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Dj tweet
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Hand rearing guide

Post by Dj tweet » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:18 pm

Hi all
I have posted this thread here hoping that I get some replies before it is moved as the Alex section itself dosent seem to get any

I am getting a 5 week old Alex babie this weekend
I have handraised before and am confident in doing it but can anyone please give me a guide for the amounts to feed and frequency etc for this species

Please
any info greatly appreciated

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Re: Hand rearing guide

Post by bec » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:13 pm

this is a great link
it helped me greatly
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=799
hope it helps

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Re: Hand rearing guide

Post by julie » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:53 am

its the same as feeding irns but alexes eat a lot quicker and dont fuss as much. what kind of birds do you have experience hand feeding?

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Re: Hand rearing guide

Post by Dj tweet » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:06 pm

Lorries, cockatiels, love birds and a few wild birds over the years
I'm comfortable in doing it and can tell when bird is full etc just like to have references for back up that's all

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Re: Hand rearing guide

Post by julie » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:55 pm

Id say it would probably be around about the same as the birds you fed before. The guide by Melika in the breeding section would be good to use, i used it for Mika.

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Re: Hand rearing guide

Post by Melika » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:50 am

As for the amounts, ask your breeder as he/she would know best. I never fed by a set amount but rather by how full the crop became. Once you know what a full crop looks like, you know when enough is enough. ^^
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