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PostSubject: baby kakarikis   Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:17 am

just a quick question..?????????
My kakariki eggs are due very soon and i have just realised......if any hatched i have no idea what to feed them or the parents. Do they need anything extra than normal???
Heeeeeeeeelllllllllllpp!!
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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:39 am

Hi Paul - the parents will do all the feeding, if you can offer them eggfood at all times and just the usual fruit and veg, the parents will do all the hard work... sit back and enjoy full_of_it

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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:09 am

cheers deb,
got 6 eggs that should start hatching anyday now. as its lyra`s first clutch i`m trying not to get my hopes up just in case there no good?
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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:29 am

Have you gotten a good look at the eggs Paul? They become quite dark if they are not fertile so if you can take a peek safely then have a try - got my fingers crossed for you :prayers:

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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:35 pm

Debbie's right, just the usual seed, fruit & veg and eggfood will be plenty. The parents sort of half digest the food in their crop and then regurgitate it so as long as it's easily digestible and there's lots of it, that'll do nicely! Best make sure to give them a cuttlebone and/or a mineral block too if they haven't already got one.

Of course, being Lyra's first clutch, don't expect too much from her but if Lyra's anything like her parents, I bet she'll do fine! And if you're at all worried about anything, you know where I am if you need anything! :Bravo:

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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:06 pm

:Bravo: CONGRATS!!! ON THE KAK EGGS!! I hope all turns out well & there all fertile! jiggle

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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:50 pm

Thanks people.
You`ll be sorry for the offer george? :lol1:
By the way? Do you ring your birds at all??? I am trying to find rings that would fit on my zebra finches etc? i checked my main aviary and have got 6 or 7 nest fulls at the moment. the eggs come and go but i think its going to be a good year/ :prayers: will be needing to sell off a few later and its a nightmare working out which one are this years babies??
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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:56 am

I don't ring mine to be honest, I'm on of those weird people that can tell two identical birds apart! :lol1: But if you're looking for rings, try ebay - I got some finch rings from there but I never used them in the end. Unfortunately I binned them, otherwise I'd of let you have them!

Any sign of hatched eggs yet??!! waiting They take ages whilst you're waiting!

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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:57 am

waiting for eggs to hatch is the pits! nosepic

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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:37 pm

Any news yet Paul? :prayers:

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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:02 pm

Well i`ve just checked the kak eggs and its bad news all round. :Bawling:
one is half filled but the rest are all clear. i will take them out tomorrow.
Any suggestions on the least stressful way?? or shall i wait till she`s off of them and then just nick them whilst she`s not looking??
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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:12 pm

Im so sorry paul!! what a let down :Bawling: I hate getting your hopes all up & then they plummet! geeze it sux!

as far as egg removal...I dont have kaks, but when I remove eggs from my other birds, I just try & slip a tasty morsel to get them off the eggs & then swipe them as if nothing happen..the hen generally will go right back to nesting & egg laying shortly if I dont remove the nestbox all together..sometimes thats a good thing though..might prove fruitful..but george & deb should be along soon to better assist the kak questions!! wish I could help more hide

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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:30 pm

Oh Paul I'm so very sorry to hear your news :(

When I candled Sid and Kiwi's eggs and found them to be unfertilised I took the whole nestbox out, they called for about half an hour and then stuffed their faces for 3 days after. We since found out that Sid is female hence they weren't fertile lol

Kaks are normally sexually mature 12 months and over so I wouldn't put the nestbox back in until August - I think thats when they were born last year? Build her up with lots of fresh veggies and eggfood until then, chances are the clutch she lays after August you won't have the same dissapointment. Sid is laying in allsorts of places at the moment but I think Dink is still firing blanks so they won't get a nestbox till mid August now. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:52 pm

Hiya Paul, I'm sorry to hear the eggs were infertile too, although not entirely surprised. They can breed before a year old but it's a bit of a strain for them. And practice makes perfect! As Debbie said, it's probably best to let Lyra mature a little more before making a nest box available again. At least when you give her a box again, you'll know she knows how to sit on the eggs! full_of_it Laurie made a good suggestion to distract her and take the box out. Best not to push her off the eggs as she might get a bit upset and bite you! :lol1: (I speak from experience!!). Best of luck with the next lot of eggs. rub hands

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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:07 am

cheers for the help everyone. i think i`ll give her a month off and then try again. lol
i want those little scruffys.
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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:23 am

lol they sure are precious little things!! I hope next run is a success! boing I would love to have a pair of kaks, but unfortunately there sparse around here :Bawling:

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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:58 am

have just taken the nest box away and lyra is looking extremely sad? lol. poor girl doesnt know what to do with herself.
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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:20 am

awwwhh, bless her! you could always try popping a few small cardboard boxes in the bottom of the cage with some treats hidden in them?! i give my gracey one or two occasionally and she likes to have a little explore but obv they're no good for nesting in. or you could try getting a cozy hut for her (have a look in pets at home!) if you haven't already got one. they often miss their nestboxes just because its a nice safe place to hide/sleep in. full_of_it

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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:17 am

Cheers for the advice george. i might well do just that.
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PostSubject: Re: baby kakarikis   Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:55 am

you're welcome! if she decides not to hide in the boxes, she'll probably pic them apart and throw the bits all over the place! :lol1: but it'll keep her busy one way or another! :narc:

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