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Hello,

My cockatiels laid 3 eggs about 15 - 18 days ago and the eggs about to hatch. It's not their first hatchlings so they probably know how to take care of babies but I don't.

I've heard giving mineral rich foods to parents will help babies to survive but I don't know what kind of food should I give or in what form. Parents usually eat ordinary parrot foods but as treat I give them sunflower seeds, millet and fruit and sometimes egg. But babies can't eat like adult birds do, so what's the best way to feed the parents ? Boiled eggs, mashed or minced vegetables and fruits ? Should I mix them ? What fruits, vegetables and other foods are the best ? Also there are baby bird foods can be found, are they good for parents and babies ?
 

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Personally when my pairs are breeding, i give them cut up spinach, kale and lettuce and whatever other greens I find. Every two days I’ll boil and egg take it out the shell and grate it. This helps the chicks grow faster and healthier. Seed is always there for them.
 
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