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Q: My Gouldians Just Had Babies, Should I Give Them Special Food?

A: Hi there. Yes there are several things you can do, but first let me lecture you about why you should have already been doing it for them. Keep reading… When raising finches…

Q: I have new Gouldian babies in the nest, and I don’t see the parent birds feeding them. Should I hand feed them?

A: If your babies are brand new, no. Do NOT feed them, handle them, or keep checking the nest. Babies have a yolk sac- you can see it if you look at the belly (Stop! I just told you not to!). That sac provides nourishment for the first day or two of their lives. It will eventually be absorbed. But the parents don’t need to feed the babies yet, and they’ll know when it’s time.

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