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    The ignorance of man stains the land! Victoria's Avatar
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    Babies have arrived!

    As some of you know my husband and I breed parrots and raise the babies for pets. We have just started to incubate some eggs as some pairs are problematic. I have been incubating 7 Green Cheek Conure eggs and so far 3 of them have hatched! The other 4 are due to hatch within the next 6 days so I am staying pretty busy keeping up with the hourly feedings. I have to feed each newly hatched baby every hour 24 hours a day for the first 3 days and then it drops to every 3 hours....once they are 2 weeks old I can feed them every 4 hours and so on until they are weaned (eating on their own) at around 8 weeks old.

    Not sure if anyone will be interested in this post or not I was just excited that I was able to succesfully incubate eggs and hatch them out to healthy chicks. If anyone is interested in seeing pictures of them let me know and I will post some, they are really tiny right now and only hold about 3 drops of food per feeding...which is why they have to be fed so often.

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    WOW! That is neat. I would love to see some pictures! That sounds very exhausting. I bet it messes up your schedule even more since the others could come any time in the next six days. Do you sell them to potential owners yourself, or do you sell to a pet store?

    When do they start getting feathers?

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    WOW that is really neat! I'd love to see pics! Good job! Looks like you won't be sleeping a lot for a few weeks, lol.
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    Pictures PLEASE!

    How is time restraint? i would hope you have time to feed them every day.

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    Yeah, its pretty exhausting but it is also really cool to be able to watch their growth and progress....and then I am the first thing they see when they open their eyes so I am looked at as their mom. They will start to get their feathers around 4 weeks old. We try to sell directly to people who want to add a parrot to their family....we will occationally sell to a pet store but prefer to know where our babies are going as I get rather attached to each and every one of them.

    Time isnt that big of a problem since my job is in the home. I take care of our flock of 80 plus babies as well as our reef tanks (the shipping of them and such). I also homeschool our 7 year old son. So I am always home and always able to stop and feed babies for 5 minutes. It really doesnt take that long to feed them once you develop your own technique.

    I will post picks later tonight of them.
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    Victoria, that's awesome! PLEASE take pics!

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    Congratulations! That is really cool. I'll bet they cute (well most baby birds are kinda ugly but so ugly they are cute).

    Can't wait to see pics.

    I hope the other eggs hatch too.
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    Congratulations!

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