Sorry for the lack of updates, but my heart is completely shattered and I haven't wanted to post anything... Ripley suddenly passed away a few nights ago. He passed peacefully in my hands and I hope he's flying somewhere over rainbow bridge.
I just broke the news to his new family, which was so hard to do!
The other three chicks are all doing well, and Spike has started to refuse hand feedings. He's figured out how to crack seeds, tested out the sprouts and pellets, and just today he discovered the joys of millet.
The other two chicks aren't far behind him!