Jill, where are you located? Find a breeder in your area to
demonstrate handfeeding to you.
On 1/20/07, jill wrote:
> sorry i didn't mean to cause a scean. i feel so awful about the
> whole thing. i was just so nervous about hand feeding. i don't
> have anyone here that can show me how and if i mess it up then
> it's the babies that suffer. i threw out the old shavings and put
> in new dry one's. not that it matters now since babies aren't in
> the box. i do put the goodies on the bottom of the cage so all the
> birds can get into them and eat but haven't seen the babies
> messing around the dish. i guess maybe i could put an ad in the
> local paper for someone that hand feeds to help me. once i've
> actually seen it done i just know i can pick it right up.
> i do so appreciate everyone's two cents. all oppinions are taken
> in even if it sometimes doesn't seem like it. i am here to learn
> and think that you all are good people with good methods that work
> well for you and your birds. my babies are very friendly...even
> though they don't have alot of feathers. they will be staying here
> with me for the rest of thier days reguardless. and hopefully mom
> will let them alone now that they are no longer in the box.
> perhaps i will learn a good hand feeding method before i allow
> another clutch and i won't have such a woesome tail the next time.
> thanks again all for your advice, jill
> On 1/20/07, LindaC in OK wrote:
>> I do feel strongly that the spoon is not natural and I have that
>> Too many don't check temp of formula and I am an advocate for
>> checking water temp and again after formula is mixed and temp
>> maintained with putting the container in a crock of hot water. I
>> did a check on my wrist as some say is okay for an experiment
>> and the formula was at 120 degrees. Did that so I could know
>> for myself that checking is so important.
>> Also tried the spoon but nope it isn't for me nor for my birds.
>> As to species I have fed the quakers, tiels, lovies and keets
>> have thrived here. My daughters CAG was fed with a larger
>> syringe and that was a hoot.
>> The way I collar a baby with my left hand leaves my pointer
>> finger at an angle to support the syringe that is in my right
>> hand, therefore the syringe is not resting on the beak. Pretty
>> simple to me.
>> My facts are straight. The 'many' babys that I have fed, cuddled
>> and socialized are proof of that. They've grown into wonderful,
>> non screaming, adults.
>> Hope you don't attack everyone here this way. There's some nice
>> people here, including me.