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Tailor Bird Nest - Early morning disaster
Serilingampally, Hyderabad

August 10, 2011 - 9:03 am
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Hello All,


Last weekend I had noticed an empty Tailor Bird nest. As I was plucking some brinjals this morning I cut the leaf out of which the nest was made. I realized to my horror that it had three tiny eggs in it. I could hear the mother/father bird making noises at the time of cutting the leaf. I have since taped the nest back to the brinjal plant but I see no sign of the mother/father bird. My kids want me to get the nest home and help it hatch. Couple of questions though:

1) How long should I wait for the mother to come back to the nest before the eggs spoil. A little googling says that eggs hatch in 12 days.

2) If the mother does not come back to the nest is there a way to artificially incubate them?


Below is the pictures of the nest - after it was cut off the plant.

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Bangalore, India
September 12, 2011 - 3:52 pm
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Hi Srikanth,


I can totally understand how you feel. I had a similar case with Pigeon eggs in one of the pots. ...


For question #2,I have heard that you can incubate the eggs and make them hatch by providing warmth using a light bulb.But how far the bulb should be, what is the temperature.. I have no idea.

May be this will help. Good luck and keep us posted.



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