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Life is a zoo with pets!

Life is a zoo with pets!

Sometimes animals can be such a handful! Early this morning I woke up to the sound of our dog sifting through the recycle bin and licking tin cans. The last time our dog ate trash it was a messy situation if you know what I mean.. So I had to get out of bed and go stop the dog from eating trash in early this morning. Funny thing is that when I got to her she had grabbed the trash she wanted and she brought it into her home (we crate train her and she sleeps in her open crate as a comfort, the crate is called her home). So, my morning started extra early thanks to Miss Dixie…

I have more animal news to report. This morning after a nice big cup of coffee I checked the finches and noticed that our female finch laid another egg… Now we have two! My mom was right I need to get busy gathering information about the coming baby finches!

I learned today that the finches will eat and then regurgitate into the chicks mouths. The hen will generally lay one egg per day up to about 8 eggs will be laid! 8 eggs? What are we going to do with 10 finches?? Dang we need a plan.. 😮

When the hen is done laying her eggs (these eggs are considered a clutch) she will begin to sit on the clutch, this is when the incubation period begins. The eggs will begin to hatch about 13-14 days from when the incubation period begins. Eggs that do not hatch 20 days from the incubation period should be discarded as they are not fertile.

Now I need an additional bird cage and some people to give my future finches a home…

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  • kENDALL&JERRY
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    UM!!!WHAT TO DO. WELL YOU KNOW SWEETIE THAT jERRY HAS ALWAYS WANTED fINCHES SO WE WILL TAKE TWO OF COURSR THE BEST ONES. LUV YA mom

    congratulation gram & gramps

    October 26, 2007 at 6:58 pm
  • wow – lots of pets…. hope your finches are doing fine….best of luck!

    February 26, 2008 at 4:16 pm
  • No way! I didn’t know you had finches. I used to have 20 (started as 2) Must have been the HUGE cage we built for them. I didn’t want them to be too cooped up, but then with 20, they were anyhow, lol. Do you still have finches? Do you feed yours eggs? The shell crushed up finely and put with chopped eggs is super good to replace the calcium they lose by breeding. Now I miss my finches. ;0) They had to go to the pet store after my divorce… Well, enough blabbing, lol :0) Mel

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