A Reader's Question:
I'm looking to hand raise a baby Splendid in the near future, but as a student who also works 20-30hrs a week, feeding more than 3 times a day is undoable.
I have a 5 month old male that I'm having a helluvah time hand training if you have any tips. It was his breeder that suggested I take a baby from her new clutch and hand rear if for better results.
I could use some advice! please email me. thanks!
Three times a day really isn't enough to hand feed a baby bird. Four, and even five times a day, is better.
|In a hurry and didn't let them out of their cage to feed them.|
Sometimes you have to do it quick and easy.
|Flame and Fuchsia watching me hand feed their youngsters.|
They were hand fed themselves. They've raised many babies
of their own and been happy to let me take over on some of them.
|Two babies being hand fed. Their box has a lid that closes|
to keep them warm and help them feel sheltered like they'd be
inside a hollow tree or nest box with their parents feeding them.
|Rainbow and Jewel. He is hand fed and tame, she isn't.|