Father of Tater.
This what a Orange Wing Amazon looks like when fully developed.
Approximate Wean Date on the Orange Wing Chicks that was hatched on
Aug. 7th & 8th that are on page 2.
from first clutch of the 2002 baby season.
1 Baby Orange Wing
Hatched on June 9,
2002 @ 3:52 PM
1 day old Orange Wing - 6/10/02
7 days old - 6/16/02
The baby Orange Wing is doing well.
Started off at just a couple of drops of formula at just a day old.
Now at a week old, the chick is now eating 1½ cc. per feeding and
can now sit up with out falling over too much. The eyes will be open by
the next update, a week from now. Check back later for more.
June 14, 2002 → 14 Days
Old. The Baby Orange Wing is doing very well.
He/she has grown nearly double in size in one weeks time, and is now
eating 5cc of formula per feeding at about every 2½ hours. He can sit up
on his own. He weighs 70 grams, (28 Grams= 1 ounce). The eyes have opened
some, but not completely. The feet have turned light gray. Gray
underneath the skin is starting to appear, which is for down feathers. He
is becoming alert of his surroundings. In about 1½ weeks he will have his
leg band put on. Check next week for update.
June 28, 2002 → 19 Days
Old. Here is a mid week update, the baby Orange Wing has grown a lot in
the past few days. He has been banded and his eyes are opened all the
way. He's starting to have pin feathers coming out on the wing area. He
now weighs 115 grams and is eating 7cc's per feeding at every 2½ hours.
He is doing very well. As you will notice in the photos since the
beginning of one day old that he is next to the orange ink pen and the pen
looked much larger next to him than it does now. The pen is 5½ inches
long. Check back here in a few days for more progress.
←July 1, 2002 22 days old and
Eyes have been completely opened. Developing pin feathers on the wings
and down feathers are forming and will start to come through soon.
Weight is at 150 grams and
is eating 10cc per feeding, still at every 2½ hours on the feeding
schedule. This baby is doing remarkably well for a hand fed. He has a
little Maximillan Pionus for his buddy friend in the box with him. The
Maximillan is 4 days younger and was parent raised for the first 2½ weeks
and was slightly larger than this baby orange wing when brought in to be
hand fed. That is the difference between a parent raised chick and a hand
fed chick. Most always the parent raised chick is a larger, stronger chick
than that of a hand fed chick that was raised from newly hatched.
←July 7, 2002 30 days old and
growing like a weed! More pin feathers are coming. And some coloring
is starting to show slightly.
Weight is now at 260 grams.
Now eating 20cc per feeding at every 3 hours.
Legs still are not real strong for standing up
Starting to develop a nice personality.
July 10th - Baby Orange Wing with more pin
feathers and doing good.
Weighing in at 290 grams and baby Maximilian weighing 210 grams.
Baby Orange Wing on right with Maximilian on
left in their tub.
July 16 - ↑
Baby Orange Wing is doing very well in all
areas. Weighing now at 380 grams (13 OZ.)
Fed every 3½ hours and eating 22 cc's of formula per feeding. Socializing
well with his little buddy. Starting to play
with the toys that are hung in the box. Exercising by flapping the wings
getting ready for flight which will be in probably about a month. If
you will take notice on how much smaller that orange ink pen is looking
next to him. Check back real soon for more photos.
July 23, 2002 ↑ As you can see this
baby is developing well, by the next update his head will be feathered out
completely. Weighing at 375 grams, his weight is slowing due to getting
ready for flight. Now eating 35 cc's at 4 feedings per day.
Doing extremely well in all areas. His little buddy the Maximilian does do
things sooner than he does which is normal being that larger birds do take
longer in developing in each step of development areas.
August 3, 02 - Just
look at the difference from last update, 11 days
have passed. The Orange Wing still has not taken a flight,
Maximilian has taken several flights and had even had her wings
The Orange Wing is considerably larger then the Maximilian.
Orange Wing has slowed down on his eating, to get prepared for the
first flight. They have been introduced to the cage a few days ago and
spend time in it during the day and are perching fairly well. They still
sleep in their box at night. In a day or two they will start sleeping in the
cage at night.
They are still being fed 4 times a day and will be soon cut to 3
day. They have been introduced to Cherrios and others things
and Soak & Cook bean mixture, they are picking it up and nibbling
it. They are now playing a lot and are able to climb in the cage,
it was a bit awkward for them at first. This is not too good
of a photo,
will show more photos real soon.
August 4, 2002 ↕ Here are some
better photos of the Orange Wing Amazon & Maximilian at Play.
Having a good time playing on the counter!
August 12, 2002 - No photos
at this time, he looks pretty much like the photos that was taken last.
At this time the Orange wing is doing well. He did a lot of
practicing getting ready for flight and then he has taken several flights
for about three days and then his flight feathers was clipped. He
was sad a little but he's okay with it now. He is now being fed 3
times a day. He is a sweet heart!
(These babies have not been sexed, so when I say he or she, it's just a
figure of speech.)
August 28, 2002 - This
Orange Wing Amazon is eating on his own now for about two days. He's just
about ready for a new home, as much as I'd like to keep him, as always
this happens I get attached to these little sweetie pies!
October 28, 2002 ~ This Orange Wing is doing well. I call
He has been vocalizing a lot. It won't be long and he'll be talking.
He's a real sweet heart. He is no longer available.
November 23 ~Tater's Maximilian
pal has gone to her new home, you
can see her updated photo before she left from here on the
Baby Maximilian page link below.
Orange Wing Photos ~ Page 2
No available chicks from 2nd clutch of Aug. 7th & 8th
Updated photos for November.
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