Help! Baby parrot flew/fell out of nesting box!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Farming Frenzy, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Farming Frenzy

    Farming Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    441
    20
    103
    Mar 23, 2013
    Kerikeri New Zealand
    We had a pair of ringnecks lay 3 eggs, 1 hatched and is aprox 9 weeks old now. Just today I noticed he was hoping around the bottom of our aviary and his parents were watching him. He is not really flying, just walking around looking at the grass and toys. He is now clinging on the wire mesh wall not far from his mum and dad :) so cute but im worried he will get cold tonight!
    Should I put him back in the nesting box?

    thanks
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    32,016
    4,680
    581
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Yes, you should have put him back in. I hope you did. It is not true that a touched bird will be rejected by the parent birds. If a baby falls out of the nest, you can save it's life if you put him back in.
     
  3. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    6,820
    324
    331
    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    This is a pet bird it sounds like, but I would stick him back in the nest box at night. He may come back out and then you may have to set up a heat lamp to keep him warm. Sounds like he is fledging.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by