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Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

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riccardo.southafrica
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Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

Post by riccardo.southafrica » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:14 am

Hi all,
I'm new to this forum and to any kinda blog in general, so please bare with me if I mispost or don't do it properly.

My baby Dante is about 6 weeks old. I've grown very fond of him and I truly love this bird.
My girlfriend got him from a petshop about 2 weeks ago for me.
He looked under nourished and very thin and fraile. His feathers weren't growing out properly and he was very scared of noises and people in general. His feathers grew longer on some parts of his body and not on some parts at all.
His wings for example has had bits growing long and not at at all on his chest.
2 weeks later and he's growing nicely, getting stronger by the day, though I'm trying to get him to a vet.
His feathers are growing more evenly and his more confident.
He gets excited to see me and even runs to me if I leave him out in the room.

Does anyone know what may be the cause of the feather loss?
And also, does anyone know what color mutation is he?

I truly would appreciate any input.

Below are some recent pictures from the 27/11/2013.

Thanks all!
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Dante 1
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Mahatma Gandhi


Regards,
Riccardo

zentoucan
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Re: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

Post by zentoucan » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:52 am

looks very young. are you feeding with weaning formula?
keep up what your doing has it seems to be working.
yes I would get him/her checked out by a vet.

riccardo.southafrica
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Re: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

Post by riccardo.southafrica » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:25 am

I was told he was 4 weeks old when I got him. He's still on formula at the moment.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Mahatma Gandhi


Regards,
Riccardo

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Re: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

Post by ellieelectrons » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:11 pm

Just noticing you've posted this same post in two places. It makes it easier if we keep everything together in one place. I'm going to lock this thread. Any further discussion on this topic, can be redirected here:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18386&p=107034

Ellie.

P.S. Glad to see you are still feeding, can I suggest you tell everyone what formula you are using in the other thread. At that age getting the right diet is really important.

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