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Old 07-08-2011, 03:53 PM
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My Baby citron cockatoo acts like she is crying

Hi, We have had our baby Citron cockatoo for about a month now. She was weaned when we got her but she seems to cry all the time. She does eat her food but slowly. She has a deformed toe on each foot. I think that is why she eats slowly. I feed her several different things like veggies and pellets and other things. She seems fine but this crying she does. She bobs her head back and forth. She was born feb 1st. she is a little over 5 months now. She is the sweetest thing. I have a appt to take her to the vet next week. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: My Baby citron cockatoo acts like she is crying

You're already taking the advice I would give you. Hopefully it is like Bob's two vet visits.
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:43 AM
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Re: My Baby citron cockatoo acts like she is crying

weaned dosent mean she isnt still a baby. I was reading a book on falconry and they speak of young hawks taken from the nest at such a early age, (say 4 weeks or younger) that they "imprint" on humans as their parents. If this happens, the bird may start "crying" for food every time it see's its care taker, but their cries are pearcing screams that they can utter all night, if they feel the caretaker is close.

she could be doing the same thing, begging for food, in a "cute" way that we humans can handle. meaning she could be hungry and misses being treated like a baby. Or if its hard for her to eat, then she might need to have somene spoon feed her once or twice a day until she can handle going longer periods of time between feeding, or get her to a point where she can "graze" threw out the day to keep her satisfied.
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Re: My Baby citron cockatoo acts like she is crying

Sometimes birds are forced weaned so the seller can make the money faster and they cry more. My goffins cries and he is over a year old but I ended up working for the store where I bought him and she force weans them. Like babies, bird babies need to wean when they are ready. I no longer work there.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:31 AM
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Re: My Baby citron cockatoo acts like she is crying

Ouch! thats.. harsh..

well your baby may cry forever then, like a cat that still suckles on things long after it grew up.

The best thing you can do is offer her food and care when she does that, show her that your not going to force her Away from you as your the "mom" now. maybe she will stop, but if its like Apangburn, then chances are, shes never going to stop crying.
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Re: My Baby citron cockatoo acts like she is crying

That behaviour is completely normal. I've asked the vet, and he said that it will go in time, but they are still babies. Lulu my CAG is 6 month old soon and she still do it. She is fully weaned and eat all by herself, pellets, fruits and veggies. When your too does it, just ignore it or put her away from you, and try to avoid situations where she cry. It will then go over soon .

EDIT: Lulu is in no possible way force weaned.

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Re: My Baby citron cockatoo acts like she is crying

I am in no way trying to be harsh but my goffins cries and I have had him to the vet. They asked when he was hatched and when I purchased him and they said that he was weaned to early. I have tried the ignore the behavior but it mainly starts when my boys walk in the room. He is over a year old and the nicest bird on the face of the planet.

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Re: My Baby citron cockatoo acts like she is crying

I'm sure that you're just trying to help MsKitty out . What I meant was that it is not sure that she is doing that, because her bird was weaned too early. My bird was not weaned to early, and I'm 100% sure of that, but Lulu still do that behavior . Some birds are just slower than others sometime .
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:15 AM
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Re: My Baby citron cockatoo acts like she is crying

She is bobbing to be hand fed. They do the bobbing when they are hand fed. I finished hand feeding 4 medium & large parrots (1 at a time, at different times) that I had years ago. She may have regressed when she came to live with you if she was recently weaned before that. See what the vet says. I probably would have called the breeder that you got her from sooner, but going to the vet is good, then you will find out if she is underweight & healthy.
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Re: My Baby citron cockatoo acts like she is crying

Sounds like she's wanting to be fed by you, the head bobbing, is like them 'begging' for food from their mum/dad etc. Merlin is about 4 month old and when he's hungry (despite being weaned) he will still come over to me and start picking around my mouth head bobbing, asking to be fed. He has full access to his food 24/7 but sometimes he just wants to be 'hand fed'.

I just chuck him to his food dish and let him get on with it. The phase will pass, your baby is still very much a baby!
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