Friday, February 6, 2009

Honey with her eggs

IMG_2214, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Well last week Honey started with laying eggs. Which now has us knowing for sure the that two lovebirds are females. Big question now is just what is Mango who shares the cage with Honey? Some time tonight egg number 5 should be laid. Sadly the first egg that Honey laid did not survive the fall from the cozy to the bottom of the cage. I took care of that problem though by adding a room to their cage. Puff has been laying eggs too...but she is playing with them like she did the last ones. To Puff the eggs are nothing more than great soccer balls to kick and toss around her cage. Yes I think Puff would be a bit of a bad birdie Mommy. Honey and Mango on the other hand seem to be doing everything that you would expect to see happening. Honey started sitting on the eggs after the second arrived, and has only been leaving them once Mango comes in to sit on them so she can get some food and water. Poor Mango though took it pretty hard from Honey this week though. Mango loves to toss food all about the cage. He will climb into the dishes and just toss food everywhere! Honey really didn't care the mess he was making and let him know in no uncertain terms that it was no longer acceptable to do that. Mango sulked around the cage for a couple of hours holding up one of his legs, but now he seems to be in nice mode with Little Mommy Honey. So since Honey is doing so good being a Mommy to the eggs what do we want to bet that Mango will actually turn out to be a boy birdie? In a couple of days I will try candling the eggs to see if they are fertile or not. I've also been having the great debate with myself on just what to do next no matter what the eggs show me.

Since it is Friday again that means time to head over and check out Pickle and all of the other wonderful pets that visit Steve's site. Don't forget if you want to play along all you have to do is post your own and leave a link in comments. I hope that everyone has a great weekend.

1 comment:

Suzanne R said...

What a neat development in the nest! I hope you get some baby birds! I enjoyed reading about the situation, and your photos.