Post: Baby lovebirds! Please help!
Posted by Pep on 5/10/12
My lovebirds had 9 babies. When i woke to check on them
yesterday 2 were dead with blood on them, and the rest
were pushed out of the box.
I immediately pulled them and put them in a brooder. I
don't know what would have caused them to kill their
I am having trouble feeding the chicks. The oldest is
almost 4 weeks old. The most I can get him to eat is 4
cc's and thats when hes REALLY hungry, otherwise he will
only take 2 cc's. The other younger ones are eating the
bird formula without problems but it seems they want to
eat TOO much. The crop looks big and full with 3 cc's, but
everything online tells me that at their age they should
be eating 4-6 cc's for 15+ days, and 6-10 cc for 24+ days
old (but it just doesnt seem like the crop will hold that
much). I dont know if they were being under fed by the
parents and maybe the crop isnt that stretched yet?
Does anyone have experience hand feeding lovebirds? how
much exactly am i supposed to be feeding them?
Is there any way to get the older chick to eat more then 2
ccs at a time?
Should they be gaining a certain amount of weight every
day? how much? Most of them gained weight but only
about .10 grams. Three of them didnt gain any weight at
all, (one being the oldest chick that doesnt want to eat
Help please, any advice would be very much appreciated.
Posts on this thread, including this one
Baby lovebirds! Please help!, 5/10/12, by Pep.