Good babies vs bad babies
I have two clutches of parrotlets that are the same age, clutch A and clutch B. Clutch A's parents are very protective to the point of being aggressive, attacking and biting if I so much as looked at the babies. Clutch B's parents are very laid back and did not mind if I opened the nest box to handle the babies.
I started pulling babies at the same time from each clutch, as soon as they were feathered out. So they have all been getting the exact same handling from me. The interesting thing is the difference in behaviour of the two clutches. Clutch A babies (aggressive parents) are all very sweet, beg for their food as soon as I open the brooder and have no trouble eating. On the other hand Clutch B babies (passive parents) show no signs of begging, several of them are biters and fight me when I am trying to feed them. As I said before they are all handled the same, they get the same food at the same temperature etc. Any ideas as to what may be going on?
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