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Old 09-25-2012, 11:48 AM
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Default A Miniature Cockatiel? Problem?

Hello all,

First post here....

Our Sam and Sophie's clutch has given us a very very tiny baby. Much smaller than any I've ever seen. If you look at the attached picture, you can see it there. The 3 babies in the pic were each born about 3 -5 days apart. The littlest one is almost 2 weeks old. The eyes are opened and are huge compared the skull size. It came out of the egg very small, it is well cared for by the parents up to this point. But it is just not growing at a normal rate.

I can't find any reference to this small size anywhere. I'm not sure if its normal. Is it some kind of miniature? Is it a genetic defect? Has anyone ever seen or experienced this in a baby before?

Any links or info would be appreciated.
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Its what you would call a "stunted" baby. What most likely happened is that during the feeding the baby didn't get enough liquids and it was dehydrated, which caused the stunting. Do you have a gram scale to weigh the baby? This would help you monitor it make sure it continues to grow at a normal weight. It will take the baby about a year to catch up to its siblings.

Here are some links to help you
http://talkcockatiels.com/showthread.php?t=27514
http://talkcockatiels.com/showthread...light=stunting
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You nailed it. Those articles described the chick to a 'T'.

I'll start assist feeding the chick the diluted formula as indicated in the article. Hope he/she turns out ok.
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S/he should be fine. It usually happens to the youngest baby because the parents feed according to the oldest chicks needs not the younger.

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