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I read with interest your Nature vs. Nurture article (Nov. 2011). I am relatively new at breeding, but I feel that it is important to include all aspects when raising chicks. Unless there is a problem, I let the parent birds feed the babies for a week or two. I then take the babies and hand feed them. I keep like-sized birds together. I allow them to socialize and "play". They preen each other and huddle together when it is time to sleep. I did have an incident where I was taking down the nest boxes and was removing what I thought was an unhatched egg, only to have the little guy pop out of the egg and into my hand. I had to feed him from that point on. Hand feeding just-hatched chicks (cockatiels) can be a challenge. It is like trying to feed a bean with eyes, but it can be done. I enjoy watching them hatch and fledge. It is a very interesting process.
Nora, Tamarac, FL
Posted: 11/20/2011 10:54:56 AM
Don't get a bird that chirps, shrieks, or purrs really loudly. It will never stop making noise!!!
Sophia, Madison, NJ
Posted: 3/5/2011 11:44:54 AM
i was mortifyed when in a movie with jenifer aniston them released a unbrella cockatoo in the middle of winter in washington or seattle talk about a bad example the name of the movie was love happens i can not believe the idea was crossed thre minds how wrong was that i could not find jenifers e mail to et her know what a bad thing they showed enough abandon animals she need to put some open verbal ya dont release hand fed exotic birds in washinton or any where else
chris, syracuse, NY
Posted: 10/6/2010 7:28:45 PM
You know your a bird person when..you wolf whistle to get your friend's attention!(embarrasing, this really happened to me!)
Chloe, Broken Arrow, OK
Posted: 5/13/2010 4:38:25 PM
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