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    Hi

    I have 3 baby lovebirds that are about a month old. They had come out of the nest about a week ago and the other lovebirds in the aviary had been hurting them.
    The other day, their mother laid an egg and pushed all 3 of the babies out of the nest. I brought them into the house yesterday and have been feeding them Lorikeet and Honeyeater Wet Diet.

    I've never hand-reared lovebirds before, so I'm not sure how much I should be feeding them. I gave them about 5 CCs each this morning. How much and how often should I feed them?
    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Baby lovebird trouble

    Ayane,

    I hope you will find the site below helpful. It is also really important to make sure the chicks are warm enough. When they are that small they can't hold their body heat.

    http://www.lafeber.com/Products/feed...structions.asp

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    Re: Baby lovebird trouble

    Can you go to the pet store and get real hand feeding formula?

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    Re: Baby lovebird trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebirdfan View Post
    Ayane,

    I hope you will find the site below helpful. It is also really important to make sure the chicks are warm enough. When they are that small they can't hold their body heat.

    http://www.lafeber.com/Products/feed...structions.asp
    Thanks for this - very helpful

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    Can you go to the pet store and get real hand feeding formula?
    No, unfortunately I can't... I live rurally and that was all the local store had.

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    Re: Baby lovebird trouble

    Hi Ayane!
    I've never had baby lovies, but I'm hoping to someday so I collect research links.
    This link has some videos of hand feeding:
    http://www.parrotparrot.com/lovebirds/handfeed.htm
    and some other good tips.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RandR View Post
    Hi Ayane!
    I've never had baby lovies, but I'm hoping to someday so I collect research links.
    This link has some videos of hand feeding:
    http://www.parrotparrot.com/lovebirds/handfeed.htm
    and some other good tips.
    Thanks
    I'll take a look at it

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