OMG baby parakeets ! help !!

Found 25th Apr 2009
does anyone know anything about looking after new hatched parakeets ,,
my African ringnecks eggs have hatched for the 1st time in 6 years i'm in total shock
the female has been laying eggs for years and never had any hatch befor so its a total surprise ,
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cant offer any advice but.....congrats on the arrival of bundles of ugly featherless things :?

Taken from another site...
Babies with no feathers, a little fuzz, or pinfeathers need a soft, snug, cup-shaped nest of tissue in a small container—don't use cotton, grass, or existing bird nests. The cup shape is necessary to support their bodies, sprawling may cause them injury. Plastic berry containers make an excellent framework for a tissue nest and are easily cleaned. Warm chilled nestlings in your hands, then put them in the tissue-nest container and put it on a heating pad (low setting) or hot water bottle or under a light. Never put them in direct sunlight—they may overheat. Put the nest (and pad) in a larger box for safety. Handle the birds only when necessary. They should always feel warm to the touch.

Feed bits of dog or cat kibble soaked in hot water (sugar-water for the first day or two) mixed with hard-boiled egg yolk and baby cereal. The bird may be dehydrated at first so it is important that the food be moist. White or wheat bread moistened with sugar-water can be used as an emergency diet for a few feedings only. Put food in the back of the nestling's mouth when it gapes. Feed them every 30 to 60 minutes during daylight hours. Initial feedings with very weak birds can be given every 15 minutes, tapering off as the bird regains its strength. Give each bird a few pieces per feeding. Do not put liquids in nestlings' mouths.

Good luck.

Hope it helps a bit!
could have them grilled with a nice paprika sauce lololol
ah congrats on the new babies!
190*C about 35 mins or until brown & crispy
African/ Indian Ringneck - web sites came up with same info

The best site i found is


Theres a little info on this page at the bottom, but not alot, cute pics of baby ones on there:


Breeding and Propagation:
The Indian Ringneck male will reach sexual maturity at approximately 18 months, but males may not breed for as long as 3 years. Indian Ringneck Parakeets are bred regularly in captivity. If you keep your breeding pairs in group aviaries, some aviculturists advise separating pairs before breeding and leaving them separated from the group throughout the breeding season, as they may become aggressive at this time. In captivity the breeding season of the Indian Ringneck is variable. If your aviary is indoors they will usually begin breeding in December. In outdoor aviaries some pairs may breed as early as February, and this can be a problem. In order to avoid early breeding (which may cause egg binding) it is suggested that nest boxes be removed until April. The average clutch size is 3 to 5 eggs. The incubation period lasts an average of 23 days, with babies fledging in 7 weeks.

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