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I have 3 chicks at 5-6 weeks old, the older 2 are weaning and being fed by mum and dad. The other chick is not weaning but mum & dad are feeding it. Is it possible they’re not feeding it enough? as it’s always crying and begging. Should I offer formula at this late stage?
 

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Unfortunately, by nature, the parrot parents will ignore the sick, weak, small or sick babies, just as any animal or bird does to ensure the strong will survive. That doesn't mean that they should not be helped. They know. That is nature. I would strongly suggest formula for this baby to survive and thrive as they can, even at this stage so this baby has a thriving chance to live and thrive. Often done with human intervention and they can survive and thrive perhaps better than their egg mates.

Feed the unwanted baby and they can go ahead and thrive unless sick and unhealthy. It is worth going the extra mile to give the youngest a chance to have a life.

I don't breed because of the heartbreak that can come. They are just my babies forever. Sudo to you if going ahead to give the youngest, weakest baby to thrive.
 

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Hello dears, my question is about raising a day-old cockatiel chick in a serlac, is this possible?? And if yes, how and what are the tips? Is an infrared lamp necessary?? Do we have to give a special serlac?? .??
 

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I have 3 chicks at 5-6 weeks old, the older 2 are weaning and being fed by mum and dad. The other chick is not weaning but mum & dad are feeding it. Is it possible they’re not feeding it enough? as it’s always crying and begging. Should I offer formula at this late stage?
Hello. You can try to hand feed it as well you never no it might just needs more food. Maybe not getting enough some parents don't feed them if there too old but some do. Give it a try and go from there I hand fed mine but one time I pulled them too late didn't wanna eat the formula but I still gave it a try and it will get hungry enough so it will eat good luck
 
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