hatched cockatiel!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bunnibird55, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. bunnibird55

    bunnibird55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Just on a whim, when my female cockatiel was laying eggs, I took several of them off the floor where she laid them and stuck them in the incubator where I had guinea and duck eggs. Well, the guinea and duck eggs are just going into lockdown and one of my little tiels HATCHED! I now have it in a tiny brooder, actually a small critter keeper, on an animal heating mat and I am going to be getting up every two hours to feed this little guy! I used to raise tiels, but the parents fed them for the first two weeks, then I pulled them to hand feed them. I have never fed one from the very start, but he already has the pumping action with his little baby spoon! My DH thinks I am crazy since I have a full time job in an office and I will have to smuggle him in with me so I can keep him on the two hour feeding schedule for the first week! Has anyone ever fed a day one parrot????? Wish me luck!
  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    Wow! Good luck and congratulations! Pictures? I'd love to see this baby!
  3. jnkir7

    jnkir7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    jonesboro arkansas
    Quote:no but i do hand feed finches from day one.
  4. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Me too! Can u post a pic?

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