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Urgent Budgie baby become cold

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Hi, one of my budgie pair have babies. But they stop feeding baby. so, I started hand feeding to that baby since yesterday. Its age is 16-17 days. He became weak. He can't stand on his feet and his body temperature became lower. What Should I do now??? Thanks
 

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I think for a start you need to raise baby's temperature.

If you need a heat pack you can put some rice into a pillow case or sock and warm it up in the microwave till it is a nice temperature. Once warm you can wrap that in towels and place it under half of the bottom of what you have baby in so it can move away if it gets warm enough.

I do not know enough about baby care to offer much more help I am sorry, hopefully some others like @Zara, @Birdbabe, @finchly will be online soon to offer some more in depth and experienced advice.

I hope all will be well with your baby budgie :)
 
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Need to get the baby stabilized and warm. Proper amount of food and feeding times is ESSENTIAL. At two weeks old, depending on its size, a budgie chick will take 2-4ml at each feeding time. At three weeks this increases to 4-6ml, and 5-8ml by five weeks.
 

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You need to raise the chicks body temperature immediately! Chicks cannot maintain their own warmth.

Is the chick in an incubator? The chick needs an incubator to keep drafts out and a heating pad beneath a portion of it to keep the chick warm. Also are you heating the formula in your preparation? It should not be served tepid or cold.

I can give more info if needed, currently hand feeding a lovebird chick.
 
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It has already been said. Key things you need:

-warmth, make sure your brooder is keeping your chick warm.
-food, be sure that the food is the correct consistency and the correct temperature and that you have fed the chick and he is not hungry.

If you are feeding correctly and the brooder is warm and you see no signs of improvement, please go to the vet, keeping the chick warm throughout the journey.
 

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You need to raise the chicks body temperature immediately! Chicks cannot maintain their own warmth.

Is the chick in an incubator? The chick needs an incubator to keep drafts out and a heating pad beneath a portion of it to keep the chick warm. Also are you heating the formula in your preparation? It should not be served tepid or cold.

I can give more info if needed, currently hand feeding a lovebird chick.
I use fresh handfeed and heat it and make it cold before feed him
 

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He was good yesterday night, I don't understand what is his problem and his poop was watery
 

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What temperature are you feeding the formula at?


Are you making the food to the correct consistency, follow the instrustions on the package. The formula should be quite thick, like pea soup.
I feed him in warm temperature and make the formula quite thick

And his poop is watery and he became paralyzed I think
 

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What is the number?
Also what is the temperature in your brooder? (in the birds box)


Why do you think this?

Is the place you are keeping the chick clean? This is very important for bird health.
Yeah its clean and warm place but I think because of his weak
 

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Answer to all questions that been made if you want help.
Especially the ones about temperature.
 

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What is the number?
Also what is the temperature in your brooder? (in the birds box)


Why do you think this?

Is the place you are keeping the chick clean? This is very important for bird health.
Brooder temperature 30-34c
 

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It’s a mistake to make the formula thick. It causes constipation. Make it like a thin pudding.

Don’t try to guess temperature, ANY thermometer will do. If no brooder, get a small aquarium and line with a towel . Again you must monitor the temperature of the brooder at all times.

As already mentioned, feed on a precise schedule. Don’t skip feedings.

Let us know how you are doing.
 

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It’s a mistake to make the formula thick. It causes constipation. Make it like a thin pudding.

Don’t try to guess temperature, ANY thermometer will do. If no brooder, get a small aquarium and line with a towel . Again you must monitor the temperature of the brooder at all times.

As already mentioned, feed on a precise schedule. Don’t skip feedings.

Let us know how you are doing.
Ok I understand, But can you tell me what is the temperature for food???
 

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The temperature for food is 40,5 celcius (105f) to 43 celcius (110f). Make sure it is between those temperatures. To hot and there will be crop burn and too cold will cool the baby off and encourage fungal infections. Make sure you disinfect all tools and containers between feeding AND DO NOT KEEP PREPARED FORMULAS BETWEEN FEEDINGS. Make sure the baby is getting enough fluids - make the formula thinner.
 
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