What should a 4 day old eclectus chick's tummy look like?
I have a 4 day old eclectus chick that I am handfeeding with Kaytee Exact formula. He had a biggish tummy when he hatched which was the yolk in his tummy, I assumed anyway, and he looked like any other newly hatched eclectus chick that I have seen so I wasn't worried.
He has been eating ok with a spoon with turned up sides and he eats then goes to sleep in his brooder and then wakes up for more food when his crop is empty which is about 2 to 3 hours after each feed. He goes a bit longer at night between feeds, about 3 and a half to 4 hours.
Anyway this morning I fed him and I noticed that his tummy was round and fat and the skin looked a bit tight. I have been looking all over the internet for pictures and info about what a 4 day old chick's tummy should like and I can't find anything. I found a youtube video of a woman feeding a 5 day old eclectus but her hands were in the way of the chick all the way through the video so I couldn't see anything. She should have titled the video '' Woman's Hands with a syringe'' Not ''Feeding 5 day old eclectus chick''.
Anyway does his tummy sound normal for his age?
Thanks for reading.