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Old 09-11-2018, 12:57 AM
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Re: Toe-Tapping, Need Support/Advice

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Although it doesn't appear that his diet is high in protein, too much protein can contribute to toe tapping. If he's getting any nuts at all, remove them from his diet.
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Re: Toe-Tapping, Need Support/Advice

Hi, Stephen. Sorry about slow response. I've been away.
I was giving Oscar Paradise pellets, which are made here in Australia for eclectus, but I counted thirteen added vitamins on the back of the pack!
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Re: Toe-Tapping, Need Support/Advice

It's been a while, so just an update! His toe-tapping has stopped as we're still doing the elimination diet. At this point, it's likely cantaloupe/rock melon (I just realised I had completely forgotten the name cantaloupe and was accidentally calling it honeydew instead - been away from the US too long!) or starfruit.

He does get tiny almond chips (we break up almond slices into small pieces, almost watermelon seed size, to avoid fatty liver issues) as treats. He had been doing quite a bit of training, but luckily, no toe-tapping. I'm just trying to make sure we also balance his treat eating with enough exercise.

His digestive problems seem gone completely Now it's just the time-consuming trial and error with food. But I'm glad he's healthy. Hopefully in a week or two, a blood test will give us a good baseline!
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Re: Toe-Tapping, Need Support/Advice

Quote: Originally Posted by Keatz View Post
Hi, Stephen. Sorry about slow response. I've been away.
I was giving Oscar Paradise pellets, which are made here in Australia for eclectus, but I counted thirteen added vitamins on the back of the pack!
Thirteen?!? Geez! It kills me how many companies market their foods as eclectus friendly when they are anything but. Ridiculous. Glad you learned the truth.

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It's been a while, so just an update! His toe-tapping has stopped as we're still doing the elimination diet. At this point, it's likely cantaloupe/rock melon (I just realised I had completely forgotten the name cantaloupe and was accidentally calling it honeydew instead - been away from the US too long!) or starfruit.

He does get tiny almond chips (we break up almond slices into small pieces, almost watermelon seed size, to avoid fatty liver issues) as treats. He had been doing quite a bit of training, but luckily, no toe-tapping. I'm just trying to make sure we also balance his treat eating with enough exercise.

His digestive problems seem gone completely Now it's just the time-consuming trial and error with food. But I'm glad he's healthy. Hopefully in a week or two, a blood test will give us a good baseline!
Remember that it can also be the combination of cantaloupe and starfruit, or either of those with something else that shares common attributes.... or even one one of the foods already eliminated as a potential culprit combined with any of the others. The possibilities multiply when considering combinations, but I mention this in case neither of the two foods left prove definitively to be the cause.

Looking forward to seeing the results of his blood test. So happy about this update! It's wonderful that he's still not tapping or flipping!
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