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Bill the Cat
05-24-2014, 08:37 AM
Well, I was cleaning up my yard from the wind storm we had on Thursday evening, and I discovered an unbroken robin's egg. It was pretty cold, but it was completely intact. I wanted to show it to my son and to Mrs. The Cat, so I picked it up and took it inside. Well, it started moving. Barely, but I could feel it move. So did my son and the Mrs. Well, we all have pretty tender hearts, and didn't want to abandon the thing if it had a chance of survival. We got a small bowl and a piece of an abandoned nest from the bushes in the front yard and placed it in the nest in the bowl. We took it to the nearby veterinarian to ask what to do. The guy behind the counter was very rude, and told us they couldn't do anything with a bird egg. So, I came home and asked Google. He told me to take it to a pet store. Fortunately, we have a Petco within a few minutes. I called and the girl that answered said she had an incubator at home and already had 2 robin eggs, and that she would be glad to take it home. She looked at it outside in the sun and determined that it will hatch in about a week, and that despite it suffering from low humidity, she could care for it through its hatching. She even volunteered to call us to let us know the progress. Son was very happy, and we wrote a very nice note on the local Petco's Facebook page thanking the young lady who took the egg.

Cow Poke
05-24-2014, 08:53 AM
We're not so high tech... we just put it in a small aquarium with a 60 watt light bulb, shielding the egg from the direct light. And, yeah, we've hatched robins, starlings, wrens.....

Somewhere i have a picture of an old work shirt of mine I left in the garage, and a family of birds decided to hatch in it.

I have to admit -- I'm a softie for baby birds. :blush:

Cerebrum123
05-24-2014, 11:01 AM
Be careful, you don't want to end up with the bugs that a friend of ours got. Can't remember exactly what they were, but they would get all over you, and were very hard to get rid of.

mossrose
05-24-2014, 11:05 AM
Bird mites?

Cerebrum123
05-24-2014, 11:06 AM
Bird mites?

That's the one. Thanks. :thumb:

mossrose
05-24-2014, 11:40 AM
:smile:

Cow Poke
05-24-2014, 12:35 PM
Be careful, you don't want to end up with the bugs that a friend of ours got. Can't remember exactly what they were, but they would get all over you, and were very hard to get rid of.

I live in the woods. We call that "nature". But, yeah, we try to keep the more "natural" parts of nature at the back of the property. :smile:

Jedidiah
05-24-2014, 01:02 PM
Eggs don't have mites, the birds have to hatch to get them.

Teallaura
05-24-2014, 02:46 PM
Awwww....

Cerebrum123
05-24-2014, 03:55 PM
I live in the woods. We call that "nature". But, yeah, we try to keep the more "natural" parts of nature at the back of the property. :smile:

I call it "unpleasant" :shrug:

mossrose
05-24-2014, 04:09 PM
Season 3, episode 12, "Mr Monk gets Cabin Fever":

'Nature! I've got Nature on my hand! Get it off! '

Cow Poke
05-24-2014, 04:10 PM
Season 3, episode 12, "Mr Monk gets Cabin Fever":

'Nature! I've got Nature on my hand! Get it off! '

Yeah, EGGzackly!

DesertBerean
05-24-2014, 04:18 PM
Ah...i miss Tony Shaloub.

Cow Poke
05-24-2014, 04:31 PM
Ah...i miss Tony Shaloub.

We often see Monk Marathons :smile:

DesertBerean
05-24-2014, 04:36 PM
We often see Monk Marathons :smile:
Yes we do...and the finale was one that I was actually pleased with. I meant I miss the actor himself. They did have a new series with him which I never got around to seeing before it bombed out, apparently.

Teallaura
05-24-2014, 04:59 PM
According to Wiki, he's gonna do the voice for Splinter in the new TMNT movie.

mossrose
05-24-2014, 05:12 PM
We often see Monk Marathons :smile:

My son bought me every season. And also every season of Leverage.

And now we are enjoying Psyche on netflix.

Cow Poke
05-24-2014, 06:01 PM
Yes we do...and the finale was one that I was actually pleased with. I meant I miss the actor himself. They did have a new series with him which I never got around to seeing before it bombed out, apparently.

Did you watch him in Wings?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tILz513SASc

DesertBerean
05-24-2014, 06:18 PM
I watched Wings now and then.

Bill the Cat
05-24-2014, 07:12 PM
:offtopic:

mossrose
05-24-2014, 07:15 PM
Bird!

Jedidiah
05-24-2014, 07:31 PM
Bacon. Bacon is always on topic.

Cerebrum123
05-25-2014, 06:59 AM
Season 3, episode 12, "Mr Monk gets Cabin Fever":

'Nature! I've got Nature on my hand! Get it off! '

:rofl:

I liked the one with the dog. "He ate it, and then he un-ate it"(paraphrasing here, been a while since I've seen the episode). :hehe:


According to Wiki, he's gonna do the voice for Splinter in the new TMNT movie.

:sigh:
First they put what's her name as April, now this :no:

Yeah Bill, I know it's off topic, but I had to respond to those. :teeth:

DesertBerean
05-25-2014, 07:15 AM
Chirp.

Cow Poke
05-25-2014, 01:08 PM
Why do crows stand on top of telephone polls?



They like to make long distance phone CAWS! :lmbo:

rogue06
05-25-2014, 03:38 PM
Why do crows stand on top of telephone polls?



They like to make long distance phone CAWS! :lmbo:
http://i.imgur.com/s8RzXgt.gif

rogue06
05-25-2014, 03:38 PM
Bacon. Bacon is always on topic.
Needing that amen button more and more often

Bill the Cat
05-25-2014, 04:11 PM
Why do crows stand on top of telephone polls?



They like to make long distance phone CAWS! :lmbo:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O7eYp0r0cc

rogue06
05-25-2014, 04:24 PM
BILL! :glare:

Do. Not. Encourage Him.

Cow Poke
05-25-2014, 04:53 PM
Bogged down with bills?



Birds have bills and they still sing!