Baby Alexandrines

Mickhunt

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Hi all
I have 3 babies has anyone any feeding tips
They are 5 weeks today, when’s the best time to start weaning them, and how.
I’m just getting up to feed them 1am we mixed the times up yesterday and started a bit late on the first feed.
They are having 3.5 teaspoons of kaytee mixed to like gravy consistency I stop when the crop is bulging not to much.
Every few days I’ve started giving them a bit of manuka honey and water.
I’m reading up on weaning but haven’t found much yet
Many thanks

Mick
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I’m sorry your post seems to have been missed. Just bumping it back up to the front of the queue for you. Best of luck with those babies!
 

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Why are you offering honey to them? I wouldn't offer honey to a baby of ANY species.
 
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After spending days searching I came across this I have asked if this is ok but I didn’t find this forum first
If this is wrong I will stop I have only given it to them once.
I did know that honey had a few benefits that’s why I thought it was one of the things done .
A simple don’t do it would be a better answere or why I shouldn’t
But thanks for letting me know
Mick
 
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I have had a problem getting the baby food delivered can I use egg food for 6 week old babies until it arrives or what would be better for them
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Hi Mick...I've read your intro and have been following this thread hoping that someone would pop in to assist. It sounds as if the babies may have ?surprised you and this is your first time with babies. Having no experience breeding myself I just found a couple of articles suggesting weaning to be around the 10 week mark for these little treasures. Here are the articles and I do hope someone 'learned' comes to your assistance soon. Welcome aboard and all the best.



https://parrotquaker.com/alexandrine-parakeets-as-pets-ultimate-guide/


https://hari.ca/avian-care/bird-hea...rofiles/species-profile-alexandrine-parakeet/
 

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I didn't mean any disrespect! Sorry if it came across that way! I was genuinely asking if you had a reason for it, and stating that I personally wouldn't do it.



Here is a thread loaded with LOTS of good info. :) Again, sorry if I came off the wrong way; was not my intention at all.



http://www.parrotforums.com/breeding-raising-parrots/74363-so-you-bought-unweaned-baby.html



It is long but has so much great info, a perfect place to start.



Did you breed these babies or buy them from a breeder? Has anyone in person showed you how to hand feed? It is hard to learn that skill if you don't have a mentor, but it can be done if you are dedicated to learning. Sounds like you are off to a good start though.
 

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