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budgieloverkirsty

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  1. What type of hand rearing mix are you using?
    I am using Avion, I think that is how to spell it, the Pet Shop divide it up themselves.
    I am hand feeding two babies, and I am giving them a formula from the pet shop, and I am doing what the recipe says: 1 part food, 2 parts water, but they are three weeks old and have runny poos since I have been feeding them. Can I make it thicker than the recipe says? They always seem to be hungry, and im wondering if it is because there is more water than food in the mix?How often do I have to feed them? Do I have to wake up in the night to feed them? They have been waking me up about 6am to be fed, and their crops are empty.How often should i heat their wheatbag? I usually do it every 3-5 hours when I feed them, would that be enough heat for them?Thanks for your help in advance, I always get great answers from you guys. :rofl:
    Hi Budgieloverkirsty,I'm also hand feeding two young ones practically the same age as yours! I'm now feeding them 3 times a day but you could do 4 if you wanted, I don't think you really need to do more than that though unless you feel they're not eating enough. I try to even it out as much as possible so they get feed about 8am, 1pm and 6pm.I use the instructions for the formula as a guide only. I heat up the water then add small amounts to the food stirring it in until I get the thickness that I like. I used to do it really runny but now they get a slightly thicker mix.I have read that it is good for their crops to completely empty once a day ... I forget why though :WobbleSign: (As long as you're not starving them!) By the way my babies are always hungry too. I don't disturb them once they've eaten because if I do they just want to be feed again and then a fight erupts over who gets first dibs!Hope this helps,Kathleen.
    Thanks for that, How often do I need to heat their Wheat Bag, I now have all 3 babies hand feeding as the Foster Mum now has 6 babies, so 7 would be too many, and the youngest one only has pin feathers starting on its wings, its about 2 weeks old, so will he need heat more often?Kirsty
    If you are using a spoon or syringe you just have to make it managable for however you are feeding it. If you ever feel a budgie babies crop you will know it isnt all mushy liquid...it also has seeds and vegies from the parents. Three week olds get a lot of seed fed by their parents. I would start trying them on BUDGIE STARTER off a spoon about now.
    Thanks KAZ,I am now feeding them off a spoon with a thicker mixture.Kirsty

  2. Thanks KAZ,

    It does say that on the packet, I am doing what they say for this age, but it stills seems too runny.

    If it seems too runny change it, but also be aware that runny poos might mean they are getting tummy bugs too and you must be careful to keep all feeding utensils clean. Never reheat left over formula either as it can introduce bacteria to their gut.

     

    I am worried that they might not get enough liquid if I make it thicker?


  3. I am hand feeding two babies, and I am giving them a formula from the pet shop, and I am doing what the recipe says: 1 part food, 2 parts water, but they are three weeks old and have runny poos since I have been feeding them. Can I make it thicker than the recipe says? They always seem to be hungry, and im wondering if it is because there is more water than food in the mix?

     

    How often do I have to feed them? Do I have to wake up in the night to feed them? They have been waking me up about 6am to be fed, and their crops are empty.

     

    How often should i heat their wheatbag? I usually do it every 3-5 hours when I feed them, would that be enough heat for them?

     

    Thanks for your help in advance, I always get great answers from you guys. :(


  4. Sad news, I thought she had fed them but she hadnt, as she went in the nest box,

    I left her as long as I thought would be okay, but had to bring them out to hand raise them,

    the youngest one is now the oldest one in another nest, and I am hand feeding the two others.

    Thanks KAZ, I will ask you guys first! I am sure you all know heaps more than most people. :)

     

    Kirsty


  5. My Dad sugested I let the parents out in the aviary, as their cabinet is in the aviary and their are no birds in there, so I did, but they did not go back in the cabinet, so I have put them back in there and the hen is not feeding them, she has been back in for 4 hours

    What do I do?

    Is there something I could hand feed them with, from home, as we are a long way from town

    Kirsty


  6. Here are some pics of one of my Aviaries, I don't have photos of all of my birds, sorry

    Could you please tell me what type of Birds they are, and Who would breed well with who, but only if you would like to otherwise

    please feel free to comment on what I could work towards, As you can see I breed Pet as well as Show, but I have not showed my birds yet, they are not ready for that.

    Thanks

    Kirsty

     

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  7. I have a placement at the best Vet in town, I am so excited, I cant wait to start in Feb next year.

    All those doing the course should start up a yahoo group or something? Would you like me to do that? Or is there a better system for starting a email group?

    Kirsty


  8. Hey,

     

    Angels- 1st Blue Spangle

    2nd - I think its a Blue Spangle

    3rd Not sure yet, its eyes are still closed, and it is 2 weeks old, when do they usually open?

     

    Pepper

    had 8 eggs, 1, 2 and 3 have hatched, and 4 and 5 should have hatched but havent, why not? they all were fertile eggs?

     

    Storm,

    same as Pepper 1 and 2 have hatched, and should have 4

     

    HELP

     

    Kirsty


  9. Thankyou all for answering my questions,

    Angel has three babies, and they all look healthy, so I don't expect any problems.

    Sorry I have been recharging my batteries, so I should have some pics soon.

     

    Kirsty


  10. Hey Everyone,

    I am still waiting for the third egg to hatch, as Angel laid the first and second at 2 day intervals and then waited 4 days to lay the third

    why did she do this? Will it cause a problem in the nest as 1 and 2 will be so much bigger than the third?

    I have no forster nests, as they all started at different times and all the others have eggs with no babies yet.

    Thanks

    Kirsty


  11. Hi Everyone,

    I have mysixbabies budgies at my house!

    Pair one have no eggs yet, but she is constantly in and out of the nest, there are no signs of being egg bound?

    Pair two have 6 eggs, the first one is due to hatch next Saturday

    Pair 3 have 5 eggs, and they should lay the sixth today!

     

    So that is m6b's news from her Budgies!

    Kirsty

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