sudden death of baby cockatiel

I have 2 cockateils, I wasn't sure of there sex because they kept throwing there eggs out til finally 1hatched was doing well had almost all his feathers and suddenly 1day I looked in and he wasn't moving. What could have happened? Do you think the mom did something, I would like to know incase they have another, if they do should I take it out and hand feed it. I was going to take this one out but I have a broken wrist and was afraid I would drop him.any ideas what could have happened? Thank you

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Apr 21, 2018
My cocakteil bird the day before yesturday had a third baby cocakteil
by: TAnia

My two cocakteil male and female had 3 was baby cocakteil day before yesturday. Had the 3 one woke up this morning sa the third one dead why was it because it was smaller and would not eat

Mar 15, 2018
Baby cocatail dead
by: Mary

My cocatail babys were fine they were 1 wk old mom cocatail and daddy were feeding them fine dint want me to get near the cage only when i put food in there cage then suddenly that morning i went to check on them and mommy and daddy cocatails were ok but the 2 babies were dead . Idk what happend ,

Jan 07, 2018
my baby cockatiels die at 5 days
by: Anonymous

recently my cockatiel hatched 2 eggs. when the first egg hatched she immediately abandoned it, she was terrified of the little chick and refused to go close tonur. After 8 hrs of trying to get the mom to go near the baby, I decided to feed it and care for it myself. The baby was fine until the 4th day and it died. It turned grey and was found with froth in it's mouth.

The day after the first one passed away the second egg hatched and the mom did the same. I again tried to care for it. This time the baby was doing so much better than the first. On the fifth day feeding went well and then I noticed the baby health started declining rapidly. At first I thought I overfed it. But his breathing became rapid and he started turning a pale grey coolor. Everything I did to save the little guy didn't work. He also died ­čśş.

I feel so guilty and sad. Did I do something wrong. I followed the vet advice and preped baby formula according to directions. And fed the babies as prescribed. I had them warm at all times.

Editor's note: It would be helpful if you volunteered to help another experienced breeder to get experience and also have someone to talk to when you are caring for your birds.

May 11, 2015
baby cockatiel died
by: Tracie

I am not a breeder, but not sure even a breeder can answer your question, because they weren't there to see what happened.

Please find a reputable breeder in your area to mentor you. Help them with their breeders, practice feeding babies in case you have to pull babies and feed them around the clock. Decide if you really want this responsibility before allowing your birds to breed again.

If you insist on allowing your birds to breed, then you can remove eggs laid if the birds don't want to sit on them. If they DO want to sit on them, then purchase fake eggs to replace the real eggs laid, until you know how to care for the babies if the parents attack the babies or refuse to care for them.

One last thing, make sure your birds are eating high quality pellets, so the hen doesn't become egg bound. Good luck! :-)

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