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havergara 05-29-2011 07:52 PM

How long should i hand fed my 3 months old BLUE-NAPED PARROT?
 
how long should i hand feed my blue-naped parrots?

they are 3 months old...

havergara 05-29-2011 07:59 PM

Re: How long should i hand fed my 3 months old BLUE-NAPED PARROT?
 

Garnet 05-29-2011 07:59 PM

Re: How long should i hand fed my 3 months old BLUE-NAPED PARROT?
 
Every bird is different and wean at different ages. Are you already offering soft foods and providing water in their cages? If they are 12 weeks old, they should be eating on their own some, but sometimes they will take as long as 16 weeks. It all depends on the birds willingness to actually eat on their own. Some like to remain babies while others prefer independence. I'd just keep feeding them handfeeding formula and offering them a varied diet of soft foods. Since baby birds are curious about everything, they should experiment with anything you place in their cage, once they decide they like the taste of something make sure you offer it in abundance until they decide it is time to eat a normal amazon diet.

Pedro 05-30-2011 12:33 AM

Re: How long should i hand fed my 3 months old BLUE-NAPED PARROT?
 
By the looks of your 2 babies they are not anywhere near 3 months old. The youngest one looks about 8 weeks & the older one about 9 weeks. So should be on 3 feeds a day & as posted in your other post the reason the 2 birds have different size crops is because one is bigger & older than the other.

If all goes well & you start to offer them soft foods in their cage they should be fully weaned by 4 months old. But for now you will have to feed the formula 3 times a day.

When they start to fledge in a few weeks they will start to refuse to eat much formula, that is the time to start cutting down a feed, usually the lunch feed but offer fruit & veggies, sprouts & maybe some pellets & a tiny bit of dry seed. You just have to do it slowly but usually the baby will let you know when it doesn't want rearing food anymore.

MikeyTN 05-30-2011 12:54 AM

Re: How long should i hand fed my 3 months old BLUE-NAPED PARROT?
 
Listen to the previous two postings!!!!

I do have to ask, why are you keeping them in a tiny little parakeet cage??? With two big birds like that and with one of them being younger, I really do think you should be keeping them in a 29g or bigger aquarium as they are not ready for a cage yet.

Conurekidd 05-30-2011 12:33 PM

Re: How long should i hand fed my 3 months old BLUE-NAPED PARROT?
 
You should really google the dangers of purchasing and selling unweaned birds.
It's a horriable thing to do. Just google it and read some. Hopefull this will change your mind on ever buyin an unweaned baby. As well everyone else should.

Conurekidd 05-30-2011 12:37 PM

Re: How long should i hand fed my 3 months old BLUE-NAPED PARROT?
 
parrot, abbreviations, aerobics, un-weaned, ghana, cameroon, angola, shoulder, temperament, talking
Scroll to dangers of buying unweaned parrots

Unweaned baby parrots are cute, but should you buy one?

Pedro 05-30-2011 02:07 PM

Re: How long should i hand fed my 3 months old BLUE-NAPED PARROT?
 
Although this forum doesn't support the selling or buying of young unweaned parrots to the inexperienced. It's a fact of life & is going on all over the world. It's i practice i HATE but that said you can't shut the gate after the horse has bolted so we have to do our best to help these people that find themselves in this situation.

I am hoping that the OP will do everything right to raise these 2 chicks to be strong & healthy.

havergara 05-30-2011 10:41 PM

Re: How long should i hand fed my 3 months old BLUE-NAPED PARROT?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pedro (Post 79659)
Although this forum doesn't support the selling or buying of young unweaned parrots to the inexperienced. It's a fact of life & is going on all over the world. It's i practice i HATE but that said you can't shut the gate after the horse has bolted so we have to do our best to help these people that find themselves in this situation.

I am hoping that the OP will do everything right to raise these 2 chicks to be strong & healthy.

yes, exactly.. that is what i am doing..

that is why i am HERE ASKING because i am interested to take care of them..

do you guys think those who are already pro in hand rearing chicks did not started like me before?

with no idea about doing what they do but they know they want it to?


do you think they already knew by nature how to raise one? well if they were raised by birds i bet they do..

so please..

i am just asking, i know the dangers, but i am interested.. and i am willing to do it, i have dedication in what i do...

havergara 05-30-2011 10:52 PM

Re: How long should i hand fed my 3 months old BLUE-NAPED PARROT?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pedro (Post 79568)
By the looks of your 2 babies they are not anywhere near 3 months old. The youngest one looks about 8 weeks & the older one about 9 weeks. So should be on 3 feeds a day & as posted in your other post the reason the 2 birds have different size crops is because one is bigger & older than the other.

If all goes well & you start to offer them soft foods in their cage they should be fully weaned by 4 months old. But for now you will have to feed the formula 3 times a day.

When they start to fledge in a few weeks they will start to refuse to eat much formula, that is the time to start cutting down a feed, usually the lunch feed but offer fruit & veggies, sprouts & maybe some pellets & a tiny bit of dry seed. You just have to do it slowly but usually the baby will let you know when it doesn't want rearing food anymore.


thank you very much for the information, i will do what you said..

i am feeding them 15cc of formula and check it every now and then if their crop is empty.. if their crop is already empty, that's my cue in feeding them again... sometimes they even eat more than 3 times a day will that be okay?


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