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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:54 am    Post subject: handraising from hachlings any suggestions

we just had a clutch of 9 first born was killed by parents we removed the other 8 our budgies and lovebirds hatched them for us but wont feed them we are hand feeding now but they are only lasting 5days except one it has made it a 2weeks if anyone has done this with success please forward what you where feeding to hatchlings and what temp they where kept at thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:53 am    Post subject:

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we just had a clutch of 9 first born was killed by parents


Parents hand raised? 2 nesting boxes? where they disrurbed...are u sure it was the parents and why? are they in a community flight?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:52 am    Post subject:

they are alone they may have been disturbed .they both came out of the box with blood on there beaks .and there is 2 boxes in there flight nether bird was hand raised but i have partially tamed my male he will perch on my arm and likes scratches
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject:

hi!

do you feed them animal protein?

Are you sure the blood on their beaks, is it because they "plucked" the dead bodies of the babies, or are you sure they killed their babies?
(I say this because kakariki will prey on dead birds, at least mine do, that doesn't mean they killed the bird, they just scavenged the dead body, and it can be disgusting)

About handfeeding, the handfeeding formula has about 18-20% protein, which apparently is the optimum protein % for cockatiels, but I think maybe that could be low for kakariki.
Maybe it's a good idea to add a protein supplement to the handfeeding formula?

I find it strange your lovebirds won't feed the baby kakariki, as lovebirds will even hatch and raise cockatiel chicks (I mean cockatiel chicks are very different in noise/begging and the head bobbing when fed to lovebird chicks, kakariki should be no problem).

Sorry not to be of more help, and good luck!!!

Cheers /Pablo

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:01 am    Post subject:

hi there... did you see the sticky post at the top of this forum section. its http://www.kakariki.net/ftopict-2188.html

i had a read through that for a guide when i hand reard for the first time earlier in the year.... but it was just 1 chick and was 3-4 weeks when i started ..... i learnt you have to be quite precise about the temperature to cold and they wont take it and it cools down quick weather in a teaspoon or a syringe... but you have to be carefull its not too hot or you will burn their crop...!! i tested it on my wrist like you do a baby bottle.... good luck

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:20 pm    Post subject: we just had a clutch of 9 first born was killed by parents

I have hand reared kakarikis in the past - not too difficult - I fed them Kaytee hand rearing mix - and mixed some yoghurt (seived to remove fruit lumps). this keeps their gut healthy. I fed them via a 10ml syringe (needle removed of course). they don't require much - poss 30 - 40 ml to start with - a good guide is to check how full the crop is. Test the temperature on your wrist, and give around 5 feeds per day - keep them warm in a heated cage - around 28 degrees is good and keep a dish of water in the heated cage to keep the humidity up. Best of luck!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:35 am    Post subject:

thats what we where feeding but we had made a bruder and i think they were getting to cold the last one is growing strong now
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:14 am    Post subject:

pabloc wrote:
the handfeeding formula has about 18-20% protein, which apparently is the optimum protein % for cockatiels, but I think maybe that could be low for kakariki.
Maybe it's a good idea to add a protein supplement to the handfeeding formula?


I used Hagen Tropican baby bird and parrot hand rearing formula which is 22% protein

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hagen-Tropican-Baby-Bird-Parrot-Hand-Rearing-Food-Formula-1kg-Suitable-All-Bird-/130584337395

im really pleased with how well my first hand fed baby did on it .... i mixed a bit into eggfood when he started eating on his own..... and hes doing fine :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:43 am    Post subject:

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