Today I was a little shocked to come onto the Ostrich Egg cam live and to see that there was no more little Gunga! Luckily after about a minute of investigation I could stop panicking because little Gunga had not passed away suddenly. Which was so relieving to me, because Gunga was so fiesty!
What had happened was Daddy Dash and kind Rancher Joel decided to break the other egg shells and were sad to discover that the other eggs had not developed properly. So they were not going to grow any further. So what they have decided to do was to take Gunga out and let him/her run free with a kind Rancher Joel other baby Ostriches. Baby ostriches thrive much better when they have other ostriches to run around with.
Of course this all happened while I was asleep.
SO at the moment it’s just some last chatting before the chat comes off and probably waiting a whole another year for the next lot =D
I have been trying to find that quote about not working with animals and children, but all I could find were quotes was about how much people love working with animals and children. While I suspected this may be because of our more “PG acceptable” society…We all know that saying.
I would have to say that over this weekend though, animals are probably not always easy to work with. As many of you will know I took this weekend off as this weekend I was planning on watching the newest members of the Dash family to be born. Over the last few years, once a year, the Dash family has been hatching and raising a small number of baby Ostriches.
It was a very slow weekend, the first Ostrich that showed any sign of “pipping” was Gunga and he/she pretty much spent the whole weekend not hatching out the egg and of course I have to go to work today.
What’s the bet that everything happens today? So one down and three to go!
So the first egg has been taken out and is currently in the hatchery, Daddy Dash thinks it’s sleeping though…One down…Three to go!
This weekend you should all be watching this web Ustream TV live feed…THIS WEEKEND!
Ostrich Egg – Cam Live!
If you are long time reader of mine you will know a couple of years ago I fell in love with little Pip. The baby Ostrich that was hatched and raised by the Dash family for a little before she tragically passed away. Baby birds, or birds in general are extremely sensitive and so the littlest thing can easily kill them.
Please join me on the 25th of this month and we can witness this awesome moment together, I guarantee you will not be disappointed! Please read my previous posts about the other viewings.
For those who are regular readers you may remember my slight obsession with Daddy Dash and his baby ostriches. Over the last couple of years I have been watching Dash raise baby ostriches all from Ustream from a live web feed.
There has been a lot of sadness, baby ostriches have a high mortality rate, which is why in the wild they lay so many eggs. So if you only have 5 eggs the chances of them all surviving are extremely rare. So after the last batch of babies and having only one survive I honestly wasn’t sure if Daddy Dash (as we call him) would ever do it again…But he is!
Over the years we have 3 groups of baby ostriches and grow and die.
This year we have a batch of 5 eggs and this will be the fourth attempt. Please join us on the 25th of July as this expected date of the new hatchlings! Until then watch them live on Ustream!
If you want to find out anymore information about the past baby Ostriches and to see how well Aries is doing please check out the Facebook page:
Today is a most joyous day indeed! The baby ostriches that I have been obsessed with since last year are starting to “hatch”. I have been watching for the last few hours and out of the 5, there are only two that have been showing any growth in the egg. (There was a third that was growing slower than the others, but have not heard what has happened to it since beginning of last week, when it was taken out of the incubator).
It is extremely fascinating! Ostriches do not start growing as soon as the egg is laid, the foetuses start growing once they start to “heat up” (or usually when an adult Ostrich starts to nest on top of the eggs, or in this case are put into a incubator). Once again the Dash Family is going to be presenting a live feed to the whole world of the hatching process and, hopefully, successfully raising them.
My partner made a joke about how he has this image of me being “obsessively watching the video”…Of course I’m not =P lol…It can take up to 24 hours for a baby Ostrich to hatch. Ostrich eggs are the toughest eggs on the planet, which is why it takes so long for them to hatch.
Currently one of the two Ostriches that are fully developed has finally “Pipped” and has broken through a little, you can view it’s head. Time (California time – Location of Ostriches): 7:04am…(Australia Time): 12:00am…Which is why I am now heading to bed.
Once again below is the link to the live feed: