Re: Question on what to do with eggs
Posted by Andrea F. Fahy on 7/01/07
This is just the sort of thing I am looking for! A comparison of parent raised vs. hand raised.
Would you at all be interested in joining my forum and sharing your experiences with us there? I
would be SOOO very appreciative of that!
Hope to see you there,
Andrea F. Fahy
Avian Trainer & Behaviorist
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 living
> 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 =).