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Re: i feel like such a screw up

Posted by jill on 1/20/07
(11) Comments

    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
    > right.
    > 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.