On 5/25/06, Rachel wrote:
> I have a 5 week old baby quaker and he is learnig things
> so fast. He seems to want to take a bath, but I don't want
> to get him sick
> How old does he have to be to take his first bath.
At his age he isn's quite full feathered so maybe in a
couple of weeks. That is about the same time they are no
longer in the brooder at night and for long afternoon
naps... I certainly hope this is the case that it is in a
brooder for those 2 things... He/she won't wean for a very
long time at about 3 months old BUT they really enjoy a
night time comfort feeding of formula with syringe just
about forever. My Lilo is almost 3 years old and has hers 2
or 3 times a week. PLEASE tell me you are handfeeding.
He/She will fledge any day now and must be allowed to fly,
maneuver under doorways and land gracefully before 8
feathers are clipped on each wing. This takes from 3 to 7
days to accomplish.