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    Newborn cockatiel chicks without parents...Help!

    First baby arrived this morning around 9. I have everything for him but I just need to know when he'll be ready for formula? I got the parents from a breeder that had run out of room, they had eggs, we moved them to my place and they abandoned them. I know it may have been a mistake but I couldn't refuse them. They've been in am incubator and the first one hatched this morning. I have done TONS of research have a good formula for them and everything else. I've tried giving them back to the parents for as long as I could without them being chilled too long and they showed no interest. Everything I try and look up online usually is talking about feeding them when you pull them from the nest but I need newborn info. Someone that has done this before? I have a possibility of 6 eggs, 5 of which I know are fertile.

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    Re: Newborn cockatiel chicks without parents...Help!

    Is there any indication the parents are going to be aggressive toward the new babies? If it is just the problem of them not being fed by the parents, if it were me, I would want to keep the babies in the nest. Can you observe the parents to see if they are doing anything at all to care for them? Being in a nest with the parents is the best place for them "if possible", because the natural warmth of the parents will keep them from getting cold and dying. Of course they do need to be fed in order to live.

    I would suggest you call an Avian Vet in your area, and tell them what is happening. Perhaps they would be able to give you some idea of how to proceed with these babies.

    Also, check out Youtube. Search for feeding baby birds when they are first hatched. Sometimes there are great videos of actual feedings being conducted by owners.

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    Re: Newborn cockatiel chicks without parents...Help!

    A avian vet could show you how to feed them and how much to feed them. Or if you have a really good bird store in your area that raises babies perhaps they can teach you how much to feed them. I hope you are successful and wish you lots of luck.
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    What I suggest Maa rounded Very nice. I like your thinking
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