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    Small baby concern pic included

    Hi guys I was just checking on my nest of young again and I have a little bit of a concern on the size of one of the young. it is half the size of the once that hatched just before it and a fair bit smaller then the first one to hatch.

    Since Fred and George have only had single nesters Im not sure if this is right or if I should be watching for anything. I know they are all being fed.

    Any thoughts?

    I'll post some pics tonight Im just letting the parents chill for now though.
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    Re: Small baby concern

    Are you saying that the last one to hatch is a lot smaller than the first one to hatch? If yes, that is normal. A baby will double in size within a week and since there's usually at least a week difference between the first egg and last egg anyway, that's probably what you're seeing.

    Also, if this last one to hatch is a little smaller in size than when the others had just first hatched, it could just be a "runt" of sorts... as long as the parents are feeding ALL of them, there shouldn't be a problem.

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    Re: Small baby concern

    I wish I could be of more help, there's a few experienced breeders on here that could help more though. Until then I wishthe bub best of luck!
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    Re: Small baby concern

    Quote Originally Posted by maya_exquisite View Post
    Are you saying that the last one to hatch is a lot smaller than the first one to hatch? If yes, that is normal. A baby will double in size within a week and since there's usually at least a week difference between the first egg and last egg anyway, that's probably what you're seeing.

    Also, if this last one to hatch is a little smaller in size than when the others had just first hatched, it could just be a "runt" of sorts... as long as the parents are feeding ALL of them, there shouldn't be a problem.

    No there are four babies and the last baby to hatch is half the size of the 3rd (second last)baby to hatch (if that makes more sense?)

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    Re: Small baby concern

    Oh... hmmm... there shouldn't be THAT much of a size difference on two babies that have hatched only two days apart, but I think as long as the parent is feeding this little one (just continue to watch it closely) it'll probably grow rapidly like the rest.

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    Re: Small baby concern

    yeah im just worrying because they are about two weeks old and its only the size of a 4 day old...but then i always worry about them.

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    Re: Small baby concern

    So here is the pic i just got
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    Re: Small baby concern pic included

    that looks like a normal clutch of babys they are always different size. you could get some dummy eggs

    this is how dummy eggs work the first three eggs thats are laid you take out an swap for dummy eggs. when the fourth egg is laid you put them all back in an take the dummy eggs out and all the chick will hatch at the same time

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    Re: Small baby concern pic included

    Thanks, glad to hear that that is normal...I was worrying about the little one.

    The poor guys though its so hot atm they we all panting when I took that pic.

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    Re: Small baby concern pic included

    Just make sure it is getting fed and if needed, pull it and supplement with handfeeding. I actually just discussed this a bit in the thread about "pick of the clutch." There sometimes is a runt of the batch, but I have found that they all reach their full size, it just takes a bit longer. Weaning also takes longer.
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    Re: Small baby concern pic included

    i was just going to say the same thing that the little one might not be getting fed as much or as often as the others and might need supplemental feedings

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    Re: Small baby concern pic included

    Thanks guys, I'll keep you all posted on how everything goes.

    Ill check out that thread you mentioned too Briana. Thanks.

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    Re: Small baby concern pic included

    Hey guys

    Well I went and did my check up on the babies, I missed yesterday I wasn't doing too well with the heat, anyway the little one hadn't been fed the poor thing is still only about 2cms big all the others are starting to pin.

    I gave it some food just before and put it back I just need some info on feeding times and thickness of the mixture I imagine it would be different then with Aya since she was older then this when I raised her.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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