More Eggs From Greta
Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:15 PM
Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:08 PM
Greta has begun to sleep in her cage again the last couple of nights, though she still spends all her waking hours setting eggs. I think we're on the backstretch of this batch. She's losing interest a tiny bit and when I call her and say it's bedtime, she comes waddling out, ready to be kissed goodnight and tucked in. I'm guessing another week or so and she'll be done and I can throw them out and I'll have my little girl back for a while until the next round.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:07 AM
Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:48 PM
Greta refused to sleep in her cage last night. She came out for a snack and went right back to the eggs. Benjy has a mangled tail from annoying Jade too often again. Freddie has taken to saying "pretty baby" over and over and over (and OVER) again. It's the only words he can say clearly. He mumbles something else that may or may not be "peekaboo," but nobody knows what he's trying to say. Clyde keeps sliding toward Crazy Hormonal Quaker Mode, but so far we've managed to keep him from going completely berserk. He has spells and he comes out of them. Maggie's kind of broody but hasn't presented me with any eggs. Johnny bows his head for scritches but bites me (Johnny bites, which is just that he bumps my hand with his beak and grumbles) when I try to GIVE him scritches. Ringo's fascinated with having crickets in her room -- CHIRPING crickets who cooperatively jump and move, which is better than Bird TV -- but her feather condition hasn't improved one whit in spite of my conscientiousness in providing her with EXACTLY the proportions, brands and ingredients the starling folk insist she must have. And she has a red swelling on her chest where the feathers fell out, that looks like a pimple. That worries me. Has anybody seen that sort of thing on a bird? My closest experience with it is that my elderly basset has a wart on his chest which the vet said was nothing to worry about as long as it didn't seem to cause him discomfort. Ringo doesn't seem bothered by hers.