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Old 11-19-2018, 03:12 PM
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Re: NEED HELP!! two week old budgies

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Just check a few times...
not sure about budgies, but many just-hatched babybirds still have yolk inside them- so they do not drop dead the first day(s)-> they are not even hungry, so no begging!

(there are actually rules about not feeding fresh hatched baby-chickens etc the first x-hours because of that, even with tiny quail its a few days!)

Only if you see them beg and not get fed... time to get a bit worried.

We always think we know better than nature... ;P and most of the time we do not.
So relax and let them do it-- you have great parents there (already 3 larger ones, so they know what they are doing)
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Old 11-19-2018, 03:17 PM
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Re: NEED HELP!! two week old budgies

It's not at all unusual for them to not start feeding a newly-hatched baby for at least a few hours, and the crying is normal, so don't panic yet...How long ago did the baby hatch?
You need to give them at least a few hours and then check the new baby's crop again for food. If in a few hours it's still empty, then you have a decision to make...

I don't know if you're prepared to hand-feed them (hand-feeding formula, eye-dropper, candy/cooking thermometer), but you always need to be whenever you have babies in the nest-box, even if you plan on letting the parents feed them. However, I know that you weren't expecting this and it's not your fault at all...And honestly, hand-feeding a baby that is younger than 2 weeks-old is difficult at best, even for the most experienced breeders/hand-feeders, because it's so easy to aspirate them, which they die instantly from at that size/age. But you might not have a choice...

However, don't panic yet, give it until later this evening before you panic, because if it's only been a couple of hours since this new baby hatched, then it's totally normal for them not to have fed it at this point...I've actually seen new Budgie babies not fed for up to 12 hours after hatching...
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:08 PM
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Re: NEED HELP!! two week old budgies

I went out earlier and bought everything I needed to hand feed the baby. I called my vet and she said exactly what the replies said. To wait until tonight and keep monitoring the Mom. So I did. And I went to check one last time before I put them to bed and she was feeding the baby!! I almost cried from how happy I felt LOL I’m so relieved
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Old 11-20-2018, 01:51 AM
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Re: NEED HELP!! two week old budgies

Glad to hear that!


You really have a great mum there, she knows her babies.
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Re: NEED HELP!! two week old budgies

please keep us updates yasemine! awesome work
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Old 11-20-2018, 10:27 PM
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The baby just passed away. I feel so guilty and bad. I couldn’t save it I thought the mom was doing a good job and then I take a look and it wasn’t alive anymore.
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Re: NEED HELP!! two week old budgies

Oh no :c I am so sorry to hear this awful news. Do you know what may have happened? :c
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:01 AM
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Re: NEED HELP!! two week old budgies

It happens...
Sorry it had to happen to you.


The baby was tiny compared to the much older siblings, so it was a gamble anyway.
No, you could not have saved it (maybe a one in a 10 million chance it would have lived and even then the baby might end up living with severe defects ...)


It is sad.
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Old 11-21-2018, 09:32 AM
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Re: NEED HELP!! two week old budgies

I'm sorry that you lost a baby, however you're correct when you say that there is nothing that you or anyone else, including the most experienced Avian Vet in the world, could have done to help it...That's the unfortunate part of being a bird-breeder, and it just comes with the territory. I bred parrots for 20 years myself, and I was born in a house where my mom was a long-time bird breeder, as was my grandmother. And what you learn is that when you suddenly lose a baby in a clutch, there's nothing at all you could do, and that you can't worry about the dead baby, because you have to make sure that your breeder-birds are okay, the other babies are being fed properly, etc.

It's just nature...And if mom and dad were feeding that baby and then they stopped feeding it, that means that there was something very wrong with the baby and it wouldn't have survived for long anyway, even if they had kept feeding it..Mom and Dad know, and that's why they purposely stopped feeding it, if that's what happened.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:47 AM
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Re: NEED HELP!! two week old budgies

Any update/new pictures on the babies????



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