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I have a 17 day old cockatiel, being told by somebody in my family that they know how to hand feed baby birds I thought it was okay to have one this young but it turns out they have no idea what their doing and I’m so angry and afraid and I have no idea what to do, I tried to ask a breeder to take it in but they said they can’t due to the risk of mine having a disease since they have other birds. I’ve been handfeeding it every 5 hours and I have put it in a basket with paper towel and some aspen shavings and I put a heating pad under the basket to keep it warm, I make sure the formula is warm before feeding it and with a 10 ml syringe. I’m afraid that I’m doing something wrong or I’m not feeding it properly or it’s not warm enough I just have so many things in my head that I think can go wrong and I’m sooo scared it’s gonna die, I’ve had a cockatiel before but have never that young!! What should I do???