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    Re: Help! An egg has hatched!! I have some questions and concerns!

    Helen, I just checked his hatch date vs when I took this photo and I think this was only a couple of days after I got him and it was just over 10 weeks. Sorry I should have checked that before! This is what he looked like when I got him.



    I didn't know that about millet, they do go crazy over the millet spray when they get some. I guess I'll save my millet for when the baby is older so that he can try some with the parents!
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    Re: Help! An egg has hatched!! I have some questions and concerns!

    He is sooooooooooooooooooo precious, and I love the colors of his feathers!

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    I just had to comment to say that is the SWEETEST thing I have ever heard!! Made my smile huge.

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    Re: Help! An egg has hatched!! I have some questions and concerns!

    Haha thanks! Looking back at the young photos of Zelda it's cool to see how much his colourings have changed. I had forgotten how dark his face used to be!

    Just wanted to update that there is still only one baby but he is getting pretty big!Little bits of feathers coming in. They are very light coloured feather bits. I still haven't gotten a photo but I hope to soon!

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    Re: Help! An egg has hatched!! I have some questions and concerns!

    Glad bubby is doing well, and ahhhhhhh what a cute birdie! x


    Thanks Lee for the adorable sig!

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    Re: Help! An egg has hatched!! I have some questions and concerns!

    Zelda is soooo cute!! I am happy your baby is doing so good and I cant wait to see your new baby once you get the pictures up.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

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    Re: Help! An egg has hatched!! I have some questions and concerns!

    Hi everyone! I just wanted to update you on the baby! I have brought him to a vet to get him check up since I was a little concerned about his legs and the vet says he is doing really well and looks great and is a really great weight. So I thought I would share some photos (plus I have a concern..)

    3 weeks


    3 1/2 weeks


    just over 4 weeks



    So I noticed that Zelda was preening the baby a lot and there are tons of feathers all over the nest now and the baby is missing a LOT of feathers on his back neck. I found him running away from the nest on the bottom of the cage and so I wasn't sure what to do and I took the baby out for some handling time but I'm not sure if I should take it as an early sign to remove the father (maybe put him in a cage beside them) or is this normal? He will be 5 weeks old tomorrow, please let me know!

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    Re: Help! An egg has hatched!! I have some questions and concerns!

    Usually it's the hen that does the plucking. Make sure you know who's doing it then remove them. Then leave the other parent in to finish the feeding.

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    Re: Help! An egg has hatched!! I have some questions and concerns!

    Thanks for responding! I actually saw later that it was Zelda for sure. We just finished setting up the other cage beside the cage with the mother and baby and I'm keeping a close eye on the mother just to make sure she doesn't do it either.

    Fingers crossed!

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