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7-8 week old cockatiel

Jenn K

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hello I purchased a baby cockatiel from a breeder, this baby was parent raised and I was told to hand feed him, which I have knowledge on how to do so. Since day 1 the bird has not wanted to eat formula which I understand he is adjusting to his new home I've only had him for 6 days today, I do know how to crop feed the babies, so I went a head and crop fed him, I keep the formula temp. between 105-108 for hand feeding. I noticed this morning that the Skin around his crop is very red/chest and under his wing. could his crop be irritated? he hasn't been very active since day one, and all he wants to do is sleep.
 

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Welcome to the Avenue Jenn,

105-108 for hand feeding. I noticed this morning that the Skin around his crop is very red/chest and under his wing. could his crop be irritated?
Over 105F is too hot.
Which formula are you using? Some will even allow 1 degree less than the 105F.

Check you are prepping to the correct ratio, dehydration presents as red skin. You can add a little unsweetened natural coconut water or pedialyte to the formula.
 

Jenn K

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Welcome to the Avenue Jenn,


Over 105F is too hot.
Which formula are you using? Some will even allow 1 degree less than the 105F.

Check you are prepping to the correct ratio, dehydration presents as red skin. You can add a little unsweetened natural coconut water or pedialyte to the formula.
the formula im using is hagen tropican. he just very sleepy all the time. when I give him food, he'll take a little then spit up the rest. but just wants to sleep
 

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This is a good resource for baby tiels: www.ask-noodles.com. Also, you may want to contact the breeder for help. Or if he's not doing well, a vet. (And I think it's unethical for breeders to sell unweaned babies. Just my 2 cents.)
 

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