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I dont know if you know about my chick Mammoth. She was the only chick born into the nest of Sloth and Gretta.

Here is Sloth sloth1.jpg

and Gretta april0742.jpg

Mammoth was big right from the start. She looked like a 5 day old when she was 2 days old and so on. But recently I kept finding her out of the nest at too young an age. As it turned out the parents were throwing her out and Mum Gretta was attacking her. So I put her in the nest of Curry and Laila ( Curry and Laila have 3 adopted babies in there as well as their own chicks ).

So, Mammoth is doing very well. Is turning out to be a grey green spangle and a decent sized chick as well.

Here she is today trying to find her legs :) :ausb:

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and having a cuddle

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she is two and a half weeks old :P

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I dont know if you know about my chick Mammoth. She was the only chick born into the nest of Sloth and Gretta.

Here is Sloth

and Gretta Mammoth was big right from the start. She looked like a 5 day old when she was 2 days old and so on. But recently I kept finding her out of the nest at too young an age. As it turned out the parents were throwing her out and Mum Gretta was attacking her. So I put her in the nest of Curry and Laila ( Curry and Laila have 3 adopted babies in there as well as their own chicks ).

So, Mammoth is doing very well. Is turning out to be a grey green spangle and a decent sized chick as well.

Here she is today trying to find her legs :) :ausb:

and having a cuddle

april057.jpg

 

she is two and a half weeks old :D

 

 

:)

 

That is one gorgeous big bubba :)

 

Now that is a bird I'd like to own :P

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Just wondering Kaz - were any of the parents big? Just difficult to tell size from photo :)

Dad is rather large. BUT he has no tail. He is from very good bloodlines. Mum is not huge but she stands very straight on the perch which is a good thing to breed into a bird. She looks bedraggled in the picture but is a nice bird.

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wow Kaz,I love her she is just gorgeous.I was trying to think of the female mammoths name in ice age 2 but I have forgotten it.Brain dead I think,must be all those 4:30am puppy toileting.(Laughing out loud)

Anyway thought it would be a good idea for a name if its a girl.Sorry I can't remember,maybe Bea knows?

This one and fuzzychops are my favorites of your babies at the moment.Just love those fuzzy chops.

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She is beautiful will you try her out for the show ring when she is ready?

 

If she turns out alright :)

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This one and fuzzychops are my favorites of your babies at the moment.Just love those fuzzy chops

 

I am with you, FGM. I have soft spots for them both too. Of course I don't play favourites when I visit. I'm happy to give all of the babies cuddles :)

 

 

Feathers.

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was trying to think of the female mammoths name in ice age 2 but I have forgotten it.

 

Her name is Ellie! :) What a lovely baby Mammoth is - such a beautiful colour!

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not fair,I can't visit,feathers next time you visit give fuzzychops a cuddle for me please.Can't afford plane ticket to cuddle baby budgies.(Laughing out loud)

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not fair,I can't visit,feathers next time you visit give fuzzychops a cuddle for me please.Can't afford plane ticket to cuddle baby budgies.(Laughing out loud)

 

I'll do that for you quite happily :(

 

Feathers.

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Mammoth is deveoping some beautiful long soft feathers as she should from her breeding. She has passed the "thumb test" ( holding a man's large thumb at the back of her head to guage the size of the head ...she's big ) :(

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Mammoth is deveoping some beautiful long soft feathers as she should from her breeding. She has passed the "thumb test" ( holding a man's large thumb at the back of her head to guage the size of the head ...she's big )

 

ahh, but was it an Alan sized thumb?? :fear

 

Feathers.

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Mammoth is deveoping some beautiful long soft feathers as she should from her breeding. She has passed the "thumb test" ( holding a man's large thumb at the back of her head to guage the size of the head ...she's big )

 

ahh, but was it an Alan sized thumb?? :fear

 

Feathers.

A Ken sized thumb and the head was twice the size of my thumb :(

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Here is Mammoth aged 3 weeks. She is twice the size of any pet type babies the same age and seems to weight a good bit more too :)

 

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As a show bird.. great potential. Has already width of head and good back of skull... Another 7 to 14 days will be interesting.

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I am going to be keeping an eye on this baby. She gets better and better, Kaz.

 

Feathers.

She's a cutie :) quacks a bit but loves a cuddle. :D

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Mammoth fledged into the breeder cage today :P a little too soon I think, so I popped her back in. :fear

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