just got some parrolets

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by dianahuffman, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. dianahuffman

    dianahuffman Out Of The Brooder

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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?
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  2. do some looking on Google, you will find the answers
     
  3. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dna sexing is the only way to tell
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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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.
     
  5. dianahuffman

    dianahuffman Out Of The Brooder

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    well i know at least one of them is female cause there is eggs
     
  6. ladybirdb12

    ladybirdb12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  7. kbgh

    kbgh Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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  8. ladybirdb12

    ladybirdb12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  9. kbgh

    kbgh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Been there - dun that - huh! What a *****! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. dianahuffman

    dianahuffman Out Of The Brooder

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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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