Monta watches the eggs Doug Reports Posted on September 12, 2013 by dougSeptember 12, 2013 Facebook Twitter Reddit Linkedin EmailShare this...Mon is up to three eggs now. But that is Monta inside the nest. He is apparently giving Mon a break and watching the eggs.
Doug: even though Monta was Hand- Fed, he should still have the instinct of sitting on eggs. Like Mon lays and sits on eggs. Mating comes from her liking him, so it obviously may not happen.
The question of mating also comes into play If Monta does not like Mon. That can happen normally.
I think that would happen by now if it was going to. Or- mating season is Oct. to May. Hopefully they will mate during this period of time!
When he sings and hops she sometimes wiggles her tail quickly, but that’s as far as it goes.
Then there is hope! We’ll see what happens in Oct.
I’m frankly surprised the entire species isn’t extinct. 🙂
Pull up “Java rice Finches in Hawaii”
So they need romantic luaus?
Could be! But they are considered pests in Hawaii and spray in some spots. Sick, right? Did you see the millions of them?
I didn’t see that one.
Javas are all over Hawaii. They were brought there in the early ’70s to get rid of some of some bugs that was overrunning the tourist industry. The visitors did like great big cockroaches. The Javas has a field day! Eat, warm weather, breeding. What more could a Java want?
And multiply they did! I’ve seen pictures of people feeding hundreds in the parks. They put their nests in gutters and store fronts!
We had a big discussion on Java group on how we could get some eggs smuggled from Hawaii. No great ideas though. It’s too bad because those Hawaiian birds measure OVER 6 in tall. Wouldn’t that be great?
*DID NOT LIKE COCROACHS
I think Mon and Monta are a perfect size as they are. 🙂
I agree! They seem to be!