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Old 09-20-2019, 01:16 PM
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Re: should I stop hand feeding?

At that age a cockatiel should be eating completely on its own. I've never heard of one taking this long - 2-3 months is more typical.

Maybe some more background info would be helpful. How long have you been feeding this baby? Where did you get him? Have you been weighing him regularly? How much does he weight? Abundance weaning is good (like you are doing) but at this age they should be on their own totally. Maybe he has stunted growth?

Has he ever been to a vet (avian or exotics)? Can he perch and fly normally? Have you offered him foodsd to try to eat on his own? What are you offering?
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