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November 2, 2022

Newborn Cockatiel

My cockatiel had laid eggs and it’s been almost two weeks since they hatched. We took them out in order to handfeed them by ourselves however due to busy schedule we couldn’t be able to continue handfeeding them. Today was the second day of handfeeding.
Can we keep them back at their nest? Will the mother feed her child?



Hi Anu,

She may or may not accept them back. If she has already left the box, she probably will not be interested in the chicks. All you can do is try.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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