October 27, 2010
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.
May 1, 2010
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.