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08-19-2003, 12:27 PM
had a WONDERFUL week on the red sea...the dogs are water and sand logged, we're brown as berries, and victor's making wave sounds!
also came home to find 2 of the 3 cockatiel eggs have hatched! pretty exciting stuff! if they're hatching on schedule of when they were laid, the 3rd, if fertile, should hatch tomorrow or thursday. momma and poppa are very attentive, one or the other of them is always in the nest box with the babies. they're VERY tiny, so i suspect they've only just hatched in the last day or 2.
thanks for all your good wishes for our holiday. it was a great trip for all of us, but it's always good to get home.
08-19-2003, 12:46 PM
Yes, it is always great to get home and find all is well there! What a neat thing to come home to - who cared for the cockatiels while you were away? How many babies will be hatching? I am so envious of you. Someday I plan to have a pair and try breeding - only problem is I will want to keep all of them.
08-19-2003, 02:05 PM
there are just the 3 eggs, so we'll have 3 hatchlings if lucky.
i'm almost ashamed to say, this being egypt you understand, we have a maid, who came in daily while we were gone. (i ordinarily have her twice a week).
this is my first experience, well, second, their first clutch only had one hatchling outa 3 eggs, and it died after a week. as it was their first clutch, i just chalk it up to their inexperience. keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well this time.
i havn't really done anything but give them a nest box and a fortified diet, they did the rest! as i already have 4 cockatiels, i'll need to find homes for the new ones. friends and family have already asked for them
Love Bird B
08-19-2003, 05:40 PM
You're ashamed that you have a maid? I'm ashamed that I don't have one. It's tough to keep a house clean, LOL!
Welcome back and good luck with the little ones.
08-19-2003, 11:24 PM
Schavon - if it makes you feel better, i also have a woman that comesin twice a week and cleans for me. She is so wonderful, remembers where everything is, organizes me etc. I do admit to being organizationally challenged. LOL
I do all the bird caages but she gets the bigger ones outside to wash - or the spare tub if winter!
I don't know what i would do without her. She is very good to me. She doesn't care for my son & his wife much. But she has known her family all of the daughteri=- laws life!
08-19-2003, 11:33 PM
i said ALMOST ashamed...actually, not the least bit. housekeeping in egypt is a whole 'nother thing...dust like you've never seen. i'd have her more than twice a week but for the fact that she has another house she cleans that keeps her busy the other 3 days. and every other week she comes an extra day to iron. she's been with us 9 years, so does a pretty good job with the animals as well. she makes dog food (canned and dry chow is sold here, but it's import, and VERY expensive), cleans bird cages. about the only thing i don't have her do is laundry, and that's just 'cuz i'm very picky about laundry.
i too could not do without my help
08-19-2003, 11:38 PM
Yes, although probably nothing on your scale we have plenty herre.On two sides of me are corn fields and we have dirt roads. SO we get more than our fair share. The wind really howls over the prairie! If left to my own devices dusting is a biennial event!LOL It is soworthless. i know women that dust twice a daay!
08-20-2003, 08:50 AM
Okay all,I don't even know what a maid looks like? LOL Well she looks like me,because it is me! LOL. My hubby helps an awful lot here. We live on 4 corners and talk about dust! By the end of the day I have no clue what my furniture looks like?My cousin married a man from Egypt. Since he left and went home. She remarried. Anyway she has been to egypt. Where in egypt do you live? Where she was they had a toilet made special for her. Its was quite a time for her. At first she didn't ware the clothes you do, she wore her things. She has the most beautiful blonde hair and everyone stared at her till she wore it in a cloth. She is so very shy and didn't understand anybody and it was so hard. But after all she did okay. W/b
08-20-2003, 10:58 AM
i can't imagine where she was that she had to have a toilet made for her...and most everyone here wears normal clothes, as do i. egypt is alot more westernized than you'd expect...i have a normal home, back yard, cable tv, we belong to a club and i golf several times a week...all the comforts of home in the US and more. maybe the guy she married was from some village? cairo and its environs are very cosmopolitan. i loive in a suburb of cairo.