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Re: Hand raising

Posted by Kitty.J on 10/11/05
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    On 10/10/05, Michael L wrote:
    > 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


    Thanks
    I hope they grow up to be so tame, i hope their new owners
    like them