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Old 05-24-2020, 07:28 AM
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Help! Jardine still want to handfeeding

I have Jardine, now he is 6 Mounts old but he doesnt want to eat independently. He will be very noisy when his mealtime in the morning and evening. If I dont feed him he will keep scream all the time until i feed him. Is it normal?

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Old 05-24-2020, 09:03 AM
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Re: Help! Jardine still want to handfeeding

I don't know what you mean, bad English? It is fine!

Are you still handfeeding him formula then?

Have you tried feeding him mashed sweet potatoes? You can always add in some banana, mango, steamed carrots or other foods as well.


He may simply want the comfort of beign fed. Likewise, do you have a vet you can take him to to ensure he's healthy?
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Re: Help! Jardine still want to handfeeding

Quote: Originally Posted by MonicaMc View Post
I don't know what you mean, bad English? It is fine!

Are you still handfeeding him formula then?

Have you tried feeding him mashed sweet potatoes? You can always add in some banana, mango, steamed carrots or other foods as well.


He may simply want the comfort of beign fed. Likewise, do you have a vet you can take him to to ensure he's healthy?


Yes I Still Handfeeding him formula, because he doesnt want to eat other solid food like seed or any pellets even veggie. I dont know what must to do to teach him to eat solid food
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Re: Help! Jardine still want to handfeeding

Every parrot is an individual. He will eventually wean himself off of formula and start eating solids when he is ready. That is called abundance weaning, and is the preferred way to wean a chick or a youngling. Keep offering solid foods , he will eventually try them.

If fact its a good idea to offer formula once in awhile to the parrot even as he is an adult, becasue if you ever need to administer medicine orally, you can mix it with a small amount of formula and know the bird got the full dose.
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Re: Help! Jardine still want to handfeeding

Have you tried sprouted or soaked seeds?

Any pellets that you can get a hold of?

What about a variety of vegetables?
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Re: Help! Jardine still want to handfeeding

Look up abundance weening and let him move at his own speed, while providing tasty/safe alternatives.
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