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Old 01-03-2019, 01:31 PM
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Re: Hello

Hi there! Haven't had personal experience with an ekkie that young, but I did quite a bit of reading when my ekkie needed formula (he was quite ill). Amongst the parrots, ekkies are supposedly the most picky about texture/consistency and temperature. Also, ekkies are more likely to reject more firmly formula when it's not just right, so if he starts rejecting formula, don't necessarily take it as a sign that he's weaning himself. It might just be the thickness or temperature was off, so make a new batch and try again (I had to do this several times). They're also the type to act like they're weaned, but then suddenly want (and need) formula a few days later.

As for weaning him onto adult food, most ekkie breeders say you can offer them fresh chop straight away
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