame but
    > were used to us interacting with them everyday as they were in our
    > room. I do think that made a difference with them letting us handle the
    > babies so easily. We didn't handfeed the first clutch at all, only
    > pulled them to socialize them then would put them back. The parents
    > didn't mind at all and all babies turned out very tame. It produces a
    > completely different bird when you handfeed. If I had a choice of the
    > two as pets, I would go with the parent raised/socialized. That's just
    > my personal opinion though. Good luck with your baby =).
    > Andie

    That's interesting, the parent raised /socialized babies turned out
    better pets? I might want to go that route, I know my lovies wouldn't
    mind my playing with the baby but I'm worried about taking full
    responsability for the feeding and I may confuse them by co-parenting
    because it's just one baby. I helped my traveling friend once when he had
    to go on a business trip suddenly and his lovies had just hatched four
    babies. I did the co-parenting thing but I did two babies at a time so the
    parents always had two babies with them. In a few days I will have to make
    a decission, maybe when the baby is around 15 days old. I will post again
    when this happens.