parrot babies

how many young do a parrot have in a time?

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Jan 15, 2010
parrot babies
by: Linda

Usually two to four. If you're having to ask the question, you're NOT ready to breed any birds. It is a complicated and expensive undertaking, and you'll need to learn how to handfeed them with baby parrot formula using a syringe. A breeder can teach you how to do that, and you will have to as it is a learned skill. You also need the right kind of cage and nestbox for type of birds, you'll need a bird gram scale to weigh the babies everyday. If babies do not gain weight EVERY SINGLE DAY, they are sick and have to be taken to an Avian Vet in your area. Breeding cages need to be large to allow birds room to fly if possible which helps get them into proper breeding condition. Diet plays a major roll in breeding strong, healthy babies, and so your birds will need to be changed over to an organic high quality pelleted diet like Harrisons or one of the other organic pellets Tracie carries out here.

Before even thinking of breeding birds, make sure they've been changed from seeds to pellets, have been seen and cleared by an Avian Vet, that you have the right kind of breeding/flight cage ready to hang a nestbox on and in and that you know how to handfeed and weigh the babies. The market is flooded with parrots now, and a lot of them end up in abusive/neglectful homes, so my suggestion is to FORGET ALL ABOUT IT BEFORE YOU EVEN GET STARTED. You never know where your babies will end up or who or what they will end up with, and so it requires much soul searching BEFORE you bring them into this world. Thanks for writing,
Linda

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