One day old Love Bird
by Carrie Kartchner
(Washington, Utah USA)
Hi, I had a one day old healthy appearing love bird that died after about 36 hours. It was our first to hatch. Still waiting on the others. I did the floating egg in 100 degree water test and it appears I have three eggs which are still alive.
It seamed like the mother bird was taking good care of the chick, so now I'm afraid I will loose the others when they hatch too. Wondering if we’ve done something wrong. I checked on safe nesting materials, and it seems like everything is ok there.
Besides the pets store provided nesting material, mama birds ripped up news paper from the bottom of the cage. I was worried about that, but when I looked up nest materials it was listed as ok to use. Any other ideas? Thanks Carrie.