For the first two weeks young keets should be kept indoors under a heat lamp at 95º F. You can use a cardboard box to help the heat stay in. These keets are placed in a very small stairwell type room in a 200-year-old house. There are two doors, one leading to the outside and the other leading to the basement inside of the house. With the two doors kept closed there is no breeze and the temperature stays warm inside the small room.
Looking down the steps to the inside door.
Hungry little keets! Food should be available at all times using a self-feeder.
Marbles should be placed in the water dish to prevent very young keets from drowning. They will suck the water out from between the marbles. Water should be changed daily, as the keets will walk over top of the water getting droppings in it.
These keets are now 3 days old. Notice the mirror behind the cage. Guineas love to see their refection. They also enjoy their reflection from the thermometer inside the cage. They peck at it often. If you are wondering what that white thing is hanging into the cage, it is a second digital thermometer that keeps track of the highest and lowest temperatures. Just doing a little experimenting…