For those who are interested:
Beaker came home with us yesterday. Of course he was very nervous and shivering after the car ride in a small animal carrier. At first he didn't eat or drink for a while. But later that day he had a few sunflower seeds and some of his pellet food. He also hat tons of love, cuddling and scritches which I hope made things better.→
As he was raised in an open tank in the pet store, he was not happy about spending the night in a cage. But he seemed to get used to it.
This morning he was physically unable to exit the cage himself. Hey, he's only 4 months old. But I got him to step up and all was well. His breakfast was warm oatmeal. He showed baby bird feeding actions at first. He gulped at the spoon like he was feeding from momma's mouth. But then he got the rhythm. After that we fed him a few seeds and transferred over to his pellets. And then a bit of celery.
Now he's doing just fine. He's not scared anymore and loves cuddles with both the wife and I.
Wife drove over to the pet store to buy more toys and talk to the owner. He was rather surprised that Beaker was eating at all! He said that it sometime took days for a bird to start eating. It was probably the oatmeal. And I take credit for that. ;-) It's much like what a baby gets regurgitated from his momma.
Pictures will be up in this thread soon.