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Re: For a measly $20

Posted by Rick on 7/24/07
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    This is true, Point taken!

    I have been there, done that, with the egg binding of a finch
    many years ago. Forgot about that nature of sexing, thanks for
    jogging my memory.
    Thanks again.

    On 7/24/07, me again wrote:
    > On 7/24/07, Rick wrote:
    >> For those of us who acquire a bird and then possibly another
    >> of the same species for strictly companionship, with no
    >> intention of breeding in mind, sexing is not a major
    >> concern.
    > I beg to differ my friend.
    > Knowing the gender of your birds can help to be aware of
    > concerns that may arise in the future.
    > Knowing that you have a female can help you identify possible
    > egg binding should it occur. This could save the birds life
    > you have a bird who might "appear" egg bound, but you don't
    > know the gender. Knowing the bird is a female will alleviate
    > all uncertainties.
    > Even without a nest box, females can and will lay eggs.