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2 Week old baby lovebird behaviours.

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That’s what it is, but it’s not like that all the time. Sometimes she yawns a lot like that.
 

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See what @Zara thinks about it when she sees it.

Is the temperature in the brooder the right temperature?
Is the food being fed at the right temperature?
Is the crop emptying as it should be?
 

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The temperature is around 25 deg celcius in the brooder, and the food is being fed at 35-42 deg celcius, and her crop was emptied this morning before I fed her.
 

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I think it’s just re adjusting the crop because she does it after she eats most of the time, but like always I’m worrying about this little fragile birdie.
 

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I think it’s just re adjusting the crop because she does it after she eats most of the time, but like always I’m worrying about this little fragile birdie.
I think it is too but I haven’t got experience raising parrots (only chooks, emus, ostriches and a few other poultry birds) so Zara will give you her opinion as soon as she’s back online. She might be a few hours but I don’t believe what we see in the footage is a huge concern that needs answers right now.
 

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I think it is too but I haven’t got experience raising parrots (only chooks, emus, ostriches and a few other poultry birds) so Zara will give you her opinion as soon as she’s back online. She might be a few hours but I don’t believe what we see in the footage is a huge concern that needs answers right now.
yes, me too.
 

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Ok, I'll take the other one out, that's probably what he's doing when i say he sorta levitates, he's pooping. XD
Why don't you put the 2nd sock on the opposite corner, since you have it half on the heating pad. Tho at this age, he won't be able to travel that far by himself.
 

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I can´t see very well, but the crop being almost empty makes me think they are hungry. The motions in the video look like begging for food rather than yawning.
Be sure you are feeding a good 10% of the birds body weight, if they want a few beakfulls extra you can but don´t over do it.

What is the humidity in your brooder?Try keeping it between 60-65 (5 above or below that is ok too)
 

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It’s not really a brooder, it’s a bird container with wood chips and a heat pad below it, so I don’t know the humidity. Also, she was just taken out of the nest 2 days ago, so she was still getting used to hand feeding, so I’ve just stated being able to give her a full5-6 milligrams of formula this afternoon. And I think after I took that video I fed her.
 

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I might get a humidity reader but idk.
 

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How much does your bird weigh first thing in the morning? (you can use the kitchen scales, to the nearest gram is a good enough reading)

I do not believe your bird is over 50g, I just don´t. They look about high 30/40s meaning the feed should be around the 4CC mark. You don´t want to over feed, it can stretch the crop. Feeding less, more often is the best way to feed. The bird will have food to digest all day long, without the risk of stretching the crop. Weigh the bird when the corp is empty next.

Please don´t be so blasé RE the humidity, it really is quite important, and if you wanted to buy that tiny unweaned, featherless chick, you made a promise and you should take responsibility. Buy a hygrometer, you can find them on amazon if no local shops have them.
If you need to increase the humidity, you can do that by putting a moist kitchen paper towel folded up on a small plate in a corner of the brooder.
 

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I will look if my granny has one, and I live in SA, so I don’t have amazon, and I do want to check it, if I can, I will.
 

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You might find them in some shops that sell reptile equipment if you have any where like that near you? Or some other online site.
 

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She weighs about 40-45 grams.
 

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You might find them in some shops that sell reptile equipment if you have any where like that near you? Or some other online site.
I’m going to get one from my grandma so I’ll Tell you what the humidity is when I get it.
 

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I would just like to ask, what will happen if the humidity isn’t correct?
 

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I'm currently feeding her like 5 milligrams at 5 am 9 am 1 pm 5 pm and 9 pm, and you say less more often is better, (so the crop doesn't stretch) so what hours do you think i should feed her?
 

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Seeing as no one has yet to respond, I would say to just feed her whenever you can see that her crop is empty, or near so.
Although I am far from an avian vet. @Zara
 

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Seeing as no one has yet to respond, I would say to just feed her whenever you can see that her crop is empty, or near so.
Although I am far from an avian vet. @Zara
There are answers above clearly describing what needs to be done.
 
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