Large brood of parakeets-- can the parents care for them all?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by ccmarie, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. ccmarie

    ccmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2008
    Yuma, Arizona
    Our mother laid eight eggs. So far at least four have hatched, and the mom keeps pushing two aside so we're guessing those two are dead/infertile. We're wondering how many babies the parents can care for. This seems like a really large brood. Will we need to hand-rear a couple, if they end up with five or six? They have raised a brood of three successfully in the past.
  2. cmb19

    cmb19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    They'll be alright. My pair had 8 eggs (their first and only time) and 7 hatched and grew just fine. I still have 5 of the babies and both parents.
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