Originally posted by Auskan
I know NOTHING about birds. Are they usually taken away from their mother so young? He still looks completely helpless and unable to take care of himself - its hard to imagine that in the wild a baby like that would be off on his own?
No, you're right - he is basically completely helpless. In the wild he wouldn't leave the nest for many more weeks. However, my breeder (and many others that I have spoken to) likes to sell her birds and have the new owners hand feed/rear them. We have him set up on a low heat pad and he gets hand feed every two or three hours. It is a HUGE task, one definitely not for the non-commital type.