- Jul 13, 2023
I have a pair that has successfully raised babies before. I keep Bourkes. They had three babies, they abandoned the runt that fell out of the nest before they had feathers, still had an egg tooth he was quite a bit younger. I took him and am handfeeding, they are all old enough they are fledged now. Bourkes continue to feed for two to three weeks or longer after fledging and leaving the nest, mom has now abandoned both the older babies. I have been trying to handfeed the past day but they will not take it, they're imprinted on mom. Any suggestions on how to convince them to handfeed? Or how to get them to wean early?