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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

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    Today I open the nest box and check babies' health. And I found that one baby has some issue with his legs . I imminently rushed to Riddhi Trivedi (my friend, who guided me in this whole case). She examined the baby and came to the conclusion that there may be two possibilities, one parent may not have fed this baby well and the second maybe the baby has some birth defect. So we have to take babies for hand feeding. I am not available due to my work schedule to feed baby every 2 hours, so i have to give them to my friend to be taken care of. But Sweety and Shyam are so sad, they are continuously finding their babies. i am so sad right now. Feeling so sorry for the baby.

    Guys, do you have any clue why this happened? I am posting pic and videos of the baby.

    Help me, guys.

    Thank you.


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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    Awww!! I am so sorry this happened to baby, but it is awesome your friend will help you out feeding them. You know, since two of the laid eggs died in the shell, it could be there is a genetic marker of some kind in the DNA of one or both parents. I am sure you know that parents who are siblings, and related to each other, can produce deformed chicks, or babies with special needs. Siblings should never be allowed to have babies.

    Do not lose hope. The baby can very well look and act much different in a few weeks, after they have regularly hand fed. The other one looks great.

    And if for some reason, this baby turns out to have special needs, do not be too discouraged. Special needs birds are very brave and courgeous, and can live a good life. Their disabilities do not get in the way of their daily happiness.

    Please keep us updated.
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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    I am so sorry and sad that the baby has something wrong with it. Is this Splay legs? I honestly never really seen a baby bird up close but I do know some t=of them can get splayed legs where they stick out to the side sort of like your baby was. What ever it is hopefully the person you took the babies can help the one with the bad legs get better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxollie View Post
    Awww!! I am so sorry this happened to baby, but it is awesome your friend will help you out feeding them. You know, since two of the laid eggs died in the shell, it could be there is a genetic marker of some kind in the DNA of one or both parents. I am sure you know that parents who are siblings, and related to each other, can produce deformed chicks, or babies with special needs. Siblings should never be allowed to have babies.

    Do not lose hope. The baby can very well look and act much different in a few weeks, after they have regularly hand fed. The other one looks great.

    And if for some reason, this baby turns out to have special needs, do not be too discouraged. Special needs birds are very brave and courgeous, and can live a good life. Their disabilities do not get in the way of their daily happiness.

    Please keep us updated.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and console. yes parents are not siblings. But i don't know why this happened. I will do all needful for that baby. He is taken care of by friend, hope he can be able to stay up long with me.

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    Quote Originally Posted by boomer girl View Post
    I am so sorry and sad that the baby has something wrong with it. Is this Splay legs? I honestly never really seen a baby bird up close but I do know some t=of them can get splayed legs where they stick out to the side sort of like your baby was. What ever it is hopefully the person you took the babies can help the one with the bad legs get better.
    no, it's not splay legs. We tried to tie legs, but then the baby was screaming and seems in pain so we just leave that.

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

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    Hello Guys, I hope you all are doing well with your birds.

    The sad news is Those two babies died. :'( Fly High babies. I am so sorry for them, that I could not help them or can't able to give them the proper life that they deserved.

    We didn't get the issue with both of them. But my Friend said that might be some genetic issue or some issues occurs when they are in the egg. I changed their nesting style from Clay pot to a wooden box. may be that is the issue!! I don't know. but now again I put the clay pot, in which they are comfortable and can easily raise babies.

    Another news is Sweety is again on her second clutch of eggs. She laid 5 eggs till the date. I hope the new babies can make it out.

    Hope for the best.

    Thank you, Friends, for your lovely, awesome support.

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    Awww! I am so sorry the two babies died. I agree with your friend it could be genetic. Here in the USA, most of us that breed, do use wooden boxes for the nest. Even aviaries use them. We prefer them because they secure the hen and male, and the eggs from the outside elements, and also keep them cooler in the hot summer weather. Some folks here use nesting material in the box as well. When the babies hatch, it is a quiet place for them and keeps them safe too. Here we have several different size boxes. They are labeled for small parrots, such as budgies and are of course smaller. In my view, since Sweety is used to the pot, and has laid all those eggs, it might be best to let her proceed as she usually does, and next time, you might try the box, because I am concerned about her abandoning those eggs, if she has to get used to the wooden box. And you very well may be right to not use a wooden box at all.

    Recently, I came across a Youtube account called Cockatiel Companion. There are several different videos, some are hours long. Check those videos out. You will see how this person has set up his or her aviary, and the size of nest boxes he has in there. My male cockatiel, Penny, and my budgie, Muffin love to watch and listen to the birdies! We also watch some of budgies.

    You also may be able to make your own wooden box, or find someone to make it for you.

    Even though it is so sad the babies died, it probably was an act of Nature, which was best for all concerned. I have often heard that when there is something wrong in the shell, and the eggs do not hatch, or babies soon die after hatching, it is a natural event.

    Rest in peace at the Rainbow Bridge, sweet babies! Sending you hugs, and scritches for your flock!
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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    I am sorry you lost your babies. I hope the eggs you have now hatch out and give your perfect healthy babies.
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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    Hello Friends, How are you guys doing? and what about your birds?

    I hope they all are doing fine.

    Here is an update for the Sweety and Shyam pair.

    Sweety and Shyam then laid a total of 8 eggs one after another. From them, Only two hatched and one baby died son after hatching.

    here are some pics of them.


    First baby
    https://i.imgur.com/5whhZJB.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/e0MEV9t.jpg

    Second baby

    https://i.imgur.com/8nQKwEL.jpg

    Well, they are healthy and active.

    The problem here is Shyam started plucking of them, Though he feeds them from time to time and preens them also. But he Starts plucking of them. I don't know the reason behind this. As you guys know the case of sweety, I can't separate Shyam and sweety. How can I determine the issue and how can I stop Shyam to pluck their child?

    Here are some more pics of these babies, well they are about to leave the nest box. And yes Shyam and sweety again started mating. So right now I am thinking to stop giving them the next box, as Shyam plucks. but then I think about sweety they then she starts plucking her wings. Help me, guys.

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    I am sorry for both you and your sweet little babies that they are being plucked. It really is just too sad to see these innocent babies being plucked and no doubt it must hurt them when its happening. Are they old enough to seperate them from the parents? I would do it if that is possible and if it were me I would try to work on getting your two out of the laying mode. More darkness, more sleep and less things that make them hormonal. It is so tough with your two because if they are not fully happy they plunk and mutilate themselves which is just horrible for them and even worse for you.
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    Hi, and welcome back! Those two babies are soooo precious and beautuful. In my view, the dad is going to have to be put in his own cage, because as it stands now, he will be killing all the babies by plucking them. I know that will upset mom, but I see no other way to save any babies that hatch.

    In my view the nest box must be taken down now as well. Egg laying is very stressful for the hen. Usually, cockatiels only have about 4 eggs each clutch, so it appears the pair kept mating, and as a result there were 8 eggs. That may be partly the cause of plucking the babies, because Dad, instinctly knows he cannot keep up with feeding all of those babies ( if all eggs had hatched), and also, he is wanting to mate all of the time, so consequently be is plucking them, and he will be plucking them to death. It is a Nature move, and until he is in his own cage, it will continue.

    And in the meantime, the hen is living such a stressful life, laying all these eggs, and is compromising her own health. Her calcium levels are suffering, along with stress and she could die.

    Check with your vet friend, and see what she says about the situation. Perhaps she knows a way to prevent Sweetie from plucking. Do you give the pair birdy vitamins? I am thinking they both need them, due to this mating and egg laying, and baby situation, and the vitamins may help the plucking behavior in both of them.

    If it were me, I would not allow this pair anymore mating for six months. The hen really needs to rejuvenate her body, and so does the male. Now the hen may still lay eggs without mating. Here are some ideas to prevent her from laying eggs all of the time. She needs at least 12 hours of sleep everyday. No soft foods, such as bread, cooked rice, or veggies. The vitamins I mentioned. If she does lay eggs from this last mating session,you will need to place them on corner of cage bottom, on a piece of paper towel. You can either boil the eggs, or get dummy eggs to replace the real ones. Ask your vet friend if she has a hen, or knows of someone who has one that would set on those eggs. If so,give the real eggs, to this person, and then give dummy eggs to Sweetie, for 25-30 days, or until she abandons those eggs. Now, if you decide for her to take care of her two babies, then you will have to leave the nest box in the cage until the babies fledge. But any eggs Sweetie lays in the nest box, take them out of the box, and use one of the methods I recommended above.

    I feel that the two babies, could be handfeed, and also be given some seeds now, such as millet, and be kept in a small cage that is always warm, or, you could even put them in a 10 gallon aquarium, with soft cloth, covered with plastic on the bottom of aquarium, and a window screen placed over top of aquarium,so babies cannot get out.

    It would only be a few weeks before the babies fledge, and then you could put them jn their own cage.
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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    Hello Guys,

    I hope All are safe in this pandemic and All your birds are safe too. I am extremely sorry for my late reply and late answer to this post and all others. We were passing through very bad situations these days. But now all good. All happy.

    Sweety and all her and Shyam's babies are Great doing very well. I hope you all are Doing great too guys.

    Thank you so much again for helping me.

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    Hi, Premal! I was just thinking of you, yesterday, and here is your post. I am super happy for you that your birdies are doing fine, and that you to are safe! I am a retired senior citizen, and stay inside, and do not mingle with people. Even my son, his wife, and my four beautiful granddaughters do not visit me now, but we telephone, and text each other often.

    It was a terrible time for the whole world, when this virus pandemic got started. We will welcome your updates anytime! Stay safe!! And wishing you and your flock good health! (((((hugs))))))) Ellen

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxollie View Post
    Hi, Premal! I was just thinking of you, yesterday, and here is your post. I am super happy for you that your birdies are doing fine, and that you to are safe! I am a retired senior citizen, and stay inside, and do not mingle with people. Even my son, his wife, and my four beautiful granddaughters do not visit me now, but we telephone, and text each other often.

    It was a terrible time for the whole world, when this virus pandemic got started. We will welcome your updates anytime! Stay safe!! And wishing you and your flock good health! (((((hugs))))))) Ellen
    Thank you Ellen. Hope every one is healthy and fine at home.

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    Yes, my budgie, Muffin, cockatiel, Penny and I are fine. Other than carrying out my trash, I stay inside. I had to clip Muffin's toenails a couple of days ago, because they were curling, since it had been a long time that I trimmed them. The last time I did them, I clipped one too short and it bled, and scared me so, I was afraid to do them again, but this time, it went well! The nails were also too long, and he could no longer climb, or get to his food and water. Muffin is 9 years old. He has been blind for two years. I believe I shared that info with you before. He is super happy now. And Penny has learned to whistle two new songs!! Sesame Street Elmo's song, and if you're happy and you know it! My birds love YouTube videos, of Sesame Street and also there are great cockatiel videos under the title Cockatiel Companion. I have found over the years that budgies and cockatiels truly are like two year old kids! These videos make them happy throughout the day,!!! You take care! Thanks for the updates. Stay safe!

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