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    N=R* fs fp ne fl fi fc L Pyro's Avatar
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    Odd search

    Looking for anyone who might own finches or other similarly small birds. Specifically would like to talk about the possibility of getting your unwanted (preferably infertile) eggs.

    And I have already talked to "Finch" so please don't refer me to him

    Thanks
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    I have no idea, but I'm curious. Are you feeding them to something?

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    So they are available again? Good for you.

    I encourage you to seek out small bird aviculturists in your state, in addition the the petstores i mentioned before.… preferably with Society finches or zebra finches, as they are the most prolific egg producers. The biggest problem and hurdle I foresee with this is inconsistency of production- the birds are kept and bred, but they are NOT reliable in regards to keeping a schedule, with exception of the spring-only breeders, of which acquiring some from someone who actually has a producing pair will be virtually impossible, because if you have a breeding pair of those rarer birds you want to produce young. Many people who seriously breed finches have a bunch of societies around as foster parents.

    To make this work you will need a lot of contacts with a few pairs or a few reliable contacts with an excess from a large breeding flock. Both ways it would be easier for both parties if it was local within your region, and you do have a fair number of serious finch breeders in the South East. But do know that you will likely be only able to get fertile eggs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    I have no idea, but I'm curious. Are you feeding them to something?
    no, he is trying to perfect the low calorie omlete.............he thinks portion size is the key
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    no, he is trying to perfect the low calorie omlete.............he thinks portion size is the key


    He's probably using them to grow some kind of bacteria in it.
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    Hmm interesting..............

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    @ Finch,

    Not available as such. More so that they are currently in my possession.

    I have been searching for local breeders but having little luck. And so far only one pet store has been willing to let me have eggs when they get them. I do have an avian/exotic pet vet I pass on the way to/from work and I am going to stop in and talk to them in the near future.

    @ PAK,

    Not growing bacteria on them but that does give me an idea...

    @ Rattler,

    Smart*****

    @ Ozzy,

    Dasypeltis scabra. Rhombic egg eater.



    As you can see the button quail eggs are still a little big for them (that is the male ["Narp"] but the fem ["Yarp"] is the same size.) I have a feeding tube for them and have been able to feed them this way but I would prefer to get them on real eggs so as not to have to "molest" them weekly in order to feed them.
    Last edited by Pyro; 11-12-2007 at 12:27 PM.
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    Thats probably the cutest snake ever!

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