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Old 07-31-2020, 04:58 PM
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When to introduce real foods

So Paprika is seven weeks and two days old now. Iíve had her since Monday night. I am trying to remember back from when Basil was a little guy how long we waited to introduce small amounts of real food. I have a millet spray in there with her now, and I gave her a very small chunk of birdie bread, which she did try and chewed up.

What is recommended when you start introducing her to real foods, veggies, fruits, chop and pellets? 22 years ago is a long time to try to remember.


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Re: When to introduce real foods

Sorry that your Thread has gotten missed, sadly it does happen from time to time. With this Post, it will get bumped back up on the board.

My expertise is with older Amazons /Parrots in general. But, have been around long enough to know that even with their very specific diet requirements, at seven weeks, it's time to begin solid food. Work in bits of the healthy adult diet that her species requires. As you know, keep the pellets to the light side, starting with a few crumbs in the mix.
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Re: When to introduce real foods

Well, she hatched on June 10th. She is coming up on being eight weeks old this Wednesday. She is taking 26-27ml each feeding three times a day now. I backed down from 30ml because I have introduced some pieces of birdie bread, smaller pellets (Harrisonís, nutriberries, oven fresh bites), sprouted millet and winter wheat, sprouted chickpeas, sprouted navy beans, sprouted green lentils, and some different small pieces of veggies and fruits (corn, sweet potato, peppers, rambutans, apple, carrot).

She picks through them and so far seems to try all of them. She doesnít eat a lot but I think itís good samples them.

Maybe itís a little early for her, but she hasnít had any issues and hasnít had a loss of appetite. Most importantly she is maintaining or slightly increasing her weight.


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