Monday, January 19, 2009
Congradulations, It's An Egg!
I came into my office this morning to check on my finches, and I saw Little Zoe sitting in her nest that her mate Emmett built for her the night before...of course seeing me, she slowly got up and hopped out of the nest to eat a little, and low and behold Zoe laid 1 egg so far, it's so tiny and I looked at tired Zoe and I cried happy tears and just felt so happy for her, life is just a miracle...Emmett looks like a proud daddy-to-be birdie. He takes good care of Zoe and he sometimes sits in the nest with her and helps keep her warm and preens her. Sometimes he will take over and sit on the egg to keep it warm while Zoe stretches her wings. Zoe has been very ravenous and she looks disheveled from her hard work laying her egg, it must have happened between 11pm last night and early this morning. I read about female zebra finches and laying their eggs, and they lay at a rate of one per day...so we'll see how many she lays. So in about 3 weeks, Zoe and Emmett will be proud parents!