Baby grey refusing to eat - Talk Parrots Forums

Talk Parrots General General parrot discussion, questions, help and information.

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 4
Thanks: 17
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Baby grey refusing to eat

Hi everyone,

My baby grey is 12 weeks old and on two feedings a day, he's been flying now for 2 weeks. In the past two days, he's been refusing to eat his morning and evening formula, he only takes about 2-3 spoon fulls. Just before his feeding times, he begs for food but when I attempt to feed him he flies away. I've been offering a variety of fruit and veggies and he eats a little only when I put it in front of him. He also hasn't been nibbling at his pellets (which he was doing before)...Is this all part of the weaning process? I don't want him to starve.

Thanks in advance
Sohn_25 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 12:16 PM
Topaz's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 324
Thanks: 7
Thanked 136 Times in 109 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Yep he is growing up. You could try letting him eat off your finger or a spoon. He might like that better. Messier but they seem to enjoy that when weaning. Also sometimes the begging is just about reassuring so you could try taking him out when he does and love on him a while. Maybe start playing with him with some toys when you do that.
Also you could add some baby food too the formula make it tastier. I use organic no meats and very low in sugar.
Good luck

Yuki my budgie. Pixie budgie. Blue IRN Goose
Topaz is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Topaz For This Useful Post:
Sohn_25 (09-06-2013), wyrinth (09-06-2013)
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 4
Thanks: 17
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Thanks a lot. The toys is a bit of a problem because he refuses to play with anything, but I am working on it
Sohn_25 is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Talk Parrots Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome