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Old 03-29-2020, 03:48 AM
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Exclamation 6 week old Lovebird - need urgent help

Two days ago, I got a lovebird that the owner says is 6 weeks old. He said that it was off the formula, and gave me a bag of Zupreem pellets to feed it (image attached). The bird eats very well, and is learning how to use the bottle but we have a small dish of water as well. However, it seems to nap a lot, and cannot jump yet to perch. My questions are,
1) Are feeding the pellets alone fine? I read that they could die of malnutrition, please help me see if the ingredients are suitable for her.
2) Is it normal for the lovebird to sleep so much? It tends to yawn as well. When I take it out, after a while being on my hand it will close its eyes.
3) How old do you think my lovebird is? The outer feathers are grown, but upon lifting the wing there is still skin and also hasn't grown in the neck regions. (I attached pictures)
4) Any other tips? I have a much older lovebird as well.
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:57 AM
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Re: 6 week old Lovebird - need urgent help

Hello ioniemeow,

Welcome to the PFs, glad you joined us.

No you cannot feed only pellets. They need vegetables, fruits, grains etc.
Please read the link below. Baby birds do sleep a lot, but you need to get him to eat fresh food ASAP. Managing a larger cage and perches do take some time as well.

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