You should see the grin on my face reading this post - it's a laugh (in a good way). Brilliant And, you sure have a way with names...They were all raised like on big hatch Mark.
I had 16 birds on the syringe at one time and if you thought baby was a handful you are wrong.
I'd walk out of the room and 6 birds would be trying to all land on the one shoulder.
I would tell anyone to raise one, it really is therapeutic.
The Goldfish was almost 2cm long when I got him, named him Big Fella and he lived 8yrs and grew to this size.
The green & red parrot is a young Crimson Rosella named Pugsley, he could whistle better than me, talked to himself like a madman.
Geez the memories........
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16 birds on the go by hand and I thought I had it tough hatching out 50 quail once - that's nothing compared to hand raising 16 parrots and budgies by syringe!
There was a hobby farm/pet shop over in Caboolture (but it went bust) and they used to often have their baby parrots at the counter with them as they served customers. The little guys would be walking around on the cash register etc - funny as. The hand raised birds were quite a bit more to buy than the untamed and I guess that's because a lot of work goes into raising them?