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Old 06-22-2011, 11:41 AM
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Hi, im new to this forum i have a GCC conure that i have had for about a year now, but im still a little puzzled as to what to feed him. I took him to the vet, and the vet told me that he was under weight, & that i had to feed him more veggies and less fruits. The thing is that he wont have any veggies besides carrots, he loves strawberries, apple, banana, walnuts, almonds,he also has a cuttle bone in cage & he has a regular diet of pellet food. Is there anything that i can do different? And im pretty sure that his feather banding is also due to lack of proper nutrition
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Re: What should i feed my GCC?

To get him to try more veggies, you can try eating them in front of him. If he sees you eating something, he may want some too!
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Re: What should i feed my GCC?

How much does your bird weith? My cricket only weighs in at 62 - 64 gms. It is good to have a bird scale so you can tell if there is wt. loss.
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Re: What should i feed my GCC?

I have actually done the eating in front of him,its a great suggestion and it kinda worked, he tried the spinach and he kind of liked it, i think he would probably eat more than just a bite of it if he didnt have so much to choose from. And he weighs 67gms, my vet told me to give him monkey chow, idk but that sounds crazy lol.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:15 PM
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Re: What should i feed my GCC?

He should have a pellet and veggie/fruit diet. He can also eat some HEALTHY human food.
By "feather banding" do you mean stress bars on him, like these? http://forums.avianavenue.com/attach...feather-2-.jpg
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Re: What should i feed my GCC?

My vet suggested nub Nutri-Berries, if I was unable to get Bob to eat heathier.
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Re: What should i feed my GCC?

I have to stress that Conures do need a small amount of healthy seeds as well. Conures do eat seeds in the wild and even though in captivity they are much less active than in the wild, they still need to have some in their diet. Sprouted seeds are great! Have you tried sprouting????
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Re: What should i feed my GCC?

Here is an example of what I fed Loco this morning, he's got a smorgasbord!



He's got a sprout/seed mix which has been soaked, apple, capsicum (bell pepper) carrot and peas.

He also has another feeder with pellets all the time for him to snack on.

He was fussy at first but give your bird time. Bring him to the dinner table and he'll want everything you have, Loco sure does

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Old 06-23-2011, 11:13 AM
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Re: What should i feed my GCC?

yes, stress bars is what i meant i hope he's ok i dont even know why or how birds get those but he doesnt have much his feathers are mostly even. I give him nutriberries and he really likes those, and im definitely going to try to feed Louig the way Loco is being fed, that sure looks like a delicious dish. Thank you to everyone that posted a reply, sure helped alot
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Oh ya and btw what are sprouts? i havent tried that.
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