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I found a drowned chick in the water bowl.

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Today, when I came home I saw my birds. I looked at their water bowl and saw something weird. It looked like poo so I was about to get rid of it. Then... I saw a chick. A drowned chick. In the water. Live well in heaven little one... My birds arent even supposed to have babies!
1. They are too young
2. The cage is too small
3. Pet birds should not breed. But the breeder told us to....:(:sorrow::sad5:
 

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Aw, how sad. :sorrow: Maybe you can get some dummy eggs and replace any eggs you find with them. That way the eggs can’t hatch and something like this won’t happen again.
 

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Update : We found a living chick in their nest. I'm gonna wait till the chicks all grow up and then I'm gonna cage transfer them. Hopefully they will not drown...
 

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You might try putting some glass marbles in the water dish. This will allow access to the water and will reduce the chance of drowning.
Good Idea
 

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Can you mice the water bowl to where the chick can’t fall in it?
 

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Update: Now there are 3 living chicks, That i'm calling: Spyro, Robin and Fluffy or Flower Jr.
 

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Sorry to hear that.

My birds arent even supposed to have babies!
1. They are too young
2. The cage is too small
3. Pet birds should not breed.
in their nest
So why give a nest?
Birds like sleeping on perches, they don´t need nests and ¨beds¨.

Dummy eggs for the future is a good idea.

I'll try....
Just move the water so it´s higher than the nest.

If you post a picture of your cage set up, members might be able to offer more specific advice
 

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So why give a nest?
I did not put a nest in there, The breeder who gave us the birds recommended my mom to breed them. I got them by surprise because I was really desperate to get a pet. My mom, having a new initiative to breed them, bought a nest. Although I am grateful she bought me pets, she impulse bought them, hence the problems started to rise.
 

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Yep, glass rocks/marbles in the water bowl so they can drink from the gaps and not drown (I like the flattish glass rocks they sell for aquariums).

Also, if their enclosure has a smooth bottom, put down a rubber pebbled shelf liner - something like this. It gives the chicks a good grip to walk on so they don't get splay legged, you can sprinkle food across it to encourage eating until they work out where the bowls are (they figure it out pretty quick, but they can be clueless the first few days), it lets you monitor their droppings, and it's easy to clean with dish soap.
 

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Yep, glass rocks/marbles in the water bowl so they can drink from the gaps and not drown (I like the flattish glass rocks they sell for aquariums).

Also, if their enclosure has a smooth bottom, put down a rubber pebbled shelf liner - something like this. It gives the chicks a good grip to walk on so they don't get splay legged, you can sprinkle food across it to encourage eating until they work out where the bowls are (they figure it out pretty quick, but they can be clueless the first few days), it lets you monitor their droppings, and it's easy to clean with dish soap.
Ok thanks.
 
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