I plan to take the remaining parents out of the baby cages tomorrow, so those groups will be ready shortly after the first group. If I see any signs of weight loss, than those specific chicks will be held here until I know for sure that they can maintain their body weight independently.
When a baby budgie goes to its new home, it suddenly finds itself in a strange place, alone in a cage without its familiar brothers and sisters. They are usually frightened for the first few days, and refuse to eat, drink, or even
The statue mode might last for a couple of days, so I feel it's important to make sure the baby has enough body weight to carry it through.
Then after the chick feels a little more comfortable in its new surroundings, hunger will eventually lead it to explore the cage and look for food. It's a good idea to clip a piece of spray millet somewhere close to where the baby sits, because he will find it easily, and begin to eat.
Here are some random shots from my latest photo shoot.