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can a dove feed a baby cockatiel

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aidanby1, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. aidanby1

    aidanby1 Out Of The Brooder

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    My cockatiels have laid a few eggs but have no intention of incubating them so I put the eggs in the dove nest and they started incubating them, so my question is if they hatch will the doves be able to feed the chicks. If anyone could answer this it would be really great (thank you)
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Since they are incubating them I would think they will treat them as their own chicks. They may not be giving them the nutrients a cockatiel would need. But if they keep them going long enough maybe you could take over and hand feed the cockatiel. I know bird people prefer to hand feed to raise a friendly bird.

    You might also want to post in the caged bird forum.
     
  3. aidanby1

    aidanby1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a lot, I think I'll just have to keep an eye on them and I'll pull them from the nest when they are big enough to be hand fed
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have ya here [​IMG]


    I do believe you are going to have some new cockatiels that are going to thing they are doves [​IMG]
     
  5. aidanby1

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    Yeah its going to be funny to watch them grow with doves as their perants
     
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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. aidanby1

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    Thanks for all the kind welcomes
     

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