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    Baby budgie hatched mother not feeding ?

    Hello, My baby budgie hatched about 6 hours ago...
    i dont think the mother has been feeding it (maybe it has im not sure)
    but the 6 hour old budgie keeps making tweeting sounds as if its asking for food..
    Is everything fine or should i be worried ?

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    Re: Baby budgie hatched mother not feeding ?

    Watch for the dad to go into the nest box. He feeds the mom, and she feeds the babies, and sometimes the dad feeds the babies. If the baby is hungry, yes, it will make noise. However, it is difficult to know for sure because the baby is in the nest. Sometimes babies make chirping sounds, even after being fed. Watching dad will give you a good idea if he is feeding mom or the baby.

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    Hello, everything is going good all baby are being fed so far 3 eggs hatched, 2 in one day ! ;D
    Cant wait for the chicks to grow up !! ;D

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    Yaaaaay!!!!!! That is awesome!!!!! Keep us posted!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Baby budgie hatched mother not feeding ?

    well today the fourth egg was meant to hatch and i checked up on it and it just has a small hole in the centre and is not moving ?
    what should i do ?
    gosh this is scary ;c

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    Re: Baby budgie hatched mother not feeding ?

    Leave all the unhatched eggs alone. Do not touch them, nor move them. The same goes for the new babies. Mom and Dad will take care of both. You run a big risk of mom abandoning the nest and babies if you interfere. Patience is on your side. Nature will take its course.

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    Re: Baby budgie hatched mother not feeding ?

    the egg is dead and blood everywhere my uncle told me to remove it and change the nest box as it would be filled with bacteria from the dead baby.
    I have done these steps
    The other eggs are fine and the 2 babies are still being fed..
    Am i good or should i be worried

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    Re: Baby budgie hatched mother not feeding ?

    I cannot say what will happen. Time will tell.

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    Okay, thanks for helping tho <3
    Ill keep you guys updated ;D

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    Re: Baby budgie hatched mother not feeding ?

    Im so devastated, another budgie died..
    Mother did not feed it and crop was fully empty.
    There are still 3 more eggs. (one egg got thrown out of cage, One the mother did not feed and one survived and is being fed)
    Do you think the 3 eggs will hatch and survive or will the mother reject them or break / throw them out of the cage before they even take their first breath..?
    Im so sad .

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    Re: Baby budgie hatched mother not feeding ?

    I'm so sorry, Aiden. It's really painful to lose birds.
    I'm also sorry to say that your uncle gave you bad advice. The egg that died would not be a problem. If the parents were feeding the live babies, you needed to leave everything alone. The birds know how to handle the situation. Your interference most likely spooked the parents.

    It sounds like this is your first experience with a clutch. First-time bird caregivers are like first-time parents. They worry about every little thing.

    I recommend that you just let nature take its course on this clutch and just hope for the survival of some chick or chicks. If you allow the parents to have another clutch, just let them be. Don't touch anything. Also, you're doing the right thing by participating in the forum. You can learn a lot from many experienced people here.

    And, welcome to the forum. I wish you the very best with your budgies.
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    Re: Baby budgie hatched mother not feeding ?

    Pat has given you awesome advice. She has vast experience raising baby birds of all kinds.

    Since you said one egg got thrown out of the cage, did your mean out of the nest box? Because, the parents really need a wooden nest box to use for the hen setting on her eggs, and hatching the eggs, and the parents caring for the babies. If you try this again, I suggest you use the wooden box.

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    Re: Baby budgie hatched mother not feeding ?

    I am using a wood one, and it has a perch on the outside.
    I checked today to see if the chick was being fed and to my surprise, there is another chick there.
    There is however a egg there which has a crack on the top of it.
    But i left it there as thats what you advised.
    Thanks so much guys for helping, ill keep you guys updated
    on what happens.

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    Re: Baby budgie hatched mother not feeding ?

    That egg with the crack on top may be hatching. When you see an egg cracking, we call it pipping. The baby chick is pipping the shell with his tiny beak, so he can come out of the shell. I am happy for you that the baby is being fed. That is a real positive. We will watch for updates.

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    Re: Baby budgie hatched mother not feeding ?

    ahh okay ;D
    The egg still has a crack but hasnt hatched yet, another egg should hatch tommorow so maybe it will hatch or maybe it wont. Only time will tell.
    But i have one question please.
    How often will i have to feed a 8 day old baby budgie if i hand feed it.?

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