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Testimonial from a St. Vincent Amazon breeder.
In June, Avitronics received a rather special e-mail from a breeder of endangered exotic parrot species, and specifically the St. Vincent Amazon Parrot. This is what the e-mail said, and we consider it a great example of how priceless the Buddy can be during the critical stages of avian incubation.
The parrots are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity with efforts in the last thirty years by the more than ten members of the consortium bringing only a handful of chicks. The one breeding couple gave three fertile eggs which were carefully monitored by the Buddy II which soon confirmed they were all fertile, a rare event in itself. The Buddy II gave reassuring readings throughout the incubation but most importantly, told Mr Quinque exactly when the chicks were due to hatch.
This was critical as the three were much too weak to break out of their eggs and the shells had to be broken manually and chicks very carefully extracted over a period of more than 24 hours. One died at that time but the other two survived and have grown from 16 grams at birth to 300 grams one month later, date of the picture. They're still not out of the woods, but your machine did give them a starting chance.
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