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Re: Hand raising

Posted by Michael L on 10/10/05
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    On 10/10/05, Kitty.J wrote:
    > I just wanted to let everyone know that i am now
    > handraising a baby since saturday, ofcourse he's still
    > thriving. Hey is just the sweetest he is now 11 days old
    > and i am planning on taking the hole clutch this wensday.
    > Let me tell you a short story;
    >
    > Well my motherly instinct to raise a baby when its at age
    > kicked in on Saturday, it was like craving chocolate, i
    > just had to have one. So i took the eldest since he was a
    > monster compared to its other siblings. When i first tried
    > feeding him, he look well fed, but i wanted to try any
    > ways, but he refused and shook his head away fom the
    > spoon. I thought i guess i'll weight a hour and i did, and
    > when i looked at him he didn't look so well i guess he was
    > hungry. And I thought i guess i am just not worthy enough
    > to raise a parrot i am just good at raising finches and
    > not hookbills. And well I decided to put him back with his
    > mom, and when i rechecked on him he didn't move from where
    > i put him and well decided to give myself one more chance
    > because i really didn't want untame baby birds or semitame
    > birds, so i took the eldest aagin, and i heated up some
    > bird formula and he ate! It was like a heavy load on my
    > back was lifted, i felt i can could do it. And ever since
    > then i have been feeding every hour and getting up at 4am
    > and my last feeding around 10pm and having mom wake me up
    > at midnight and well, thats how it has been for a few days
    > now, and the baby is almost fully fleeced with his white
    > down, so cute. He and that youngest sibling have eye
    > tinted with red, i cannot weight to raise them all, soon
    > i'll have young tame flying birdies. And soon after that
    > they'll be gone into their new homes. How sad the circle
    > is, because i'll have a new clutch to raise in June. Well
    > thats is for now


    Congratulations, Kitty J.
    I'm glad to hear that you're having the opportunity that
    you've so patiently waited for.
    I hope everything goes well for you and that they grow up to
    be great pets.

    Michael L