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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Baby grey refusing to eat

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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.

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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.
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Thanks a lot. The toys is a bit of a problem because he refuses to play with anything, but I am working on it
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