LisaShea Forum Logo
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Female won't feed babies HELP! #431649 09/22/17 03:17 AM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2
E
Erin32 Offline OP
New Member
OP Offline
New Member
E
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2
Hello. I'm new to this forum but I've had parakeets for about 5 years. I breed them and hand raise the babies. I had a female who passed away about 6ish months ago who was an awesome mom to her babies! I purchased a new female who is about a year old now and her and my male get along wonderful. They are mating and she is hatching the babies. The problem is is she isn't feeding the babies. She will sit on them but not feed them. I talked to the local pet store owner who is very knowledgeable and thought it was maybe a maturity thing or a vitamin thing. Said she should catch on. I stopped her from breeding for about 2 months and upped her vitamin intake. Vitamins in the water and food. So she hatched a baby yesterday morning I checked on it this morning and he was fed now this afternoon when I checked he is dead. I don't know what to do I'm getting pretty frustrated with her. I've looked for information online and can't find anything. Can anyone help with any suggestions or advice?? Thanks in advance!

Re: Female won't feed babies HELP! [Re: Erin32] #431651 09/22/17 09:36 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 8,949
Lisa Shea Offline
True Blue Soulmate
Offline
True Blue Soulmate
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 8,949
That is definitely a traumatic experience to go through! What did the vet say, when you had the female keet checked out before the breeding began? Did she bring up any concerns? Have you talked with her about these issues?


Lisa Shea, Owner
Re: Female won't feed babies HELP! [Re: Erin32] #431652 09/23/17 03:17 AM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2
E
Erin32 Offline OP
New Member
OP Offline
New Member
E
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2
Vet said she was healthy and also suggested more vitamins. I'm at a loss on what to do. She is sitting on 4 eggs still so I don't want to take her back to the vet yet and stress her out


Moderated by  Lisa Shea 

Search

Latest Posts
The Hand and The Knife
by EVA21SA - 09/18/20 07:00 PM
if I'm awake early, at least I've got some pals
by EVA21SA - 09/18/20 06:41 PM
What does this dream mean?
by EVA21SA - 09/17/20 07:32 PM
Parakeet kicking other one
by Lausack - 08/31/20 10:36 AM
Privacy Policy
This forum uses cookies to ensure smooth navigation from page to page of a thread. If you choose to register and provide your email, that email is solely used to get your password to you. Nothing else. Ask with any questions!
Forum Areas

* General Discussion *



Books, TV, Movies

Da Vinci Code

Dreams

Japanese Culture

Life, Universe, Everything

Online Courses

Politics

Religious Research

Show Your Own Work

Work From Home / Writing


* Parakeets and Pets *



General Parakeet Chat

Keet Stories and Photos

Parakeet Photo Gallery

Budgie Training

Health and Medical Issues

Parakeet Breeding

In Memory Of ...

Non-Budgie Pets and Animals

Non-Budgie Animal Photos

Off-Topic for Keet Owners

Games

Animal Rights

Bird / Animal Books

Subscribe
Forum Guidelines
This forum takes web safety issues very seriously. Please make sure you have read and understood our Forum Guidelines before posting.
Sponsored Link
Support Our Friends
The Animal Rescue Site
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3