lovebird chicks

by gabbie
(Hercules, ca, usa)

my first lovebird chick is gaining 2-4 grams a day while the other two are only gaining 1. the second hatchling is a day older then the third but ways just the same is this normal

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Nov 25, 2011
lovebird chicks
by: Linda

All the babies should be gaining the same amount of weight. The older babies might tend to have a bit more weight because they are older. If you are seeing very little weight gain with any of them, then all your babies most likely have a bacterial infection. They will need to be examined, diagnosed and treated by an Avian Vet only. Baby birds do not last long with these infections because they have no immune systems yet.

Take them for an exam and have avian vet weigh them and see if they are at the right weight or if they need to do testing for infections. Please do not delay with this as your baby's are very vulnerable at this age, and they go down very fsst with infections. Infections are highly contageous, so if one has it, then they all do.

Keep in touch about what avian vet has to say and thanks for understanding the importance of weighing your babies everyday as this is very, very critical to keeping them healthy. Keep up the good work!

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Linda

Nov 25, 2011
Lovebird chicks weight
by: Tracie

Dr B has been away and not answering questions lately, so Linda will probably answer this for you. She is an experienced breeder. You don't have a week or more to wait for Dr B to answer this.

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