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The budgies mother isn't taking care of her children yesterday 2 out of 3 baby budgies died
And the mother isn't feeding the last baby budgie and I want to know what I can do to get the mother to feed it
Even if I have to feed it but I don't know how to take care of a baby budgie
 

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The purpose of this forum is to promote the BEST PRACTICES in the care of budgies for their optimal Health and Well-Being

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Why did you allow your birds to breed when you don't know or understand how to care for them or the chicks properly?
Do you have an Avian Vet?
Do you know how old the parents of the chick are?
What diet did you have them on?
Do you know if the parents are related?

Do you have a proper wooden nest box with a concave bottom?

From what you've written, it is unlikely the last chick will survive.
The adult budgies should NEVER be bred again in the future.
Why is the father not feeding the chick?

Do you have the father in with the mother and the chick at this time?

How old is the youngest chick?
Handfeeding a tiny chick that is only a couple of days old is not something you are ready or able to do.
You can easily kill the chick if you get the formula into it's lungs.
Do you know a reputable breeder that can teach you the proper way to handfeed?

If the chick is older and can be fed the formula with a bent spoon you have a better chance with it.

Hand Feeding Guide
 

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The purpose of this forum is to promote the BEST PRACTICES in the care of budgies for their optimal Health and Well-Being

A Heartfelt Plea to All Members
Tips For Discouraging Breeding
Before You Ever Consider Breeding Your Budgies
Guidance for Breeding Advice Threads

Why did you allow your birds to breed when you don't know or understand how to care for them or the chicks properly?
Do you have an Avian Vet?
Do you know how old the parents of the chick are?
What diet did you have them on?
Do you know if the parents are related?

Do you have a proper wooden nest box with a concave bottom?

From what you've written, it is unlikely the last chick will survive.
The adult budgies should NEVER be bred again in the future.
Why is the father not feeding the chick?

Do you have the father in with the mother and the chick at this time?

How old is the youngest chick?
Handfeeding a tiny chick that is only a couple of days old is not something you are ready or able to do.
You can easily kill the chick if you get the formula into it's lungs.
Do you know a reputable breeder that can teach you the proper way to handfeed?

If the chick is older and can be fed the formula with a bent spoon you have a better chance with it.

Hand Feeding Guide
Well when we bought the budgies the old owner told us they were 2 males so we bought them we didn't know there was a female

And yes we do have an avian vet nearby

Well I was told that they are both 1 year old when I bought them and they should be 1 year and 8 months old now

Their diet is a balanced seed mix

I don't know if the adults are related

Yes I do have a wooden box with a concave bottom

The father rarely goes in to feed the children but the mother was always in the box with them

Yes the mother and the father are with the chick

The chick is 20 days old at the moment

Well I have been hand feeding it for the last 2 days I've watched a lot of videos on YouTube and bought baby formula and I have asked people who have hand fed baby budgies

The budgie is still alive and well I feed it every 3-4 hours
 

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Hand feeding a baby bird is a delicate process and much can go wrong, the best thing you can do is consult with your vet and have them give you in person guidance or if there is an experienced breeder that can help you that would be good. The formula cannot be too hot or you will burn the crop and possibly puncture it and you must be careful that the formula does not go into the choanal slit in the roof of the mouth or the bird could aspirate.
 

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If the mother is no longer feeding the baby, then you should remove her to a different cage so she and the adult male to not breed again.
This is important -- especially since you do not know if the two are related.

The budgies need to have more than just a quality seed mix. Please look at the information in the links below:
A Healthy Diet for your Budgie
Quality Seed Mix
CuttleBones, Mineral Blocks and Manu Clay Roses
Safe Foods for Budgies
The Truth about GRIT

Was the information in the Hand Feeding and Weaning Guide I provided previously helpful for your questions?
Is the baby eating well from a bent spoon when you are feeding it?
Is the father helping feed the baby at all?
How old are you and your brother?
 

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Hello and welcome to the forums!

FaeryBee and Cody have given great advice and I agree completely. Please be sure to read through the links above.

If you have questions after reading through all the links provided, please be sure to ask as we’d love to help.

Please keep us posted!

Cheers! 👋
 

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Hand feeding a baby bird is a delicate process and much can go wrong, the best thing you can do is consult with your vet and have them give you in person guidance or if there is an experienced breeder that can help you that would be good. The formula cannot be too hot or you will burn the crop and possibly puncture it and you must be careful that the formula does not go into the choanal slit in the roof of the mouth or the bird could aspirate.
Thanks for the help.
 

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If the mother is no longer feeding the baby, then you should remove her to a different cage so she and the adult male to not breed again.
This is important -- especially since you do not know if the two are related.

The budgies need to have more than just a quality seed mix. Please look at the information in the links below:
A Healthy Diet for your Budgie
Quality Seed Mix
CuttleBones, Mineral Blocks and Manu Clay Roses
Safe Foods for Budgies
The Truth about GRIT

Was the information in the Hand Feeding and Weaning Guide I provided previously helpful for your questions?
Is the baby eating well from a bent spoon when you are feeding it?
Is the father helping feed the baby at all?
How old are you and your brother?
Yes the information on the Hand feeding and weaning Guide was helped and answered my questions

Yes the baby is eating from the spoon

No, the father isn't doing anything to help the baby

I'm 18 Years old
And my Brother is 16 Years old

And I have 2 quick questions when can the baby start eating seeds?
And when do I need to stop hand feeding it?
 

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Start by offering the baby seeds and vegetables in a dish and see if it will try any of them.

If the father is not feeding the baby at all, just make sure he does not get at all aggressive toward the baby.

Would you please post pictures of the chick, the cage and nest box?

Be sure to keep the cage and nest box clean.

Have you checked the chick for splayed legs?
 

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Start by offering the baby seeds and vegetables in a dish and see if it will try any of them.

If the father is not feeding the baby at all, just make sure he does not get at all aggressive toward the baby.

Would you please post pictures of the chick, the cage and nest box?

Be sure to keep the cage and nest box clean.

Have you checked the chick for splayed legs?
I am unable to take a picture since my phone camera is broken

But the baby does not have splayed legs
 

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Yes, it’s possible for a budgie to have one splayed leg. If your budgie’s leg is splayed, it needs to be treated now.

 
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