Discussion in 'Budgie Boulevard' started by Comet, 2/24/19.
these chicks looks like there no longer being fed you might half to handfed
The photos were taken in the morning, so their crops weren't yet full. I am having to hand feed fully now, rather than co-parenting like I was originally hoping.
Unfortunately, the youngest chick passed away, most likely due to getting too cold... Sekhmet started spending more time outside of the nest. She's with her sister now, and I have the chicks in a brooder. The three of them are all still doing well.
After feeding time! Quiet, happy babies.
This keeps getting sadder
I like to use (wood shavings?) for the chicks, like the stuff used for little hamsters etc. That kitchen paper doesn´t look comfortable.
So you have those 3 chicks now? or is that little one the one who didn´t make it?
Maybe try and let her visit the chicks for a while each day if she´s interested.
Glad they´re in a brooder and getting looked after now. Not ideal but it is what it is you know, nothings ever perfect and you gotta do what you gotta do.
Also, I hope you are doing ok I should imagine it´s not easy dealing with so much loss all at once.
Aw, I'm sorry you lost the father and one of the chicks. I hope they all pull through !
I would add some sort of bedding like pine shavings to your brooder. It will help keep them warm and comfortable, and CLEAN! It will absorb extra moisture from poop, and will save you from picking dried poops off of each chick.
There are three chicks now, yes. They all ate well this morning!
Wood shavings have been added, also, thanks for the tips!
I am doing okay, I'm just trying to focus on keeping these ones healthy in memory of those who have passed.
So sorry you lost your bird.
Hand feeding continues to go well! The little one is starting to grow feathers, and the older ones are getting a much better hang of feeding from a syringe.
Here they are now! They are doing so well.
I'll have to get more pictures when they aren't sleeping in a corner!
Figured I'd post another update!
We're spoon-feeding them now. It gets a little messy, but the chicks like it a lot better, and we always clean them up afterwards.
These birds look a little overfed. That is a heck of a bulge : 20190313_180640.jpg
Glad to see them all growing feathers! Does the hen visit them?
What formula are you using? And are you letting the crops completely empty.?
Tropican hand-feeding formula.
I do let their crops completely empty every night, yes.
They're all little pigs, the little one especially! The problem with him is that he'll keep trying to eat until he's completely full, which leads to him pumping his crop full of air if he doesn't feel he's had enough. Better to stuff him full of food! I haven't had any problems with slow crop, either.
She's seen them a few times, just for short periods. She seems to be fully trusting them with us now, and doesn't appear extremely interested in interacting with them, just watches them from up on her perch.
Feed the little guy a little less, more often.
Aww hope she´s doing ok now with her sister ❤️
She is! We're going to set up the Critter Nation cage for all five of our adult budgies again tomorrow, so she'll get to be with both of her sisters, one other girl, and one other boy.
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