My husband bough me two Peachface Lovebirds for Christmas. We had found a baby sparrow abandoned last year and I did all kinds of research on this little joy that didn't even have its eyes open yet. I tried to do what the mother bird would have done and she was a definite joy for me to watch grow up. At 6 weeks old she finally set off on her own. I was happy but also sad she was gone. So for Christmas I got these beautiful 7 month old Peachface Lovebirds. They are so loving and tame. To our surprise she laid 6 eggs in March, we had one hatch April 3, 5, 7, 8 & 12th and one was not fertile. Today May 6th we found the smallest one, last one born barely alive at the bottom of their cage. We knew they would eventually start coming out so we padded the bottom with shredded paper and hay. We take the babies out every few days to clean the nesting box and then put them back in. Before closing the lights for the night I saw the baby outside the box so I put him or her back in and closed the light for the night. When we went back in this morning he was at the bottom again and barely alive. We thought if we put back in the nest box mom would check on him but not long after he or she had passed. It breaks our hearts, and cried, angry at ourselves for not doing more, upset with the parents for letting their youngest just die. Is there anything we could have done ? Could the baby have dies because it was cold and hungry ? We decided now every night and middle of night we are going to check they are in their boxes and start feeding them formula before bed. He or she was so full of life and moving around full of adventure - I / we are just so sad today!!