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Parrott Not Eating Well!!

Hi; All, i purchased my WC a few weeks ago, and she was eating well[handfeeding] and now she's starting to wean and don't seem to want to eat too much. I was feeding her 5-times a day at 20-mls. per feeding and now she,s down to 3-times a day and eating 15-18mls. per feeding.Her weight was 220-when i started to feed her. I have hand-fed before many times and many different parrotts but this is a first. She is sampling all veggies i give her but not eating enough to suit me-I need some help here please as i am new to your forum and i don't want my baby to starve. She is eating 9-3-9 and that is it.Syringe feeding.Any help would be appreciated, she literally just refuses to eat after the amount stated. Thanks and sorry for long post-bella
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Bella, have you been weighing her consistently? That's the best way to ensure she's getting enough food. Weigh her every morning, after she takes her morning poop if you can. As long as the bird hasn't lost 10% of their body weight, it's ok. Normally, when they wean they will decide on their own when they've had enough, it's not that uncommon. Just keep offering different foods to make sure she's eating - veggies, fruits, pellets, seed, etc. Weaning birds seem to enjoy anything soft and warm, so you can steam/cook some veggies, mush it up a bit, and offer her that; soak some pellets in warm water and once it's smushy offer it; plain cooked oatmeal, cooked rice, and pasta are good ones too.



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Thanks-she just seems to refuse food after soo much from the syringe. And she kind of picks at everything else.I am basically referring to her food in the syringe. Just refuses it. and yes, i do weigh her daily and she seems to be maintaining her weight.Thanks Bella
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It sounds like she's decided to wean herself then Some birds do that; they decide they're done with formula and will refuse it. Just keep offering it and, if she's refusing, back down to 2 feedings. It's your young pionus you're referring to, right?



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Yes, it is and she was hached june/17th which seems kind of young to be weaning herself.But that is what appears to me as well that she is weaning herself. bella
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I agree that she could be weaning her self, keeping a check on weight is vital in my opinion. I have to do it every day with my birds of prey!

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As long as she's not losing weight, she should be fine. ideally, she'd still be gaining some weight, but some birds have a mind of their own lol



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ok, thanks all, i thought this as a new type of bird that weaned itself lol-i will watch her close-bella
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Well if parrot is not eating well then it is a problem and you have to sort out some ways to get rid of this problem.
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we have to know most of thing about parrot like which type of food they like and healthy also for them,then may be that parrot eating well.
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