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behavior #139897 10/23/05 10:35 PM
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I have 2 baby keets Neige is about 12 weeks the other Sprite is not much older maybe 16 weeks...
they are together, but I think somehow Neige was too young to be sold (if thats possible) she's always looking for Sprite to feed her and snuggle to, they do get along just that Neige is always picking at Sprites feet! she often has one of Sprites toes in her mouth knawing almost as if its rafia - Sprite puts up with it for a bit then moves, but Neige is rite behind her trying to do it again has anyone seen this b4? is it something I should try to stop? how? sprites feet/toes are fine why is she doing this?

Re: behavior #139898 10/24/05 12:09 AM
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are you sure about the ages?
yes, i believe it is possible to be separated too early from the parents - but not at 12 weeks - that is when many keets are purchased, even younger.
how long have you had them?
Is neige eating ok?
what are you feeding them?
where did you purchase them - from a store or breeder?
hopefully somebody with more experience than I will be along soon ...


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Re: behavior #139899 10/24/05 03:25 AM
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Good luck with them Kieshka I agree with Esso are you sure of their ages I know many people who got their keets at 8 weeks so I think they should be fine, but if they aren't eating right then I would see a vet... not to scare you, but keets or any bird for that matter won't show sickness usually they are very sick and if they aren't eating then something could be wrong. Also the vet could tell you a better idea of their ages and if their food is okay for them and what not... if in need always turn to a vet if you can't figure out something... they should be of some help and I hope I have been alittle myself.


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Re: behavior #139900 10/24/05 09:39 AM
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Kieshka Have you got any photo's? If the young one is too young to dehusk seed he will starve.If he is 12 weeks old for real then this wont be the problem.Photo's will help as we can then see how old they really are.What you describe seems like he is trying somehow to get the other bird to feed him this concerns me.

Re: behavior #139901 10/25/05 12:47 AM
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Neige seems very healthy - she is eating I am in the process of switching from seed to pellet also as a treat they get a small amount of millet every night...Its just the strangest thing she often has Sprite's (greenish/yellow) feet in her mouth Heres a pic of them both together Neige was about 7 weeks when I purchased her and I have had her about 1 month

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here's one more - I apologize they arent very clear

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Re: behavior #139903 10/25/05 02:33 AM
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i see that sprite has a band - so that should have the birth date, doesn't it?
i won't venture to guess an age of neige especially since it is albino - ..

one suggestion - i would hold off on converting to pellets - you have the rest of their lives to switch them to pellets. for now, if you are concerned that neige is having some trouble feeding for herself, i would get her on whatever seed she was eating before you got her - make sure that she appears to be hulling her shells and eating ok on her own. i have no experience with pellets, but i have heard that birds can have difficulty with them. crushing the pellets may be helpful, but as i said, for now i wouldn't bother until you know both keets are thriving.


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I offer both seeds and pellets in separate dishes and they eat both. Mine took to the Zupreem fruity-flavor brand within minutes. But they only eat the yellow and green ones, for some reason. smile


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Kieshka you take very good photo's. How long have you had Sprite?

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about 3-weeks

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