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Old 02-07-2021, 05:54 AM
 
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A friend sent me this video link because of all the lovebird chicks I've hand-raised. I have to admit, I've never raised one this young! I was especially amazed to see the tiny chick's umbilical cord when it hatched (something I'd not seen before). I thought I'd share this with the forum here.

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Old 02-07-2021, 01:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston-Dallas/Tricity
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Amazing, inspiring video!!!
Guy had a lot of patience... and love
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Old 02-07-2021, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Oh my gosh, Rachel, that video is MAGNIFICENT. I laughed and cried (mostly cried) my way through it. (NOTE TO OTHERS: IT'S A HAPPY VIDEO WITH A GREAT ENDING, despite my tears!)

Thank you so much for posting this.
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Old 02-08-2021, 11:32 AM
 
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This is so sweet. Thank you for this!
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Old 02-08-2021, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I remember that when I used to raise parakeets/budgies that I never once tried to raise on from the egg. I always had a few birds who would readily accept/adopt orphaned eggs when some birds would not act as good parents. It was not worth the extra effort on my part when I could place them with foster parents.
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Old 02-09-2021, 11:58 AM
 
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I remember that when I used to raise parakeets/budgies that I never once tried to raise on from the egg. I always had a few birds who would readily accept/adopt orphaned eggs when some birds would not act as good parents. It was not worth the extra effort on my part when I could place them with foster parents.
I'm sure that's best to let a foster parent hatch out the egg and so on. Don't the chicks need to be fed by their parents for the first few days of their life? Even though birds, unlike mammals, don't pass on antibodies to their young through nursing, I think I've read somewhere that young birds get these essential antibodies through the regurgitation feeding by their parents.
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Old 02-09-2021, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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It's amazing how much faster the chicks grow when started by the parents vs. hatching from the egg and hand feeding from day 1.
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Old 07-03-2021, 08:48 PM
 
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SO LOVELY!!! Thank you for posting this.
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