Discussion in 'Caique Cul De Sac' started by Irishj9, 9/19/18.
oops cant see it. Restricted mode
Meanwhile, back at the ranch
BUT I think only two are fertile
That's a lot of eggs! Updated pics of the baby? The baby is very cute.
Yes, very cute! More pictures, please!
@Alien J I think I see a new picture on the thread I don't need to lose weight for Christmas....
That's my baby
Hello everyone. This thread and a couple of others has been informative, thank you.
I have a Caique, a female, 4 years old. She was sold as being hormonal, not a happy camper and not liking women. I haven't been bitten yet. She will go onto my finger, take food from me and is ok with my other birds but its early days. I have no problem with being bitten, its to be expected until I know her better however after reading about bites on here I am prepared. I think my rescued, disabled Eclectus bit harder, when I first got her, than any parrot I have had.
I am getting a male Caique shortly so it will be interesting to see how they get along. Thanks for taking the time to post about your experiences.
Welcome to the Avenue, Les. Have you done a Welcome Lane post telling us about yourself and your birds? If not, please do so and we will welcome you like we normally do.
Hey, JP. What is going on with the eggs????
So how is the egg sitting going @Irishj9 any new members of the flock yet?
Hatching week just started on Friday. No new Birdies yet. But zi lured Cha Cha out yesterday and removed 3 dud eggs.
That leaves 4 possibilities. But I'm off to Ireland for Xmas on Thursday so it's out of my control now.
Over to Cha Cha
Oh I can't wait to find out what happens next on "As The Caique Turns"
Almost the end of the breeding season and fingers still looks terrific. My towels are taking a beating though.
Cha Cha still sitting tight in the nestbox
Cheep cheeping from the nest at 6pm. Both patents out eating. Who could be in there?
Just looked. Letterbox shaped opening cut in one egg. Chick peeping loudly inside
24hours later. Looked in on nest. Chick had chipped about 75% of the way round the shell. At this rate about 5 hours work to do. Wow!
Could see he was quite dry and highly developed inside. So I gently removed the egg top, membrane inside was totally dry, and put him back in the nest. Still wrapped in his shell
Hopefully he will pop out from here. He's loud and moving his little wings so I'm hopeful
Bad news this morning. Chick dead in nestbox.
Still in shell as per pic above
Only thing I can think of is he was somehow trapped in the membrane attaching him to the shell. Anyhow I removed him from the shell. he was a tight fit but no moisture or stickiness
What a loss. Kicking myself I didn't place him in the incubator
he still had egg yolk remains attached to his little tummy.
That is so sad.... poor baby. I'm sorry for your loss.
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