- Aug 18, 2004
Shot this neat series of my female tackling her first chicken egg...incredible to observe.
Nice! let me know after the Holidays if you have any available for sale.skippy: The babies will eat finch egg-but I usually tube feed them with a syringe/catheter tubing a ml or two of egg-increasing as they get older. They are now over a foot in length.
Kevin: Quail eggs(smaller) are swallowed in seconds and take maybe 10-20 minutes to regurge. This chicken egg took probably 20 minutes to swallow and an hour till regurge. And you are correct on the paper...these guys are really good at getting substrate out of their mouths(if it doesn't stick to the egg shell when it is regurged) but I figure better safe than sorry. I can actually hold her in one hand and have her take a quail egg from my fingers...very tame and trusting.