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Re: i feel like such a screw up

Posted by Cheri on 1/21/07
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    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
    >>> 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.
    >>> 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!