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    Cockatiel chick formula ratio

    What ratio of powdered formula and water do I need to mix depending on the age of the chick? For example how thick does a one week old need the formula compared to a four week old chick. I know that the chicks need to be fed 10% of their body weight but I need to know how thick to make the formula. Thanks in advance

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    Re: Cockatiel chick formula ratio

    Does the formula can have directions? And is there any special reason why you are hand feeding at such a young age? I would suggest you call an Avian Vet in your area and ask them what would be the best consistency and how much to feed. Overfeeding will result in the formula asparating to the lungs, and that will cause death. I think here in the USA breeders generally let the parents feed the babies, at least for a few weeks, because like human breast milk, the parents food is full of special enzymes and other nutrients that help the babies stay alive in those first few crucial days and weeks.

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    Re: Cockatiel chick formula ratio

    Hiya I'm asking just in case of emergency. I'm planning to breed my two cockatiels in the future and I want to be prepared just in case. I cant find any directions on the box Im not planning to start to hand feed them until they are two weeks of age. Thanks for your advice I'll ask my avian vet.

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    Re: Cockatiel chick formula ratio

    Aok. I read the post thinking you already had the babies. Good luck with breeding.

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