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Well my "scalped" baby has a name. My elderly mother watches the babies while I'm at work. She says her attitude reminds her of Gretta Garbo :confused: - so "gretta" it is!
So anyway, here is Gretta Garbo (black tail) and her new friends



The other 3 I had to bring inside also.
Lesson learned - Pay attention and don't let them hatch on the floor!!!!!
 

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Gretta is adorable, and SO are the other babies. Now those babies are all just so irresistable, I just want to hug each one of them. :p

How come the other babies had to be brought inside? I hope you have been able to resolve any health issues you may have had in your loft.
 

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Gretta is adorable, and SO are the other babies. Now those babies are all just so irresistable, I just want to hug each one of them. :p

How come the other babies had to be brought inside? I hope you have been able to resolve any health issues you may have had in your loft.
They had to be brought inside for the same reason Gretta did.
Gretta was a single baby that waddled over to the nest next to her - for company! Their dad didn't welcome her.
The other white baby was also a single that waddled over to the next nest, containing the 2 dark babies. Their dad didn't welcome him either. After I separated them, the tiny dark baby waddled over to the white babies nest leaving her brother (white wings) by himself. :rolleyes:
They wouldn't stay put so I thought it best to bring them ALL inside for their safety and my peace of mind.
I don't have any health issues in the loft. I just got so involved with securing the loft after my rat attack, that I didn't pay attention as so how long the eggs were layed. I usually take them out after 10 days.
It was my OOOPS :eek:

There is 11 new babies total. The others are all doing fine - thank God
 

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I have noticed that when I pick up a baby from the street, it will usually have a lot of difficulty learning to eat and will hide in a corner until I can find a companion. It will run around the adults trying to embrace them and patting them on the back with its little wings but except in a rare case the adults will reject it. Sometimes the rejection is awfully violent. Find another baby however and they will get along with no difficulty at all.
 

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I have noticed that when I pick up a baby from the street, it will usually have a lot of difficulty learning to eat and will hide in a corner until I can find a companion. It will run around the adults trying to embrace them and patting them on the back with its little wings but except in a rare case the adults will reject it. Sometimes the rejection is awfully violent. Find another baby however and they will get along with no difficulty at all.
I know - Gretta was in by herself for 2 weeks before I brought the other 3 in.
I had a VERY hard time teaching her to eat seed, she insisted I hand feed her. Then one day I came home from work, she got all excited and started eating like a pig from the dish :D
When the other 3 came in, I was hand feeding them formula - and also still gave Gretta a little. But the other 3 watched her and started eating seed right away.
 

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Monkey see...monkey do!:D

I'm glad they are eating on their own and Gretta is a very suiting name.:)
 

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Waynette, they are all beautiful. I love how they're using their "condo" too.

Babies just seem to want to stick together. My rehabber friend had about six babies one year and they would all gravitate towards one corner and huddle together. I had never seen that before. Then, when we took in all those babies and eggs from the apartment house, ours did the same and it fascinated me that the foster parents would feed any baby that cried, whether it was the baby they were fostering or not.
 

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Hi Waynette!

My gang and I are flying in to say COOOO!!

Beautiful pijies one and all AND, I think Gretta is a great name too! :D

Is that kitty litter at the bottom of the cage? Be careful, if so. They could eat it and it's not good for them.

Love, Hugs and Scritches from

Shi/Squeaks/Dom/Gimie and Woe :)
 

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Hi Waynette!

My gang and I are flying in to say COOOO!!

Beautiful pijies one and all AND, I think Gretta is a great name too! :D

Is that kitty litter at the bottom of the cage? Be careful, if so. They could eat it and it's not good for them.

Love, Hugs and Scritches from

Shi/Squeaks/Dom/Gimie and Woe :)
Thanks :D
No, it's corn cob bedding for birds
 

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does she say "i just vant to be alone" in a german accent?
LOL, I guess the first day I left them together, Gretta was up on her "throne" with her head held very high - according to my mother. Ignoring the little one's running around below her. :rolleyes:
 
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