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Old 03-30-2016, 07:25 AM
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I do measure mine every day. They get fresh food in the morning - 2/3 of a cup for the female and 2/3 + for the male. Usually his is all gone by the end of the day and she usually has a little left but it appears to have been squished by the beak in some way or another. There are some days that he doesn't finish all of his. In the afternoon they get fruit (a couple of slices) or large seeds, (a coffee scoop full [you know the scoops that used to come in the coffee cans - NOT the coffee]).

I have busy/bad days. Then they get 1/2 - 1/3 cup of seeds and some Harvest Gourmet blend.

I have given them pellets and they don't eat them but I still try.

Chris-Md has a great point. Don't over think this. It's too bad that the Eclectus have such a bad rap about their diet because they are the sweetest bird I have and I have a lot.
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I've not really had a problem with feeding Venus, except when I brought her home, she wouldn't eat fresh food. She had been on a seed diet so I worked with her and switched it up. Venus also was deficient in vitamin A so I incorporate colorful, high in vitamin A foods like carrot, sweet potato, and red pepper. To get her to eat the good stuff, Stephen suggested grating so for those items she's fickle about, I grate them like carrot. It sticks to the other food so she ends up eating it. Another trick I use is my cup. If she's being difficult, I'll put her food in a coffee cup, with a spoon (she loves spoons), and she will come to me to see what I've got. Then climb on the cup and go to town. It never fails, she eats! I give her 1/2 cup in the morning, and in the evening around 5p. She gets snacks like an almond, nutraberry, or another fresh veg or fruit combo.
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Re: So..you think you want an Eclectus.

I am going to be getting a 12 week old in 5-6 weeks you say 1/2 cup and 1/3 cup is that in cup measures? as i do have these or you on about the food dishes/pots in the cages.
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I am going to be getting a 12 week old in 5-6 weeks you say 1/2 cup and 1/3 cup is that in cup measures? as i do have these or you on about the food dishes/pots in the cages.


I used a conversion table and 1/2 c is about 118 ml, and 1/3 c is just under 79 ml. I hope that helps.
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I am going to be getting a 12 week old in 5-6 weeks you say 1/2 cup and 1/3 cup is that in cup measures? as i do have these or you on about the food dishes/pots in the cages.


I used a conversion table and 1/2 c is about 118 ml, and 1/3 c is just under 79 ml. I hope that helps.
Thanks for that very helpful : )
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Re: So..you think you want an Eclectus.

I thought I wanted an Ekkie too, but would up with a Blue Crown Conure 28 years old. Sweetest, most cuddly bird on the planet.
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