gouldian, from hatch to weaned

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by debbie276 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:27 am

I use Kaytee Exact Handfeeding Formula. You use the handfeeding formula till they are weaned onto seeds. Here is the page on the Finch Information Centers breeding section that lists all the temperatures.
http://www.finchinfo.com/breeding/handfeeding.php
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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by flying colors » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:50 pm

Thank you for your prompt responds. I have not been able to successfully feed one to maturity.

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by Sally » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:10 am

flying colors wrote: Thank you for your prompt responds. I have not been able to successfully feed one to maturity.
Handfeeding is a difficult process. Babies don't make it for a number of reasons. They aspirate easily while being fed. They are not kept warm enough and/or the handfeeding formula is not warm enough. If they or the food is not warm enough, the food sits in the crop and doesn't pass on through (crop stasis). Baby develops a yast infection. And sometimes they simply aren't strong enough from the very beginning to make it.
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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by debbie276 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:30 am

Absolutely agree with Sally, handfeeding should be your last resort.
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long time breeder of lady gouldians:
Green
SF Pastel (SF Yellow)
Pastel (Yellow)
Blue
SF Pastel Blue (SF Yellow Blue)
Pastel Blue (Yellow Blue)

GREAT articles on avian lighting:
https://mickaboo.org/confluence/downloa ... ummary.pdf
http://www.naturallighting.com/cart/sto ... sc_page=56

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by jennifer » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:23 pm

What a beautiful bird. Thank you for sharing the pictures as a newbie to the hobby it was very inspiring to see what patience, knowledge and love can bring. =D>
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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by LouisB » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:08 am

debbie276 wrote: Fully colored
azul3.jpg
And here's a picture of the brooder and feeding
brooder.jpg
Handfeeding1a.jpg
Hi Debbie,

Do you only use this scoop to feed them?
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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by lnlovesorange » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:12 am

I've just joined this forum not too long ago. I see that you photos are old, but i am just now getting a chance to look at them. What amazing photos!! It's crazy how small they are (love how you put the quarter next to him) And the brooder, what an amazing idea, you are very intelligent i was looking at that in awe, then when i continued to read i saw that everyone else was too!!! Great job, and thanks for the pics, i hope to never have to do it, but if i do what a help!!!

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by finchmix22 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:52 am

debbie276
Great pics! What age did you close band and what age was the fledge day? A totally gorgeous and lovely looking blue back!! I'd love a few with that conformation and coloring. Great job!
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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by debbie276 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:01 am

Thanks you all for your lovely comments. :oops:

I don't close band.
He was handfed so there really wasn't a "fledge" day, he feathered up same as others. Though the weaning was a bit behind parent raised, which is to be expected. :)
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Green
SF Pastel (SF Yellow)
Pastel (Yellow)
Blue
SF Pastel Blue (SF Yellow Blue)
Pastel Blue (Yellow Blue)

GREAT articles on avian lighting:
https://mickaboo.org/confluence/downloa ... ummary.pdf
http://www.naturallighting.com/cart/sto ... sc_page=56

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by slwatson » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:46 pm

Thanks for sharing! Awesome pictures!
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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by SocietyBird » Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:42 pm

debbie276
Stunning pictures, thank you for taking the time to document and post these. What an absolutely gorgeous bird he turned into as well! Congrats. :)

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by Spreckles » Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:05 pm

Fabulous pictures and very interesting for us newbies!!! You should patent that brooder idea. What a beautiful bird. I can't get over how they look before they feather out, mercy little bugs aren't they? Who would have known how gorgeous he would be? Great job sure wish someone was breeding these birds near me!

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by Fexjo » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:01 am

That is one very lucky Gouldian to have an owner like you. Cant help but admire the dedication to raising that very beautiful Gouldian. Cheers!

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