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Unfortunetly, there is that risk with first time parents. Alot of them don't know what to do or they could simply sense something is wrong with them. I would start the handfeeding. You can get a formula and mix it yourself. Temp is really important so after you got it to temp place it in a bowl of hot water and do one chick at a time. Do you have a little syringe? Here is an article that lists some of the reasons that can go wrong http://cockatiels.org/articles/breeding/mortality.html .

Here is a good step by step link on handfeeding. Wash your hands and make sure they are dry and warm before handling them...http://www.cockatiel.org/articles/handfeeding.html
 

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That's good that you researched and got some help. That's not always an option and you had no choice but to start them on the handfeeding. Keep us posted.
 
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