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Margaret <email address not displayed>
Margaret wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > Do you plan on hand feeding these babies? Do you know how to hand > feed? > > What will you do if the parents start picking at the chicks and making > them bleed around age 2 weeks? Do you have materials on hand to put > together a makeshift brooder? Babies can't keep themselves warm and > need to be kept at 98 degrees and after each week following you can > drop the temp by two degrees or so. Do you have space for a baby cage > and the time to hand feed them? > > I'm telling you, the panic will set in (if you have any real idea of > the work involved with babies) once they are here. It happens to me. I > think "OMG! What did I do? Am I crazy?" Even if you have a person > right there with you that is experienced, you can still panic. > Everything you think you know can go right out the window while you > start worrying about whether their crops are emptying well, if the > formula was hot enough, etc... I don't think you know what you're > "wishing" for. <smile> > > This is the dried fruit treat I feed my birds - > http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=8370&Ntt=papaya&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Np=1&N=2003&Nty=1 > > or http://www.critterstore.com/fm-44612.html (but not from this > store) > > Linda wrote: > > I finally coaxed Kiwi Anna to try a dried piece of Mango. I think > > it's coated with some sugar, but it's probably ok if I wash the > > coating off. Kiwi loved it. > > > > We hope the eggs are viable. If they aren't they aren't, but if > they > > are we know we'll just be thrilled. > > > > Linda E.
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