just got some parrolets

dianahuffman

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Nov 11, 2012
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i just got 4 parrolets 2 green 1 yellow and 1 blue a blue and green are sitting on nest how long is the incubation period? how do i tell females from males?
 

Chickerdoodle13

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DNA sexing is the only way to tell parrotlets apart, unless one lays an egg. You can do this very easily by sending in the feathers. I think it usually runs about $15-$20 to do this. Just do a search online to find companies that will do this for you.
 

ladybirdb12

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Oct 7, 2012
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Oh please, don't let the parents raise the babys untill they wean. Please pull the babys and handfeed them yourself, they make such great friends. :)
 
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kbgh

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Quote: Don't even think about trying this unless you are extremely experienced in handfeeding tiny babies. Parrotlet babies are super small and need to be fed evry 2 hours and must be kept warm.

We hand fed 1500 plus baby cockatiels many from a day or two old, plus numerous african geys, cockatoos and amazons each year for over 5 years and even we would be hesitant to take on such a project.

Instead wait till they feather some and then handle them every day. You'll have sweet babies and have not taken the chance of killing them
 
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ladybirdb12

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Sorry, I did not mean pull babys that just popped out of the egg, I meant when they get their feathers in.
I too had to handfeed babys that came right out of the egg and yes!!!!!its two hours also very hard. Forgive me for not being clear.:bow
 

kbgh

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Been there - dun that - huh! What a *****!
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dianahuffman

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Nov 11, 2012
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i had to hand feed parakeets but i dont know if the eggs will hatch cause there barley in there sitting on them there are 2 eggs in there
 

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