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Re: 6 baby keets---help? [Re: junhee616] #181605 05/15/07 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by junhee616
hello everyone! And thank you for all of the advice so far. and thank you big momma for being so caring! For the questions by keetcrazy: The male does help the female with feeding. He eats and gives it to the mom and she feeds all of the babies. I dont' think she's stressed but she is making this different sound. I dont' know how else to describe it but it sounds like the way one of the local wild birds "chirp" it's a very high pitch single note. I've never heard her sing that way before...maybe she picked it up from the local bird? that bird comes and hangs out near them trying to pick up any stray seeds...There is quite a size difference among the chicks. I would say 3 of the 6 are getting pretty big...they're about 8 days old now, and the fourth one next seems healthy as well. The last 2 were born within about 4 days of each other but you can definitely tell that they were the last to hatch. o yes, and the mom is a first time mom as well. I only have hedwig and sky so there are no foster parents available...


It is my opinion that all sounds like it is going fine. If the babies are being fed and the hen has the help of the father, it is nature taking it's course. The sound you are hearing is *PROBABLY* in my opinion again, the hen calling to the male to be fed. You do have a large clutch, but not one that is unmanagable by the parents. Just keep a close eye on them. I would still call the vets office and be sure they are aware that all 6 hatched. They will truely have some good advice for you.

Again GOOD LUCK and HEALTHY BABIES!


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Re: 6 baby keets---help? [Re: Aerial] #181824 05/15/07 09:11 PM
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just an update~ well I am an intern at a local Vet and he said that the best thing to do is to let the momma do her job and just keep watching over her. he also suggested a few supplements that will help..so I'm just keepin an eye on them. I went to the local Petsmart and I bought a powder supplement just for breeding...and I also bought some of the hand feeding milk just in case...along with a syringe...and I just cleaned out their nest box very carefully! It was soooo amazing holding those baby birds! They are sooo light but i was VERY CAREFUL....Anyways, so I was checking out at the petsmart and the lady said that it's good to feed the parents meal worms because they're high in protein..is this true? Thank you for hearing my excited crazy ranting!

Re: 6 baby keets---help? [Re: junhee616] #181826 05/15/07 09:13 PM
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Hmm, I know protein and calcium are good for them when they are breeding. But I've never heard of feeding them meal worms. Ask LLPB. smile It sounds like you're fully prepared! I can't imagine how exciting this must be for you. laugh


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Re: 6 baby keets---help? [Re: Stephen] #181832 05/15/07 09:35 PM
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YUCK............I dunno, but I couldn't do it. I could never buy them or touch them. Ekkkkkkkkkkkkkk

You can give them chicken egg and chicken (both cooked obviously) if you want to increase their protein. Much better solution if you ask me!!

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Re: 6 baby keets---help? [Re: KeetCrazy] #181914 05/16/07 12:18 AM
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yes, they are birds, and will eat the mealworms, and they are good for them...they may or may not eat them though...the egg cooked fully is the best for that. =]

sounds like you're doing great! good luck! laugh keep us updated.


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Re: 6 baby keets---help? [Re: junhee616] #182136 05/16/07 04:15 PM
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Hello Everyone~ Just a picture showing the babies and mom..
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and this is my other baby!
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Re: 6 baby keets---help? [Re: junhee616] #182137 05/16/07 04:17 PM
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Oh congrats!! the babies are beautiful..well.. maybe not yet. but they will be... what are you going to do.. keep them?

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Re: 6 baby keets---help? [Re: Jerzee birds mom] #182139 05/16/07 04:28 PM
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Yes I plan on keeping all of them...I don't think I can sell or give them away for two reasons: 1. They're my first litter (? is that what you call them? ) and 2. I don't know who to give them to. hehe.

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Re: 6 baby keets---help? [Re: junhee616] #182178 05/16/07 07:55 PM
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OMG, I LOVE chinchillas! What a cutie. smile
I would keep them all too! Oh, you call them a "clutch".


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Re: 6 baby keets---help? [Re: Stephen] #182200 05/16/07 09:46 PM
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Oh my gosh!!!!!! Look at those little pink jellybeans! Makes me sooooo anxious for my babies. ( praying some of the eggs are fertile)

So glad to hear that all is well, they certainly look like they are being cared for nicely.


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