Mommy Dear­est

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The bond be­tween a fe­male bird and her young starts even be­fore the egg is hatched! Re­searchers have found that by chang­ing the con­di­tions in­side the egg, fe­male ca­naries es­sen­tially “tell” their young what to ex­pect when they hatch. If moms spend less time sit­ting on the eggs and warm­ing them be­cause they’re spend­ing more time look­ing for scarce food, then the chicks will stay in the egg longer and try to gain more weight.

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