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  1. K

    Hand Feeding / Weaning - 8 wk Sun Conure

    My fiancé and I brought home an 8 wk old sun conure yesterday. He’s hand fed many birds but never with the syringe attachment in place. The breeder has been using one, but didn’t advice against us using a regular syringe without the attachment - in fact, she said it should be fine. So, couple...
  2. Diveks

    Forced to stay in a hotel with handfed parrots! Advice needed.

    hello, so in a few days I will be staying in a hotel (family gathering) I would prefer to stay home but it is mandatory and unfortunately I am unable to NOT attend it. Well the hotel is around 10-20 minutes away and the babies are around 2-3 weeks old. I will be taking them in an Rcom KingSuro...
  3. Diveks

    Your opinions on the best handfeeding formula?

    so i've been handfeeding baby birds for years but I have never settled on one brand. My lovebirds will be hatching soon and I will have to handfeed some from day 1 (don't worry i know how much work it would be and i do have previous experience with day olds) as one of the parents misteriously...
  4. Godspoison

    New baby lovie reverted to hand feeding - how to wean again

    Hi everyone, I recently picked up a weaned baby lovebird (about 8 weeks old) that was fully weaned. I understand that some babies may revert to wanting comfort feeds upon arriving to a new home. Unfortunately, this baby doesn't seem remotely interested in eating on his own now that we have...
  5. L

    Is it crop burn?

    We just finished hand feeding our around 5 week old budgie. While we were feeding him, he leaped towards the spoon and ate some of the formula when it was too hot. We took it away immediately. It was only a little and at 113° Fahrenheit. Is this enough to cause crop burn? Is there anything we...
  6. S

    Conure losing weight

    Hi! I'm not quite sure if this is the right place to post this, so tell me if I'm doing it wrong lol! So 5 days ago, I brought home a pearly conure baby about 4 weeks old (breeder said he was "around" 3 weeks on the 11th, so I'm not sure exactly how many days old he is) to hand feed. (This is...
  7. L

    New baby budgie healthy?

    Hi, this is my first time using this so sorry if I did it completely wrong haha. I recently got a 4-5 week old budgie named Bumi from an ad. It seems healthy. He (or she, but I’ll just say he for now) is eating and begging for food, chirping, pooping, sleeping, trying to chew things, and...
  8. SnowB

    Clingy sun conure; weaning

    Hi :) I was wondering if anyone else has an extremely clingy bird? I am aware that conures are clingy but I’m unsure if my sun is attached in an unhealthy way. He cries and screams when I put him in his cage and looks desperate to get out. Any advice on how to correct this? I don’t want him to...
  9. SnowB

    Hand feeding 6 week Conure; ear piercing cry

    Hi, am weaning a baby sun conure. I got him at 3 weeks old and he is now going on 6 weeks. I am inexperienced with hand feeding. However, I have had constant, daily guidance from a highly experienced breeder and I have also done extensive research. I would just like some second opinions about...
  10. I

    Is a hissing baby cockatiel normal?

    Hello everyone! I’m fairly new to the world of owning baby cockatiels. I’ve only ever owned adult conures. My husband just bought me a 15 day old cockatiel baby who has been hand fed since birth, and is now being hand fed by me. I absolutely adore him, but I noticed he’s very hissy and...
  11. Diveks

    Handrearing mynahs?

    Hey everyone, so in a bit, i will be taking in a baby myna, i've had a handful of experience hand rearing baby parrots but this is new for me. what should i do differently with a softbill chick? i do have adult mynahs in the aviary but i didn't raise them from baby chicks (i don't breed them...
  12. L

    Is my baby lovebird Stunted?

    Hello i have a baby lovebird which is 18 days old but he doesnt look like an 18 days old lovebird .... when I figured out that he isn’t growing as fast as he actually should , I started handfeeding him since that he gained a little weight but he is still very small and his eyes just opened today...
  13. P

    Weaning and handfeeding

    So I bought these 2 babies (1- born sep 27 and 2- oct 1) and I had to take them home earlier than expected (on nov 7- so they were 6 weeks) and handfeed them myself as the breeder was travelling. I've never handfed or weaned babies before and so she taught me how to prep the food, how to do it...
  14. P

    Taking a baby cockatiel home at the 28 day old

    I have bought 2 cockatiels 1. a pearl-(born Sept 27/2020) and 2. a normal grey- (born Oct 01-2020) and I initially told the breeder I wanted to take them home once they're fully weaned, however, the breeder has just informed me that she is traveling on Nov 1 and would like if I take them home...
  15. Beakz

    Hand feeding baby macaw

    Hi! So I got my baby scarlet macaw yesterday,h he’s adorable and I love him so much already. He’s currently on 3 feedings a day, and the breeder sent me some videos and did a demonstration in person on hand feeding(I’ve handled smaller breeds but not macaws) the only thing is the breeder tube...
  16. RinnLord

    Formula Temperature Question

    I just started hand feeding my 3 week old Cockatiel chicks today. They're a little skeptical since it's their first time too. I'm using a syringe right now, and as per someone else's recommendation, I pre-filled all of my syringes, but of course as I'm feeding the first baby the rest of the...
  17. Z

    Weaning!

    Help! My baby lovebird is eating millet spray, but aside from that, will not eat any other food aside from the handfeeding formula. Should I wait for her to wean naturally or should I do something? I provide her with pellets, apples, spinach, and cheerios but she ignores them. I am scared she...
  18. Z

    Ringneck babies

    Hello everyone how are you all doing I am a yazeed from saudi arabia and this is my first thread. So the story is that i have a few palm trees in my backyard. Ringnecks come and nest in these trees anyways, one of these palm trees roots is affecting the floor. So my father called a few workers...
  19. R

    What Is The Best Hand Feeding Formula

    Hello everyone, I have a few questions pertaining the brands of cockatiel hand feeding formulas. I plan to try my hand at hand feeding my next clutch of cockatiels, I bred my cockatiels last year and the parents successfully raised three chicks.:) So here is what I think I have found so far: I...
  20. dollfish

    New CAG Arrived. 4 m/o Keeps Crying After Feeding

    Hello everyone, my new african grey Astro arrived 2 weeks ago. It is a 4 month old rescue. The previous owner reduced from 3 feedings to 2 on his own, and then when he started refusing his morning feeding, they reduced to once a day. He always had pellets, seeds and fruit available at this time...
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