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 #1169337


Da_herp_man
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 Baby swifts!!

My female emerald gave birth to four babies yesterday!!!!
I separated them from the adults but they have not eaten anything, what should I do?
Three of them are the same size but one is realy small and thin. I donít think he will make it.
also one of the big ones is speckled with black white and gray but no green or brown. Is that normal?



02/11/07  04:36pm

 #1170670


Cici83
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  Message To: Da_herp_man   In reference to Message Id: 1169337


 Baby swifts!!

Feed them all separately to make sure they are getting some and that the big ones donít eat it all on that little guy. You can feed the flightless fruit flies, small phoenix worms and 1/8 crickets. Make sure you feed them lots and keep the heat nice a high. Mist more often to keep humidity up, it will need to be higher than the adults. Keep a close eye on these guys cause a lot of people have a hard time keeping these guys alive in the first few weeks. Congrats and Good Luck! Let us know how it all goes.



02/12/07  04:38pm

 #1186686


Da_herp_man
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  Message To: Cici83   In reference to Message Id: 1170670


 Baby swifts!!

Thanks for the advice, after two weeks the two smallest died. The other two are eating small phoenix worms and growing well.



02/25/07  11:30am

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Cici83
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  Message To: Da_herp_man   In reference to Message Id: 1186686


 Baby swifts!!

Good to hear the last two are doing well..... Keep us informed about how their progressing??



03/06/07  04:18pm

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Ariana :-)
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  Message To: Da_herp_man   In reference to Message Id: 1169337


 Baby swifts!!

Your baby swirts are sooooo cute! Pleeaaaase keep telling us how they are doing!



03/17/07  11:53pm

 #1230422


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  Message To: Ariana :-)   In reference to Message Id: 1212772


 Baby swifts!!

where can i get one of those swifts and is it easy to breed?



04/01/07  09:20pm

 #1231092


Da_herp_man
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  Message To: Reptileking123   In reference to Message Id: 1230422


 Baby swifts!!

well, unfortunately all of the babies died randomly in the past few weeks. They were all eating small phoenix worms for a few weeks. So in response to are they easy to breed all I can tell you is that there is very little information out there about them and most of it says that they are hard to breed. I would definitely agree with that. About where to get them I found all of mine at local pet shops



04/02/07  02:23pm

 #1232843


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  Message To: Ariana :-)   In reference to Message Id: 1212772


 Baby swifts!!

were can i get those there so cooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!=-{}



04/03/07  07:29pm

 #1232846


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  Message To: Reptileking123   In reference to Message Id: 1232843


 Baby swifts!!

srry i said the same question im crazy about reptiles im 11 and trying to breed.srry



04/03/07  07:31pm

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  Message To: Reptileking123   In reference to Message Id: 1232846


 Baby swifts!!

May be see how you had the babyís setup? Maybe some of us more experienced keepers, can pin point the cause of death. I am sorry for your losses.




Cheers,
Chad



05/07/07  01:44pm

 #1318989


Cash
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  Message To: AlbigCrazy   In reference to Message Id: 1273198


 Baby swifts!!

do they have live yong



06/14/07  10:23pm

 #1666390


456
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  Message To: Cici83   In reference to Message Id: 1170670


 Baby swifts!!

they look like my lizards that my swift had you can put the lizards with the mom they will be okay feed them small crickets and mealworms



03/18/08  07:58pm

 #1676065


Froggz37
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  Message To: 456   In reference to Message Id: 1666390


 Baby swifts!!

Where I work the emerald swifts recently had five babies, they were housed in a 20g tank with cocofiber substrate, moss for hiding and basking branches. An undertank heater was used with a 75w basking light during the day. The average room temp for where they were is 77 degrees. They were misted twice daily and fed on very small crickets and fruit flies that were dusted with reptivite twice weekly. A 10.0 uvb light was also provided and all five are now just over 6 weeks old and doing very well. Hope this helps.



03/25/08  11:11pm


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