|Duke has a mouthful of paper shreds. Baby at left.|
|I like to have newspaper on the bottom of our cages.|
It is changed regularly and keeps everything clean.
Since Duke was tearing it into big shreds, I gave him a
cup full of paper from the paper shredder. He loves it.
So, today I went into the box and dug around to find those eggs. Found five buried eggs and moved them back to the surface. I candled them first, but since she hasn't been sitting on them I'm not certain if any, or all, are fertile. Two appear to possibly have veins in them, indicating fertility. They were probably warmed by the previous youngsters who are still returning to the nest box at night. The first clutch of five babies didn't do that, but this second clutch of six does return nightly.
|Held the camera inside the cage for this photo.|
Duke with shreds in his mouth.
|Eight birds require a lot of food. Several dishes on the |
bottom of the cage with a variety of food for the
babies to learn to eat on their own.
Duchess is still feeding her brood, even though they are eating on their own as well. Duke isn't interested in the young birds and has even knocked one or two off the perch when they've been in his way. Soon they will be moved to a cage of their own.
Peace & Blessings.