Egg hatched!!!!!

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Egg hatched!!!!!

Post by Frederick Wilso » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

> 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

I think that sounds pretty exciting.  I am sure you are going to have a wonderful
time helping the mom raise some beautiful babies.
All our best wishes for a happy and healthy family

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TA
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     that perches in the soul"  Emily***inson

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Egg hatched!!!!!

Post by SUE DO » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00


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?

                            Sue

 
 
 

Egg hatched!!!!!

Post by Mamabir » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>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?

>                            Sue

How exciting!!! That had to be quite a surprise but sounds like you're
handling it well.
Hard to say about the babies wing... only time will tell. I had parents
chew off half a babies wing one time. Other than the fact the bird
couldn't fly, it was completely unnoticeable.
Are the babies/eggs on any kind of nesting material? I was thinking
maybe you could put some kind of shallow box on the cage floor for them.
Anyway, best of luck! Looking forward to updates!
"Mamabird"
http://members.tripod.com/~iluvbirds/
 
 
 

Egg hatched!!!!!

Post by Toucanl » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Surprise, Congrats!!!. Regards.
 
 
 

Egg hatched!!!!!

Post by SUE DO » Fri, 04 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>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?

>>                            Sue
>How exciting!!! That had to be quite a surprise but sounds like you're
>handling it well.
>Hard to say about the babies wing... only time will tell. I had parents
>chew off half a babies wing one time. Other than the fact the bird
>couldn't fly, it was completely unnoticeable.
>Are the babies/eggs on any kind of nesting material? I was thinking
>maybe you could put some kind of shallow box on the cage floor for them.
>Anyway, best of luck! Looking forward to updates!

There is noe nesting material, just newspaper.  She won't let me near the
inside of the cage, so I'm not even considering a box.

Thanks

                      Sue