My two cockatiels (I think they're born 1-2 days apart, according to the breeder I bought them from) are now 4 weeks old, and they have feathered wings + tails, but there are still pin feathers on their backs, wings, and head. I feed them every 5 hours.
- I move them to a cage at sunrise and back to their brooder at sunset. When we take them out to spread their wings and walk about during the day, they nibble everything. My fingers, shirt, the floor, the cage bars - you get the idea. Is now a good time to introduce them to other foods, and feed them formula every 5ish hours? I was thinking of putting down steamed veggies (carrot, green beans, corn) spray millet, and soaked coatless sunflower seeds on the floor of their cage for them to discover.
- Should I get rid of the brooder and keep them in the cage all the time? They flap their wings a lot and I'm worried they might fly off and wander about the room without anybody noticing. (I'm using a clean box lined with wooden shavings on the bottom as a brooder for them to sleep in at night. I also keep them in a warm room, 30-35C approx.)