Can mama bird be too rouch
by David Carter
Mid January, 3 y/o mama cockatiel laid 5 eggs.
Papa (age 21) sat on them most of the time.
Two hatched - 4 days apart. Papa was feeding for first week. Papa just died. Mama bird depressed, left two baby birds. Youngest one just perished.
We went to a pet store, bought extract, and we have been successful at feeding, keeping warm, etc. the one chick left.
One eye is beginning to open.
Mama now coming down to bottom of cage and cleaning baby, but seems fairly rough about it.
We take baby and feed every four house.
Mom on occassion with spit up a seed and feed baby, tnen, pick at babies wings until baby wiggles and chirps (as if to say ouch).
Can mother bird be a danger to baby bird at this point?
Thank you , David Carter, Corvallis