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RE: hatchling--photo

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Posted by: mybudgieromance at Fri Mar 14 23:16:32 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by mybudgieromance ]  
   

I read that the box is getting quite dirty. The smaller chick shouldn't be handled or out of the box yet. Usually nesting thread and cotton fluff (like the polyester stuff inside pillows) are used to build a nest, but budgies won't always do that. What we did was fold a soft, clean dish towel and put it in the bottom of the box. I would do that when the smaller chick is about 3 days old. You can pick the older one up for short periods of time now so it can be placed on the towel. When the towel is folded so it's about the size of the bottom of the box, start putting it in and gently nudge the smaller chick onto it. Make sure the edge of the towel is under the small perch (if your box has one). It doesn't seem like the other 2 eggs are being incubated by the mother, but wait a few days to be sure since they don't rot that quickly.


   

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