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A 4th egg

After a few days hiatus Mon-chan laid her 4th egg. This was the first time she laid one in her own cage. It’s intact, so I gently moved it to Hao and Mon’s joint cage, into the nesting box I bought last week. Both of them are still ignoring the egg. They could keep a neater home.

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No eggs the last 2 days

With no nesting material and no nesting box Mon lays 3 eggs 3 days in a row.

So I think, “ok, she wants to lay eggs” and add nesting material and a comfy nesting box.

The result? No eggs for the last 2 days.

What on earth is going on inside that little brain of hers?

doug

Timothy hay

As I posted in the last note, since Mon is laying eggs anyway (3 as of this afternoon), I put in a nesting box. They won’t go near it, so I took off the roof for now to see if that sparks their curiosity.

While at the supermarket, in the pet corner, they didn’t seem to have bird nesting material, but they did have bunched up “timothy rolls” as rabbit foot. I Googled it on my iPhone there at the store and found references saying timothy hay works well for finch nesting material, so I bought a package, broke open the bunch and put it in. Maybe they’ll busy themselves making a nest. We all need hobbies, right?

The timothy hay smells really nice and fresh! And “made in the U.S.A.”.

doug

A little cozy nesting box

Just in case…

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