incubation time fof amazon parrot

by Nick Martinez

how long is the amazon parrot to hatch her egg?

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Apr 28, 2011
incubation time fof amazon parrot
by: Linda

Incubation period for the Amazon is 25 to 30 days. Eggs are laid every other day, so when first one hatches, it will be another day before the next one and so on. You may have to handfeed the smaller babies until they catch up in size to the two larger babies, so be prepared for this. Handfeeding formula can be found on this site, and you'll also need a breeder to teach you how to safely feed the babies with a syringe. You can also use a small spoon, and the syringe gets more food into the baby than the spoon with less gas in the babies' crop. Handfeeding the two smaller babies would be several times a day until they are large enough to get up there to be fed by the Mother.

So, you'll need handfeeding formula, syringes of different sizes. When the babies are larger, they will eat a 60cc syringe of food per meal. When they are very small, you will want to have a smaller syringe like a 25 or 30cc. They'll need to be fed 3 to 4 times a day, basically when you hear the mother feeding, the two smaller ones will need to be pulled and fed unless she is able to feed all four. Baby birds are not fed at night, so if handfeeding, make last feed shortly before dark and then let them sleep through the night. Babies are up very early for first feed, so if you're handfeeding, you'll also have to be up at 5 or 6am for the first feeding.

In the wild it is normal for only 2 baby birds to survive and part of that is the smaller babies cannot get up close enough to be fed as their two older siblings will push them out of the way, stand on them and mash them to death, and any number of other things.

Thanks for writing,

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