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Old 01-12-2019, 02:34 PM
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Re: Molting 20mo ekkie wants formula

Ha Ha, he's getting to be a big boy!!! How's he doing, everything going okay? I was wondering how Cairo was doing anyway since his sudden and mysterious "illness", it's always a worry when they get so sick and you never really know what caused it...

I weighed Kane yesterday morning (I do it every Tuesday and Friday) and he had suddenly gained 29 grams!!! My CAV had to remind me that the larger the bird, the larger their droppings, and that they can actually lose a good 15-20g in one morning poop!!!
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:58 PM
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Re: Molting 20mo ekkie wants formula

He's doing great again - not actively dropping feathers, so he's not asking for extra food or formula. I anticipate that'll change roughly next week when he'll probably drop some more feathers again. So he's back to eating normal 2-3 meals with his poop looking good again. Went back to 410-ish, but am not too concerned since his normal range is 380-420. He has his set mealtimes but if he ever asks for more food, we always give.

With your suggestion, I just added in brinjal and curry leaves to his chop - he's not too impressed by the brinjal (I don't blame him, since it's not my favourite either), but it adds diversity to his chop and so far no toe-tapping, so we're good

I guess one good thing out of his illness was getting that bag of formula. At least I feel like now I have a few more tools to help him whenever he needs.
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