Sunday, April 29, 2012

First Clutch

Depending on how I look at it, this is the 1st clutch or 3rd clutch for the year. First 2 clutches were not fertile. One thing about the advise of not disturbing the breeding birds appears to be quite obvious. 2 chicks were thrown out of the nest after a visit by my wife's colleagues. But then the 2 chicks that were trown out were the smaller and weaker ones. Could also be a natural instinct of the parents to weed out the weaker birds. I can only guess. One died immediately and one a few hours later. And as usual, such things normally happens when I am not around :(

But the good news for me is that 2 survived and is now being handfed. They appear strong and should survive the ordeal.... hopefully ;)

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Guppies supplies

It is funny how these wild guppies are abundant but difficult to get from the shops. As an alternative, I have to become the fisherman for 10 minutes today. After a heavy downpour, a couple of friends showed me where they are in abundance. We spent maybe about 10 minutes or less and I have to rush home. We caught too many that if I don't rush home, they will perish. ;)

Next in line will be my order for catfish fries.... Which a shop claims he is able to secure. And a visit to a chicken farm may have to be scheduled to catch those pineapple beetles. Sigh! What we have to endure for our pets. Anyway, I am hoping for some good news from the birds soon.

Sent some Serama eggs to a friend last Thursday.... Hope they arrive undamaged.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sudden Death

This is not the first time a wild bird suddenly decides that my home is a mortuary. But this wild dove decided this morning to fall down from the sky. It was still alive gasping & died moments later.

A case of poisoning? wow! this calls for sime thinking. Will try the veterinary dept. whether they accepts such cases for investigations ;)

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Farewell Polly

Got a call from the wildlife department today that my application to transfer name for the license to keep Polly, a Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo was unsuccessful.
It appears that the license can't be transferred and even just a transfer of address wasn't allowed. Sometimes the hassle is just not worth it, so decided to send Polly back to his owner so that her owner can proceed to request for a special permit now required to keep an Appendix 1 bird.

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