Desperately looking for small eggs

Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby anthonyhugo » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:05 pm

Hi guys

I'm desperately looking for small eggs in the Pretoria area

I just searched the net and could only find a guy in EL that sells minimum 50 quail eggs @ R300

I kept the 2 snakes alive for about a year now (feeding them dove eggs) but one of them remained much smaller than the other one - so I want to try feed him smaller eggs

Also (this might sound stupid) but I'm dead scared of touching them to feed them manually with a syringe

Please anybody that can help me out with some eggs I'll be forever grateful!

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Re: Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby Bushviper » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:42 pm

If they are eating the eggs then it does not make sense to give them smaller eggs. Just carry on with dove eggs. Quail eggs are on sale in certain specialist shops and I remember the house wives market at the vegetable market used to sell half a dozen at a time.
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Re: Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby anthonyhugo » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:44 pm

i'm trying to get the smaller snake to eat again, he's not taking the pigeon eggs

a colleague told me woolies might sell quail eggs - will try them...
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Re: Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby Smeegle » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:56 pm

I've also seen them for sale at Quickspar before...
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Re: Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby anthonyhugo » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:40 am

awesome news guys!

while i'm still hinting for small eggs...

a friend at work helped me force feed the small snake this morning!

one of us held the snake while the other "operated" the syringe (i wonder if/how guys do this without assistance?!)

we gave him what seemed like the equivalent of 2 small eggs and he LOVED IT! he actually held he's head high up in the air after each injection to let the egg go down he's throat!!!

now i can chill knowing that he at least got something in

i'm also looking for a real bird's nest to perch up in he's "tree", perhaps that will also boost he's instincts to feed naturally

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Re: Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby J_Bay » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:16 am

It shouldn't be hard to find some birds nest, have a look anywhere that weavers nest, after heavy winds you often find them on the ground..
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Re: Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby anthonyhugo » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:09 pm

eish after confirming with woolies then rushing to the store that kept the "last batch" for me...

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Re: Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby John Rees » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:44 pm

See if you can find someone with some Zebra Finches. A pair of these little birds would give you more than enough eggs to keep two egg-eaters happy.
You would be able to keep them in failry small cage with a small nesting box and they would probably be happy enough to lay about 5 eggs per week.

Pity cos I have about 6 pairs in Maritzburg.
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Re: Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby John Rees » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:46 pm

Sorry also meant to say that a couple of Chinese Painted Quail would aslo be great for slightly bigger eggs. My females also lay 5 to six eggs per week. I throw away dozens as my snakes can't eat all they produce.
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Re: Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby olivierwikus » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:21 pm

anthonyhugo wrote:(i wonder if/how guys do this without assistance?!)

Do the HUSBANDRY COURSE with Bushviper then you will learn how and believe me you will learn a lot
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Re: Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby anthonyhugo » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:43 am

finally!!! i managed to track down some quail eggs @ thrupps in illovo!!!

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they're a little expensive @ R52 / 18 eggs but hoping they'll last in my fridge for some weeks...

i put 2 eggs in the small snake's viv and no luck thus far - he's probably stil full from the manual feeding yesterday

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Re: Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby anthonyhugo » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:44 am

John Rees wrote:See if you can find someone with some Zebra Finches. A pair of these little birds would give you more than enough eggs to keep two egg-eaters happy.
You would be able to keep them in failry small cage with a small nesting box and they would probably be happy enough to lay about 5 eggs per week.

Pity cos I have about 6 pairs in Maritzburg.


great idea thanks! will see if i can find some...
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Re: Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby anthonyhugo » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:45 am

olivierwikus wrote:
anthonyhugo wrote:(i wonder if/how guys do this without assistance?!)

Do the HUSBANDRY COURSE with Bushviper then you will learn how and believe me you will learn a lot


thanks sounds like fun, when/where does he do this course? anybody got some contact details?
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Re: Desperately looking for small eggs

Postby Fooble » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:38 am

Antony remember egg eaters don't feed like regular snakes and don't need to eat as often as you would think.
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