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Hi all I'm new here and haven't even introduced myself yet , it's just I've found myself in need of some urgent help . On getting home from work today I sadly found my female dead . Sad and unfortunate but that caused another problem , there's at least two chicks in the box . They would be at least a month old , don't require constant attention anymore but too young to leave the box .

So here goes ..

Will and can the male take on all the feeding himself ?

If no , how much work is involved for a chick of this age . and what would I have to supply . Heat ? . I know the pet shop sells hand rearing formula .

Would they take to me regardless after being naturally raised ?

I can't exactly leave my job for this and readily admit I'm a complete novice but if they do have any chance of survival I'd like to give it to them .

Thanks people Shane .
 

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First of all your male bird could and probably will take over the duties with the chicks. We had a mating pair once where the female died not long after laying all 5 eggs. The male took over with them up until all had hatched. After THREE weeks, we take over the feeding with a medical syringe and baby food ( for tiels ) After about that 5th week, you should be trying to ween them off the formula and on too a well-mixed pellet & seed food.
 
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