I brought my Jenday home, he is the sweetest thing ever. But I have encountered one problem since he's arrived. He barely eats anything! At first I figured it was the stress from traveling, but now that he seems more settled in nothing has improved. The breeder gave me a starter pack of pellets and a safflower seed mix. She told me to give him only a little bit of seed, and mostly pellets. I mix the two, but all he does is fish out the seeds, and will only eat a couple of pellets. I tried giving him seed only, just to fill his stomach a little, but now he won't have any of it either.
I've also noticed he's extremely thin. His breastbone sticks out all the way. He's also pretty small for a Jenday. He also tends to stay puffed up majority of the day, I guess from being weak from eating so little food.
The oddest thing is, he is perfectly fine otherwise. His poop is normal, he's pretty playful, and is a big cuddle bug.
Ill be emailing the breeder why he eats so little. This is really confusing me. He's only 4 months old.
The sad part is that the breeder lives 5 hours from me. If it turns out he is indeed sick, I have to spend money on him for a vet (which I'm totally willing to do, but my parents have spent well over $700 for this bird and they aren't willing to spend another cent, whether its my money or not.) and in order to refund him, I have to drive all the way back to NC. And the breeder *doesnt* refund vet fees.