He was the only one that survived out of the eggs that I was trying to hatch and that's only bc I intervened when I realized that he was pipping the wrong way. Every time he would pip he would hit a vein bc you'd see blood coming through the crack so I intervened and opened the side he was coming through enough to make a slit around his beak area so he could breathe. It took him from Friday evening until Monday morning to hatch and he still needed help. He is now in the incubator with the new eggs but he seems lonely like he knows he's not supposed to be alone. I've been trying to get him to drink and eat all day. but he won't do it. He will swallow water (by mistake bc his beak happened to be open when I dipped it) and I haven't been able to get him to open his beak for food. This is my first time and I am SO SCARED that I'm going to lose him too!
Also, how do I get him to sleep? The incubator is heated by a light bulb and I'm worried that the light is keeping him awake and maybe that could cause more problems? He still has a little round belly that I guess is from him absorbing the yoke? He chirps A LOT. He's not walking quite as much as I expected but he's getting stronger every hour or so. Just not eating/drinking or sleep. . .
NEED ADVICE FAST! I DO NOT WANT TO LOSE HIM TOO AS IT WOULD BREAK MY HEART!
His name is Stephano. I will post pics later when my phone can upload it