Re: i feel like such a screw up
Posted by jill on 1/22/07
i am at crane naval base in indiana...know anyone in this area by chance?
On 1/21/07, Cheri wrote:
> On 1/20/07, Meeko's Mom wrote:
>> 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.
>>>> Hello Jill,
> Please dont feel like a screw up Two years ago next month I found this
> site I cant remember how at this time but what had happened was my
> female tiel thru her baby out at one day old.. I was a wreck and had
> no idea what to do with something that small.. I went to the local
> feed/pet store with the chick to get formula and everything I needed
> to attempt saving the little one... the gal at the store was kind
> enought to show me what to do with something that small.. I had
> handfed before but with older chicks... I came home and had I not
> found this site and Linda I really dont believe the chick would of
> made it. Linda was there for me the whole way everyday She was my
> angel and still is. the little chick will be two next month.. I
> learned alot it was very scary I had alot of self doubt but with the
> support I found on this site we made it... the chicks name is hope and
> to me was a true miracle babie.. Have faith your doing great!