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Old 03-26-2020, 05:18 AM
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HI everyone

As many of you guys suggested to go for a IRN chick 3 months old, I have got that few days back and things are pretty decent. He comes out of his cage by himself and goes inside. Always respond to whistle. Likes to sleep on my lap. Eats from my hand.

Few things I would like to learn are:

1. At what age I should start training and giving treat like sun flower seed.

2. He prefer to eat from my hand but now he thinks my hand as an edible lol. Whenever I bring my hand near him, he tries to bite it. Once or twice I twisted my finger a little then he started fearing my hand. What should I do about that.

3. How do I indulge him to play with me? His only interest is to eat and sleep.

4. He does not like to stay on my palm or finger. He jumps from it. What to do about that.

5. Sometimes he hides below the cage.

6. I am feeding him soft food now. Very little qty of banana. Bread & rusk after soaking in water. Gave boiled lentils once or twice and boiled potato once. What else should I feed him to complete his nutrition needs.

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Look the o ly thing I can recommend is a commercial baby bird formula for parrots.
Proper nutrition at this age is vital!!!

You can create a nutritional baby food on your own ! You can not meet vitamin and minerals and micronutrients, fats, protein on your own!

Please get a formula for baby parrots, and wean by abundance.
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Re: Newbie Of Ringneck

Didn't people advise the opposite? To NOT get a chick that isn't fully weaned yet and eating on it's own. And yes, please do get a formula, what you wrote is not a proper nutrition for them! He's just a baby still you can't expect much from him. Besides, IRNs aren't quite the birds who want to sit on your finger and play with you. They prefer exploring things around and they come to you when they want to. And I believe for such young bird it's not strange to bite fingers. When our first came she was fully weaned and eating on her own but she would still bite fingers when we gave her food for some time. Over time she learned not to bite when there's food in fingers. She'll take even tiniest seed without biting.
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