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Hello, I have a 24 and 20 days old cockatiels, the father started plucking the feathers and I'm really worried about them.
Just now I separated them and I'm gonna start hand feeding them.
My question is.... I put them in a normal shoe box...is it ok? I dont have an incubator + should I introduce seeds to them now?
 

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Okay, so starting from the title, if they are plucking, take them to a vet. The vet might give your tiels a "collar" that prevents them from plucking. It will be due to stress or loss a bird usually plucks, or out of boredom.

Give him more enrichment to make him forget about boredom.
I don't know too much about feather plucking, but hopefully it will stop. 馃挄

Keeping the chicks in a shoebox sounds crazy, though it's possible. But Day 20+ chicks are young and need heat around 34 celsius. The average home is 22 celsius.
You don't need a incubator for this, incubators are for hatching eggs, and cockatiel babies will get squashed in there.

do you have like a plastic box sort of thing? You could line it with a blanket and see if you have a heating lamp :)
 

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I got them a suitable box, but I ended up just separating the father because I felt the mom got depressed a bit. They're now separated for 2 days, but I'll consider a collar because I think its not healthy for them to be separated.
Thank you though!
 
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