Feeding 4 week okdbaby sun conure

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So I just bought what I was told to be a 4 week old sun conure. The breeders had fully weaned ones but they were insane and didn’t even like the breeder let alone me. They also offered the newborn which was irresponsible on their part and my dumbass took it cause I wanted to raise it. I’ve weaned a kakariki for like 2 weeks max since it was already fledging ( I did lie to breeder about how I have done it before so she was good and woukd never hand it over to someone inexperienced, even though I was). So I thought I could do it since I learned a lot, but she gave me a syringe and thank god I still have the feeding spoon from my kakarikis breeder cause I heard a lot of risky things abs I’m no where near experienced enough to use that.
Anyway my question is how long can I leave the baby sun conure without food? I’ll upload a photo to show how old it looks, but I want to take it with me to travel and it might need to stay hungry for 7-8 hours, I hope that’s not too long. And do you guys think it’ll be fine for travel? I also didn’t realize how expensive it would be and why southwest doesn’t allow birds, if the did all my troubles would be solved.
 

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I don't have any experience with baby birds, as all of mine are adult rescues, but here's a thread that might be of some help.

Otherwise, can you bring him back to the breeder, or a different breeder to finish weaning? It's worth swallowing a little pride if it keeps your baby alive, you know?
 

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7-8 HOURS?? My adult parrot would be screaming for food. At 4 weeks a chick would want food every 4-5 hours. He will let you know when he is hungry.
 
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Ok yea I didn’t end up going through with it since it’s super cold, she’ll be cold and hungry, I almost cried when I went to cargo, im gonna go back to get her. But now I need to know if a health certificate is mandatory if I want to go to New York with it in cabin
 

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