One of my eight baby budgies seems to be rather stunted. He's just not growing at a normal rate (if at all). His younger sibling has over taken him in size, and the youngest baby is catching up fast. It's really disheartening to watch. I've had to feed him twice today because mum hasn't got to him, though he's always screaming for food when i check on them. Despite having not tried hand rearing formula before he positively guzzled it down when i offered it to him. Here are some pics from a week and a half ago, and tonight. I started suspecting something was off around this stage, his pins were starting to come through, but his head seems too big for his body and his cere is protruding more than usual. This is him tonight. As far as size goes he's not a lot bigger, but he has a few more pin feathers. And with his younger sibling Clearly the younger one is already bigger with more pin feathers. And even the little one, four days younger, is catching up. I'm not sure what to do. I asked a co-worker and he said he'd had a budgie like this before. It stayed small and when all it's siblings weaned it continued to want feedings, so he started hand feeding it. But it never started eating on its own. In the end he had to bring it into work and have it put to sleep as hand rearing it for life wasn't possible and the vet felt it would be kinder. Surely there must be something i can do?