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Old 12-18-2011, 08:36 AM
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Re: Underweight cockatiels

That question is hard to answer since I haven't hand raised any baby birds. Perhaps they aren't ready to eat fruits and veggies yet? Hopefully someone here can tell you, or I'm sure the vet can.

It also may not hurt if they truly are small to let them have hand feeding formula longer than normal. I did have a horse born prematurely and I left him with his mother for 9 months. Most people pull them at 3-6 months. He did turn out to be a normal sized horse for his breed, even though he was just horribly tiny at birth.
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