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Tiny egg rescue: Hatching and raising a baby budgie

I found a tiny budgie egg at a pet shop. If I could incubate it, would I be able to raise it? With these big human hands? Its mother had just been sold. This meant the egg would have no chance without me giving it a try.

Follow Alwyn Wils of the Netherlands-based YouTube channel A Chick Called Albert as he attempts to foster a tiny abandoned egg into a healthy budgie or parakeet, one of the smallest species of parrots. He’s well-equipped with an incubator to help keep the egg warm and at the right humidity levels. Soon, a tiny heartbeat can be seen inside the egg.

candling the egg: heartbeat
Once the tiny bird hatches, Wils attentively feeds it a warm, nutrient formula eight times a day. His diligence and experience with caring for animals pay off over the weeks as the baby grows into a young bird. It’s one of the many feel-good stories that A Chick Called Albert is known for.

spoon feeding the baby
baby budgie / parakeet
Follow A Chick Called Albert on YouTube and Patreon.

Previously on TKSST: Helping a blind white squirrel acclimate to her new home.

Plus, watch more videos about bird eggs:
• How does a chick hatch from an egg?
• How Birds Get Oxygen Inside Their Eggs
The Field Museum’s amazing egg collection
Rangers candle the Royal Albatross egg at the RoyalCam nest

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