Hand-fed 3 week old Lovebird
(Hudson, Fl, USA)
Babe @ 2 wk old
Hello. I've had my baby since he was 8 days old. I'm feeding him Exact Baby formula. He seemed to be doing good, until we discovered he was splay-legged. We put a fleece "shackle" on him 3 days ago, so it's keeping his legs under him.
My main concern is that he sleeps all the time. I even have to wake him for his feeding (every 4 1/2 - 5 hr). Once awake, most of the time, he's an eager eater, taking about 4cc of formula (in a soft pudding consistancy). His droppings seem normal. I have experience feeding babies (Amazons & Cockateils), but I don't remember them sleeping this much at 3 weeks old.
Am I imagining a problem or could I be missing something? He's being raised as a Christmas/Birthday gift, so I want him to be as healthy as possible. I appreciate any advice. Thank you.