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Old 09-24-2016, 09:19 PM
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Our new addition to our family.. We brought him home today. He's to be handfed 3 times daily. I tried getting him to eat this evening he took little over half the feeder syringe. Is this normal bird farm says hatch date was 8- 24- 2016. Was he sent to his new home to early
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Re: New Quaker

tried to post a pic but I'm a computer dunmmy
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Re: New Quaker

Hello and welcome to the forum!
I don't know much about handfeeding quakers, but Allee, another Mod, just finished feeding her baby and I'm sure she can help you when she is back online. Have you ever handfed before?
Does your new baby have a name yet?

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Old 09-24-2016, 11:23 PM
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Re: New Quaker

Hi there! Congratulations and a warm welcome to the forums! Your little one is four and a half weeks old so a couple more weeks would be nice and fully weaned would be even better but life isn't always perfect. The good news is healthy baby quakers are very hardy little birds and with a few precautions your baby should be fine. The first few feedings are awkward for the baby and for you, both of you will get comfortable in no time.

A few things to keep in mind. Keep everything around the baby as clean as possible, especially the feeding equipment. Baby birds are susceptible to bacterial crop infections. Mix only enough formula for one feeding and throw the remainder away after each meal. Never warm the formula in a microwave, formula can overheat easily, the formula will not heat consistently and a hot spot can cause crop burns. Mix the formula according to instructions and feed at the temperature suggested for the age of the bird. Keep a warm wet cloth to wipe the formula off the feathers at every feeding. It's better to put the baby in his cage and leave him alone for an hour after you feed him to give him enough time to quietly digest his meal. It's important that the crop empty completely after each feeding. Keep a fresh supply of water available and you can start offering your choice of pellets and a little fresh food, quinoa, brown rice, finely chopped kale, grated carrots, cooked peas, oatmeal, etc, he or she should start to show interest in the other foods at about six weeks. There are several organic baby food brands that your baby will probably like, you can warm the baby food and feed it from a spoon. Your baby will eat ravenously for you at some feedings and not so much at others, don't force feed, if he doesn't want to eat wait an hour or so and try again, if he begs it's okay to feed him. He should be alert and curious but he's a baby and still needs more rest and quiet time than adult birds. I hope that helps. If you have questions or concerns please let us know, we have members that have fed younger chicks. Best of luck, looking forward to photos!
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Re: New Quaker

Thanks an yes we raised cocktiels years back. But before we brought himher home we fed the bird there. But it's digesting well likes to have many bowel movements during handling. Loves to be handled loved on an head scratched. We've not settled on a name yet but were working on that. It now has a little dish with water an bird in a small dish as well. It's shown a little interest in it will pick a few crack with the beek an move back to its little fleece blanky.. I'm not sure how to post a picture. Again thanks for the response it's greatly appreciated

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Re: New Quaker

Oh my goodness! What a darling baby! He looks older than four and a half weeks, I'd guess six, but no matter his age he looks like a happy, healthy baby quaker. I made the photos bigger so everyone can see how precious he is.





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Oops my bad on the email. An thank you
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