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Re: Eggs in "Cozy" ATTN: Martha

Posted by Evelyn on 4/24/07
(7) Comments

    Thanks Martha! I'll let you know the outcome!

    On 4/23/07, Martha wrote:
    > I have no experience with fostering myself. Here is a site I
    > found (take out the spaces):
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    > I quote ths from the last paragraph of the text:
    > "I have had a lot of success with fostering and many chicks have
    > been saved that otherwise would have died. I've had babies hatch
    > from eggs that I've picked up from the bottoms of cages where
    > pairs were on breeder rest and the hen started to lay. My
    > fostering technique is not species specific, either. I find that,
    > as long as I know my own birds, I can foster almost any lovebird
    > species to any other lovebird long as I stay within
    > my own criteria."
    > Hope that helps you out and good luck.
    > Do you have time to handfeed them in case they are hatched but not
    > fed?
    > If you decide not to "transfer" them in the end; would you be able
    > to get a nice thick layer of nesting material into the cozy
    > (without making it too high for the babies to fall out) and
    > something to stabilize the bottom. Maybe you could get by with
    > them in the cozy, safe and clean, for a couple of weeks and then
    > pull them for handfeeding when and if things start to look "iffy".
    > I would also talk to my vet and have him show you techniques on
    > how to correct splayed legs (if you don't already know), so you
    > can take action ASAP should this happen. It is usually
    > correctable if caught early on.
    > I understand that you want to do everything possoble to keep these
    > babies and I wish you the very best luck. Hope the linked helped
    > you out with making your decision.