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Hatching Conures.

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by tmarr, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. broody rooster

    broody rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nchls school i hope you will make a post when you use the broody serama to hatch eggs that sounds really fascinating [​IMG]
     
  2. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks have down and are mobile when they hatch and can eat right away. Conures are naked, not mobile and need to be hand fed. How soon do you have to get them away from the serama and start feeding them and since she can't care for them, any chance she could accidently hurt them>
    BTW, I have hand fed the babies of several species and find the larger parrots easier to hand feed than the smaller ones. Some of them would scare me,
     
  3. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes that's the risk really. I've seen some parrot eggs advertised for £20. I was going to get one to see if it might work?
     
  4. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Larger are easier in some respects, but for someone learning, cockatiels are idea.
     
  5. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try to remember. I am very sure that it will work. The hen is tiny and delicate; an excellent brooder too.
     
  6. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck. I hope it works for you.
     
  7. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks waiting until the summer, if it doesn't work will buy one already weaned I think! :)
     
  8. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That might be easier. When I learned to hand feed, I started with birds a few weeks old then went down to younger and smaller ones as I gained expertise and confidence. And If you lose the first few weeks of life with your conure, they live a long time. Our Nanday was hatched in March '89 making him 27 on his next birthday. And he really isn't showing any signs of slowing down.
     
  9. tmarr

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    Wow! That's amazing! :)
     
  10. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nandays live a long time. An acquaintance had an amazon that lived over one hundred years. Many of these "parrots" outlive their owners! And the owners children too.
     

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