We sell baby birds from 4 weeks of age.
BABY BIRDS / TAME BIRDS IN STOCK:
African Grey - Red Tail 5Weeks
Red - Sided Eklectus 9Weeks
Sun Conure 5Weeks
Bare Eye Cockatoo (Male, Only like Women)
YOUR GENERAL GUIDE TO YOUR NEW BABY BIRD.
Congratulations on the new addition to your family, a new baby bird. Just looking at it might send thoughts of "How on earth am i going to raise this fragile little baby bird?! Relax you are a new parent! It's really not as difficult as it may seem! Your baby bird has three basic needs: FOOD, HEAT, LOVE!
PLEASE NOT THAT THIS IS ONLY A GENERAL GUIDELINE AND WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO SOME FURTHER RESEARCH AS THERE ARE MANY BOOKS AVAILABLE AND INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET.
Please do some research on your specific baby bird because each specie has different habits and needs that make your own baby bird special.
We as a bird park want only the best for our baby birds, so as far as food is concern we recommend Avi - Plus Handrearing Parrot or Wildon Handrearing Parrot Gold. Please be aware not to use secret recipes from private people as the mentioned food is developed by professionals. We prefer to use a V - Shaped spoon as this helps with the personal contact which is very important! Use a tablespoon or a teaspoon which ever you prefer! Talk to your bird as if it was your child. It makes the bird feel safe and protected.
Avi - Plus Handrearing Parrot / Wildon Handrearing Parrot Gold is a specifically formulated porrige to suit all your baby bird's needs! The porrige is prepared by mixing cooled down boiled water with the dry mixture to form a watery base; it should however not be to runny and also not be to thick! Please make sure that there are no lumps in the mixture!! The porrige should still be warm, test it on your wrist as it should be the same temperature than a baby's bottle. At this stage your baby does not require water because the baby bird gets enough fluid in through the porrige. Newly hatched baby birds must be fed every two hours but all the babies that we sell, are already on three feeds per day.(Morning, Noon and night.) We recommend the feedings to be between 07h00 - 08h00 Morning, then between 12h00 - 13h00 Noon, then 17h00 - 18h00 Night. No feedings during the night beacuase the crop must be completely empty the next morning. Mix just enough food for one feed and discard left overs.
NEVER NEVER FEED OLD FOOD TO YOUR BABY BIRD!
Please make sure that your baby bird's crop are completely empty in the mornings before you feed them, but if the crop is not empty then there may be a problem and then you must take your bird to a vet A.S.A.P. Always keep your baby bird's utensils and place of feeding clean and sterile. Always wipe the baby's mouth and crop so that he/she don't have any porrige on him/her. Remember that the bird will not stop eating before you stop, so please make sure to stop when you see that your baby bird's crop is full. The crop can be swollen but not hard. If to much is fed on one feed, the bird can choke. The crop can strech which can cause problems later in life.
The best is to use a brooder box which we do supply, that has got a globe for heating and a easy to clean loose drawer. As a cheaper alternative which is not as good, you can use a cardboard box with sawdust that locks in the heat.
Clean the sawdust every third to fourth day. Make small holes on the top sides of the box to let in fresh air above the baby bird and to let warmth come in from your bed lamp with a 40w globe that a facing the holes of the box.(Make sure that there isn't a draft on the baby bird) Please check your baby bird so that the heat doesn't become to much, then simply turn away the bedlamp to reduce some heat. A bird that gets to hot opens it's mouth and wings and one thats to cold will feel cold to touch.
Any baby birds need love, a baby bird can never get to much love and attention. Take it everywhere you go.
INFORMATION ON WEANING:
Weaning means taking your baby bird of the porrige and starting to feed him adult food. This starts when your bird is fully feathered or when they don't want to eat their midday meal or start to turn their heads away.
Start by taking the birds midday meal away and replace it with recommended food and a bowl of water but not to deep because the bird can fall in and drown. After about 2 weeks you take away the morning meal and only when you see that your baby bird eats the recommended food well, you can take away the evening meal. It is better to cut chuncks of fruit and vegetables and put it in the cave so they can learn how to pick it up and eat it as well as cooking mix.