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I would like to give the breeder a backhand should I ever meet them. Even unweaned chicks people sell are so much older than this baby. I would say about 2-3 weeks tops and that's pretty bad seeing as they don't wean until about 10-12. Not having a go at you at all! I just HATE breeders that sell unweaned babies. It's not worth the risk and it's just an easy way to get a quick bit of money in their pockets. My budgies don't even leave until a minimum of 8 weeks PARENT reared and that's a much quicker process
Nibbling is fine. Like most babies of anything, everything goes straight into the mouth. Just testing and exploring is all
Don't blame you, want to give all the breeders here a smack, I was really sad that I couldn't take care of his siblings to, I had to buy him from the pet shop..... They feed the babies with a syringe and tube directly into the crop, fill the crop and back into the nest and that's the way it goes until the baby is sold, the breeder I know back at home who was busy teaching me showed me other wise and gave reasons why this wasn't a very good idea, especially for babies that will be sold as "hand reared" But in any case.....
I know a bit, but not specifically about ring necks and don't feel that I had enough time training and therefor sometimes need reassurance.
He is 5 weeks now, in a day cage and eats his food out of the dish when I am to slow with the spoon...LOL , but I do have a new question, please see below...
Can anyone please tell me what the behavior on the video means? He use to come out of his cage on his own (was surprise as he is only 5 weeks old, but managed well ) and I have had him in his day cage since Monday - He started doing this late yesterday afternoon, now he sits and does this every time he sees me, if no one is in the room his quiet and when he sees that I have his feeding dishes he will come out ...... Please advise
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He sits and bobs his head up and down while making a noise...scream / cry ???? Sometimes he will lower his head by his feet and bob it up and down? Will take long to come to me or not at all unless I have food, please advise don't want any problems later.
I have had him for 2 weeks and handle him 15 - 30 min after each feed, sometimes he will just sit and sleep in my hands or in my lap under a towel while I scratch his head, if I stop he looks up at me as to say ...go on..
Don't think he is sick , crop is empty or almost empty at every feeding, always empty in the mornings, no red or irritated skin.....