On 8/19/05, francine wrote:
> My parakeet had an egg that hatched about 6 days ago. I
> told that I could start cleaning the nestbox out now,
> because of all the messes and everything.
> So this morning, I did just that and even held the baby.
> Now the mother will not go back in the nestbox since I
> cleaned it this morning. What should I do? Will the baby
hello, have you tried catching the female and putting her on
the perch outside the box? this is what i had to do with one
of mine. once she was there and could hear the baby cry she
went in and resumed care of them. if she doesn't start
taking care of it and you don't start feeding it yourself it
will be most assured to die. do what you can to get mom to
do it as she will do the best job.