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Message #3332. This is a followup to #3331.

Name:Margaret
Date:Saturday July 16, 2005 7:10:16 am MDT
Subject:Re: Dried Mango's
Message:Do you plan on hand feeding these babies? Do you know how to hand feed?

What will you do if the parents start picking at the chicks and making them bleed around age 2 weeks? Do you have materials on hand to put together a makeshift brooder? Babies can't keep themselves warm and need to be kept at 98 degrees and after each week following you can drop the temp by two degrees or so. Do you have space for a baby cage and the time to hand feed them?

I'm telling you, the panic will set in (if you have any real idea of the work involved with babies) once they are here. It happens to me. I think "OMG! What did I do? Am I crazy?" Even if you have a person right there with you that is experienced, you can still panic. Everything you think you know can go right out the window while you start worrying about whether their crops are emptying well, if the formula was hot enough, etc... I don't think you know what you're "wishing" for. <smile>

This is the dried fruit treat I feed my birds -
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=8370& ;Ntt=papaya&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Np=1&N=20 03&Nty=1

or http://www.critterstore.com/fm-44612.html (but not from this store)

Linda wrote:
> I finally coaxed Kiwi Anna to try a dried piece of Mango. I think
> it's coated with some sugar, but it's probably ok if I wash the
> coating off. Kiwi loved it.
>
> We hope the eggs are viable. If they aren't they aren't, but if they
> are we know we'll just be thrilled.
>
> Linda E.

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