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  1. Hello again everyone. A couple who bought an African Grey from us several years ago have unfortunately had it fly away in the Silloth area of Cumbria from a holiday caravan park. silloth is around 15-20 miles away from the Carlisle area and near to Wigton. It's closed rung with a parrot society ring on its foot, ang we know the ring number. It's called Memphis and is very tame usually. If anyone finds it or knows of its whereabouts can you please call myself on either 01228 598539 or 07800 575050 or contact the owner directly on 07780 640818, thanks, Carl. PS: I have made John Hayward aware already along with various other local organisations.
  2. Just to let you all know, that the Acfrican Grey was returned to the owner purely because of the lost advert on this site. Thanks again for everyone's help..unfortunately I've now got to advertise another grey from a different person! Carl
  3. A friend has lost his Congo African Grey in Carlisle, Cumbria called Ruby. It is closed rung and he knows the number. Hopefully it will go to someone when it gets hungry as it's hand tame. If anyone finds it can they please call either 01228 598539 or 07800 575050. Carl
  4. Here he is at 54 days old. Looking a little scraggy/ downy but getting there.
  5. Here he is at 43 Days old...feathering up well and starting to show the magnificent colours that Meyers have. The turquoise under the thighs and tail are still to come through fully but you can get an idea from here. The electric blue that develops on the rump is the real amazing colour though. Remember, this is only 7 days since the last photo! I decided to pop him in with 2 other Senegals that are roughly the same age to cuddle into, they are a related species.
  6. Here he is at 36 days old. Getting fat and starting the feathering process. The splayed leg has disappeared completely and he's walking around as if nothing was ever wrong, it's amazing how fast you can stop it developing if you catch it early.
  7. Here's he is at 28 days old in my hand On a piece of kitchen roll you can see the feathering slightly clearer And finally in his little margarine tub home..it might look small but it's ample and is curing his slightly splayed leg too.
  8. To be honest, can you just pull the thing altogether. I feel I've made my thoughts and reasons clear for thinking of doing this (I've only ever incubated 3 eggs, all damaged!) but it just seems to have turned into a "jump on dentonparrots back" thread instead. You also tried to make this clear too and even and a little guy waving a flag (I can't multi-quote): MadMudMob says: please note the "Never" option was added by me and refers to pet breeding not cases of rare bird conservation or chicks/eggs needing help. Up to you to be honest, I've decided to not bother replying to or starting threads on here (or any other parrot forums) again other than to update the final few photos of the Meyers hatching that I incubated. It's too easy for people to mis-read text as a whole comparted to speech etc, and assume you are a terrible person without fully understanding your reasons why and for some things like this it would take an awful lot of typing to really get your true thoughts across. Please don't misunderstand this as sour grapes, or over-reaciting on my behalf. I fully understand that in many cases it just shows how devoted to the good care of animals some people are, which can't be a bad thing. As a final point of view of mine (don't bother replying if it's to me in particular, this really is my final post) does everyone who doesn't agree with pulling eggs, eat chicken eggs? Chickens have a life-entitlement just like parrots and most people don't even bother looking at the label to make sure they were at the very least laid in a healthy environment with proper diets. Do you think that if the farmer didn't pull their eggs they'd keep laying like they do? It shouldn't matter if they're not incubated. As one woman said to me when I asked if she checked if her chicken eggs were caged "No, they were in a box!" Thanks and all the best to everyone at parrotlink and no ill-feelings.
  9. Even if they are damaged and still hatchable if repaired and incubated, regalrdess of being for conservation? I don't think most parents would be OK with placing a patched and glued egg back in so they'd have to be incubated in that instance.
  10. Why are you not willing to mention the species that you breed? I've got African Greys that I'd not be willing to take eggs from as they are excellent parents and plenty of others too, but not all. So you would willingly keep them and not breed them if needs be (through egg smashing etc)? If that's the case how do you expect that species to survive/ produce futre generations in this country and if you're not bothered, why do you have breeding pairs and not just birds? Hasn't this stirred a little hornets nest? I've already mentioned I've only ever incubated a few eggs and here you all are making out I'm purely doing it for profit, I thought I'd have made my reasons pretty clear. If you have to pull eggs because you know through experience they'll get smashed etc, doesn't it make sense to pull them early to have more chance of them hatching at least some? Not all eggs are fertile.
  11. In hindsight I should maybe have put this in the breeders section, as to be honest I don't think anyone who has hasn't/ doesn't breed birds can put forward a thought out, balanced and worthwhile vote. It's too easy for pet keepers to go awwwwwwwwwwwww, that's a horrible thing to do to the parents, without fully understanding the reasons why. Eggs get broken and holed (claws easily do it) in the nest, drying them out through humidity loss. Some parents deliberately and routinely smash them and some will even attack the chicks IN the egg as they are hatching and others will wait until they are out, just to kill them. If you've never bred before don't think I'm making this up, it is VERY common unfortunately. I know a chap who lost 37 Galah egss in a row and without pulling to incubate he'd never have bred them and seeing as they were banned from export from Australia in 1969 (where they are shot to bits like crows are over here) others would never be able to enjoy them as companions, or increase their numbers for future breeding. This is just 1 species of many that aren't generally great parents. It's easy to sit on a fence.
  12. I don't know if I added a "After the full expected clutch is layed" but if not can you add that too.
  13. If prey take eggs or if parents smash them (which some regularly do, ask any Galah breeder) in the wild it's a natural thing for parents to do, and as long as you give them the right nutrition they won't have any adverse effects. No species will keep on laying forever, however some will replace those that have gone. I'm just really trying to find out what people think is the best time to do it, if you choose to. There's not a great deal of opinions to be found and I feel it is only right to ask awkward questions if needs be in the aim of better understanding.
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