Fertile Eggs | Birds
Temperature For Incubation
As a general rule, most parrot eggs are best incubated between 37.2°C and 37.5°C and at a humidity of approximately 56%.
Owning parrots has changed me and my life – in some ways for the better, and (in the view of some, anyway), many ways not. Here is a reflection of how my life has morphed:
- Learning to forgo make-up. I could spend that time putting on make-up, or I could fill those foraging toys/chop veggies/Hoover the floor. Yeah. Obvious.
- Bird clothes? That’s my entire wardrobe. I once envisioned having a few sets of old, well-worn clothes for when the birds were out. Ha. My entire wardrobe actually consists of chewed-up, pooped-on articles. Having nice clothes for me now counts as possessing a clean hoodie, and jeans with no visible holes.
- I find joy in watching something expensive be destroyed. Once upon a time, I looked at the cute bird toys I’d spent so much money on, and thought, ‘What a shame this is going to be debris by tomorrow.’ Now, I’m immensely proud of those expensive wood chips, as it means my parrots are happy and healthy, enjoying what I gave them.
- I appreciate those vegetable splatters on the wall. It means the birds are eating well.
- I know multiple ways to escape-proof a cage. Bungee cords, padlocks, industrial-strength zip-ties, and lengths of chain all work moderately well.
- Making a fool of myself became a necessity. In order to teach the flock to have fun, I had to let go of my pride. Singing, shouting, and dancing shamelessly alongside them, well, that’s the new normal.
- What? Can’t hear you! My hearing is probably damaged from the rambunctious state of my home, but I don’t mind. I’ll take loud, joyful parrots over quiet ones.
- Quiet is suspicious. I used to value quiet time, when it came. Now I check, because it inevitably means someone is doing something they’re not supposed to.
- The plastic aglets on shoe and hoodie strings are not necessary for life. Seriously. Don’t stress over them. They make a great toy, though.
- I don’t buy nice stuff anymore. Instead, I test what I’m buying for durability. Will it withstand the initial onslaught of parrot beaks? How many ways can they dismantle this?
- Nothing is purely mine anymore. It belongs to Maverick, Ptak, and Mishka… But mostly Maverick.