I was sooooo not prepared for this. My teils layed eggs a few weeks ago and I
thought the eggs were infertile and had considered throwing them away. I awoke
thos morning to sounds of wings flapping and soft peeps. I uncovered the cage
and there was a hatchling lying in the bottom of the cage!!!!! I am still in
shock. I didn't give them a nest box because I thought the eggs were infertile.
I had planned a vacation in three weeks so was not even suspecting. Anyway, I
figured I could deal so I called the vet AND the breeder. The vet told me to
get an incubator and some formula and the breder told me to just leave them
alone. I put a heating blanket under the cage so they stay warm. A few
minutes later the male decided to chew on the little fellows wing until it
bled. I imediatly removed him and bought some formula so I could help the hen
with the rearing. She is feeding the tyke, so, so far all is well. There are
two more eggs left to hatch(one other is cracked) and I will let you know of
their status. In the meantime, should I be concerned about the babies bite to
the wing? Is it going to be deformed?