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Hand raising with siblings vs alone

Mads505

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Hey guys! So I presume that being hand raised alongside siblings or conspecifics would lead to a more bird-friendly bird (and perhaps one with better bite inhibition), but I would love to hear other people's thoughts, opinions, and experiences on the matter. I've read some people's opinions that co-parenting leads to less hormonal aggression later in life.

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So I presume that being hand raised alongside siblings or conspecifics would lead to a more bird-friendly bird (and perhaps one with better bite inhibition), but I would love to hear other people's thoughts
Well, the only other option is to separate chicks in a clutch, but that would only be done if they were hurting each other.
Chicks from the same clutch are always raised together. Separating them is an extreme measure. To do it for no reason IMO is cruel.

I've read some people's opinions that co-parenting leads to less hormonal aggression later in life.
I don't think that there is any evidence to support this thst is not anecdotal.
Handling the chicks when they are young can help them become more social birds and not as flighty and scared, but it is not guaranteed.

Currently raising three precious green cheek conure siblings together and they're doing amazing
They look great :)
 

Mads505

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Well, the only other option is to separate chicks in a clutch, but that would only be done if they were hurting each other.
Chicks from the same clutch are always raised together. Separating them is an extreme measure. To do it for no reason IMO is cruel.


I don't think that there is any evidence to support this thst is not anecdotal.
Handling the chicks when they are young can help them become more social birds and not as flighty and scared, but it is not guaranteed.


They look great :)
I'm referring to people who buy one baby that is unweaned and raise it on their own
 
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