Tailfeathers
Contact | Tour
where bird lovers gather
Bird InformationMessage BoardNetwork Home

 

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Newbie to Forum

  1. #1
    Brand New Egg
    Name
    Margaret
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Telford
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Newbie to Forum

    Hi I am a newbie to the forum and looking for advice. A year ago my husband bought me 2 young Peach Faced Lovebirds for my birthday. Recently they laid 5 eggs, 1 every 2days in one of their metal food dishes. Four of the eggs have since hatched and the chicks seem to be thriving on dry egg food. My husband removed the 5th egg today as it wasn't hatching and when opened there was only a yellowish gloop inside. How can we help them survive to fledging particularly if they fall out their nest. Are we ok just to lift them back in. Can we keep the chicks and parents in the same cage or is it best to get more cages. Any advice on the way forward would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Brand New Egg
    Name
    Margaret
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Telford
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Newbie to Forum

    Hi, I am in need of some urgent advice. Further to the above my Lovebird chicks are quite large and are still in the metal feeding dish. The parents have amassed a pile of shredded paper on the floor of the cage underneath the dish which is approx. 6 inches higher. My question is, should I place a bigger nest box or suitable dish on top of the pile of paper and move the birds into it or should I leave them where they are and let the parents deal with them if they fall out of the feeding dish.

  3. #3
    Tailfeather boomer girl's Avatar
    Name
    Deanna
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Colfax, California
    Posts
    16,788
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 744 Times in 740 Posts

    Re: Newbie to Forum

    I am sorry no one tried to help you the first time you posted her. I do not know that much about babies but have read stories about people taking the babies out of the nest and the parents abandoned them so I would not take them out of the cup at all. hopefully you can take the entire cup and put it down on the floor where the parents are building up the nest. Watch them closely and hopefully they will feed them once you move them. If not put the cup back where it was because it least the parents were taking care of them. once they are on the floor and get way too big for the cup try moving one out and hopefully the parents will feed it there. Then you can move the rest one at a time out over a few days.

    I am hoping a someone else here with experience with babies comes on to help you out. I am really just guessing at what to do. I do know sudden changes sometimes makes the parents abandon them though and I hope this don't happen to you.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

  4. #4
    Hatched! ketcha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    757
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 53 Times in 53 Posts

    Re: Newbie to Forum

    My idea was to put the bowl down too. A nest would have been safer, but lovebirds and all other species in general hates changes during breeding(reject of the babies), so yes, putting the bowldown can be the lesser evil!

  5. #5
    Tailfeather boomer girl's Avatar
    Name
    Deanna
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Colfax, California
    Posts
    16,788
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 744 Times in 740 Posts

    Re: Newbie to Forum

    Thanks Stephane, I was hoping someone who bred birds came along to help her.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

Remove Ads

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-08-2014, 12:09 AM
  2. Newbie bird owner with some (long) newbie overview, and questions.
    By Sonneillon in forum Cockatiel Care, Feeding, Dangers, Health
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 03-21-2014, 01:02 AM
  3. Newbie with a newbie 'tiel
    By Enid in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-02-2011, 10:11 PM
  4. Newbie to Cockatiels and this Forum
    By momn8r in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-14-2008, 11:28 PM
  5. Hello I am new to your Forum :)
    By BirdMoMof4 in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-11-2005, 12:09 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Message BoardNetwork Home