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    twizted and lakota now have 6 eggs . so could you guys show me some pictures of what the fertile eggs look like?? thanx

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    Re: Pictures Of Fertile Eggs?

    the only way you will see if the eggs are fertile is to wear gloves pick up the eggs in a dark room and hold them up against a torch.If you see red veins shooting in the egg the egg is fertile.I think your better off leaving them run there cycle and see if they hatch.I have a pair of lovebirds and the female is sitting on 3 eggs i'm leaving them well alone.I'm not going to check if there fertile i'm just going to leave them to run there cycle and see if they hatch.

    i'm getting one of these in june next year

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    Re: Pictures Of Fertile Eggs?

    Candling Eggs

    Here's a link with great pictures of the development inside an egg. Candling is a very precise thing. The eggs need to be about 5 days old before you see anything. Disturbing the nest can cause some tiels to abandon the nest, so only do this if you're certain your tiels will tolerate you messing with their eggs. A penlight works well. Hold the penlight against the side of the egg with the airpocket (usually the fat end of the egg) and you'll see the veins if its fertile. Far enough along, and you can see a chick move. Don't shake the egg, tilt it too much or bump it around. Placing it in a dish of seeds to prevent the eggs from rolling around and bumping into one another helps. Also, make sure your hands are clean when touching them. Wash your hands w/antibacterial soap prior to candling them. Don't keep the eggs out very long or they will get chilled and that will kill the babies.
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