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Kestrel

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Hello everyone!
I am the proud new bird mama of a cinnamon pearl peid cockatiel baby! And I'm SO excited! I have been looking forward to getting this bird for years. I don't know if it's a girl or boy yet though fingers crossed it's a boy because the egg laying thing does scare me (but yes I do know he will lose his pearls if he's a boy). He/she is only 4 weeks old so it will be at least a couple of weeks before I actually bring it home. I am considering weaning him/her myself but I'm a little nervous, I have never done that before.
Anyway, I want to make sure I give him/her the absolute BEST life possible so that's why I am here. :) 20190403_170408(0).jpg
 

Zara

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Congratulations!!!! S/he´s adorable!!!!!❤

I would recommend allowing the breeder to wean the bird. It will take the stress away from you ;)
 

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Welcome to the Avenue...and congrats on your upcoming addition!
I am considering weaning him/her myself but I'm a little nervous, I have never done that before.
...unless you are completely comfortable weaning a baby, my thought is to wait until the little one is done with that process...;)

Anyway...s/he is absolutely cute...:D
 

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Welcome to AA @Kestrel. You've already had great advice. Only thing I can add is so long as the breeder doesn't mind spend as much time as you can with your baby while he/she is being weaned. Build up that bond now so the move to his/her forever home is a lot easier on both of you.
Oh, and don't forget to enjoy the experience.
 

Kestrel

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Baby will be stunning. Have a name yet?
Thank you! I think so too. There were SO many pretty babies to choose from. It was between this little guy and a white face cinnamon peid (I LOVE the white faced tiels). But this little one started making eye contact with me and talking to me with his little chirps, so I fell in love LOL.
I haven't picked a name yet and I am open to suggestions! I'm considering the name Airendi but I think I won't decide for sure until I can see what name fits his/her personality.
 

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Welcome, and enjoy the site!
 

Kestrel

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Welcome to AA @Kestrel. ...so long as the breeder doesn't mind spend as much time as you can with your baby while he/she is being weaned. Build up that bond now so the move to his/her forever home is a lot easier on both of you.
Oh, and don't forget to enjoy the experience.
Thank you, that is good advice! I have the option to see him/her up to four days a week. I was planning to stop by once a week maybe twice a week (because I don't want to totally drive the breeder crazy). Would you recommend more often than that? I stopped by yesterday and today and I noticed today that s/he was shaking (trembling) while I was holding him and he wasn't doing that yesterday. For that reason I didn't hold him long today because I didn't want to stress him out. He's so tiny.
 

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Welcome to AA. Congrats on your baby 'tiel. Best to let the breeder finish the feeding and then get him once he is fully weaned.
 

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Thank you, that is good advice! I have the option to see him/her up to four days a week. I was planning to stop by once a week maybe twice a week (because I don't want to totally drive the breeder crazy). Would you recommend more often than that? I stopped by yesterday and today and I noticed today that s/he was shaking (trembling) while I was holding him and he wasn't doing that yesterday. For that reason I didn't hold him long today because I didn't want to stress him out. He's so tiny.
If he/she is scared when you hold it then spend more time just being with him/her. Talk, sing or read to him/her. Just spend time with him/her, anything you do will help.
 

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