Here is the list of materials needed for the Materials needed Hand Breeding parrot :
It keeps the chicks warm until they are feathered.
The temperature of the brooder should be set according to the age of the chick, the more the chick grows the less heat it needs. So if you have several chicks of different ages, you must provide several breeders, because they will need different temperatures.
Here are the average temperatures to be observed depending on the age of the baby *:
• From the egg release until the sixth day: 36 to 37 ° C
• From 6 to 12 days: 32 ° C
• From 12 to 22 days: 30 ° C
• When the bird is feathered: 26 ° C
These temperatures can vary a few degrees depending on the species, but nothing beats watching the chicks. At the right temperature, the young bird keeps well, does not tremble, and sleeps peacefully.
For this type of breeding, it is advisable to group chicks of the same age together to keep each other company and be happier, but if the chick is alone, you can provide a plush or toy that matches its size for it. does not feel alone and somehow replace his mother a bit.
Ps: the breeders in the trade are automated, so in addition to guarantee a stable temperature, they also allow to have a well-ventilated, ventilated and humidified environment (good humidity rate around 55-60%).
If you decide to make your own breeder, make sure you have the same conditions.
Here is an example of the manufacture of a breeder for baby birds made by our team.
In the trade, there are various preparations to be diluted to feed the chicks, generally, these foods are balanced and contain all the necessary nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
The most widely used powdered formula for hand feeding is “Nutribird 21” from Versele Laga.
The spoon with the edges raised to facilitate the flow of the food in the beak of the bird, this technique is considered as the closest to feeding by the parents, however, it is a slow, messy and above all not easy method to assess the amount absorbed by the chick.
The syringe is cleaner and faster than the spoon, the amount of food is controlled. However, if feeding is improperly done by directing the food to the respiratory tract, there is a risk that the chick will choke.
Balance (to the tenth of a gram) is necessary to monitor the changing weight of the young.