weaning

  1. BrunoBird

    Need Weaning Advice - 4 month GCC

    Hi everyone! I am a new parrot parent and we just brought home our 4-month-old GCC Bruno 3 days ago. The breeder went ahead and sent him home with us because he is "just about weaned" and he drip-fed well for me when I visited him there. Right now I am offering him feedings twice a day and he is...
  2. S

    The Dangers of Stunting in Handfed Psittacines

    I think this is a great link for anyone looking to raise chicks - Maybe Admins can turn it into a sticky...
  3. G

    Age to start weaning macaw?

    Hello, I've read a lot about weaning, in this forum and on internet. But due to this post and specially of this comment of SilverSage, saying to start to offer weaning food to a 3 weeks old cockatiel. (At the begining I though It was a cockatoo) "You should be offering weaning foods. Fresh...
  4. B

    8 weeks old conure

    Hi everybody, I am surprisingly new to this forum, and I say so because I have been the proud owner of a cockatiel for 6 years without being aware of your existence :52: I seriously need some advice and a friend suggested me this forum. Two days ago our family acquired a new member in the form...
  5. I

    wean my alaxendrine

    I have Alexandrine parrot of 3.5 months.After the kaytee feed i was giving him mashed fruits and vegetables like banana,apple,sweet potato,carrot and cucumber.He was eating all this by my hand till today. Today when i tried to feed the same he is not eating it. Any suggestions to which other...
  6. C

    Pink and Grey Galah HELP!

    Hi everyone! I bought a pink and grey galah baby 6 days ago. His about 11-12 weeks old and is still spoon fed twice a day, he keep making these weird noises around me 24/7 is he starving or just acting like a baby I don’t know what to do the Breeder wasn’t very helpful I have no clue when to...
  7. G

    HELP with WILD fledgling Red-headed Amazon

    Hello All I am new here. I am the founder/director of Environmental Nonprofit Planet Rehab. We do a lot of Rescue work and will be shortly moving to Panama (Bocas del Toro) to work with protecting Endangered Species. SOOO - yesterday I got a call about an injured parrot at a Retirement...
  8. PenClem

    Weaning babies and wing-clipping questions for the masses

    Howdy everyone! I was reading through some threads the other day and kind of got lost in them for awhile. Now I can't recall where I read this, but saw that folks in the Netherlands are considered to have vastly superior practices with regard to weaning baby birds than, say, Americans and their...
  9. D

    Need a little guidance.. Please

    Hello, my wife and I are relatively new bird parents. We adopted a Severe Macaw about a year ago and he has been doing very well. We have just added a new baby to our flock, an Congo African Grey we call Chilee. We acquired him from a local breeder who has loads of excellent reviews, fives...
  10. S

    The problematic weaning of a macaw

    Hi parrot lovers, I'm a miserable owner of a 5 months old scarlet macaw, Amon, living in Skopje, Macedonia. Please, read this part, before you decide to snap at me for not leaving the job of weaning, for an experienced person: My bird was supposed to be imported, and fully taken care of by a...
  11. S

    Baby Blue& Gold Update - 3 months

    So Shorty is 11 1/2 weeks. Almost 3 months :bounce3:. He is getting way more active and polite. He used to make a bunch of noise while i got his food ready now he just plays around or follows me while i mix his formula. He loves his flight suit & is very patient while i put it on and even lifts...
  12. S

    Help Hand Raising 8 week Blue & Gold Macaw

    Hi! I thought i would take a moment and introduce myself, I'm Montana & i have a new baby Blue & Gold Macaw. This is my first macaw but not my first time hand feeding. I used to raise ducklings and fostered a 5 year old african grey for about 6 months. I'm super excited about my baby!! His name...
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    Hand Raising 8 week Blue & Gold Macaw

    Hi! I thought i would take a moment and introduce myself, I'm Montana & i have a new baby Blue & Gold Macaw. This is my first macaw but not my first time hand feeding. I used to raise ducklings and fostered a 5 year old african grey for about 6 months. I'm super excited about my baby!! His name...
  14. M

    Squawking 4 Month Male (Maybe weanted too early)

    Hi! So I will try to keep this concise. I grew up with birds (Quakers and African Grey), but its been many years. I am new to the Eclectus breed. I was looking to adopt a bird here in UAE (Abu Dhabi, I'm an American expat), but couldn't find any and then I saw this adorable Ekkie in a pet souq...
  15. P

    Is this Normal Conure Behavior?

    Recently got my Jenday Conure boy, Tempest, from a parrot specialty store. They claimed he was handfed, and I do believe he was, but I'm wondering if he was force weaned. He hatched May 3rd, and was considered weaned on July 16th, that seems a little quick. I feel like I see most Jendays weaning...
  16. R

    Question about weaning age

    Can weaning ages vary? I'm 99% positive that NO TWO BIRDS are the same, and I'm getting some grief from people on a parrot facebook group about my new bird. I brought home my new kakariki last night. She will be 6 weeks old in 2 days. The breeder was raising her and weaning her for me and...
  17. C

    Can a parrot be "hand fed tame" if I start hand feeding formula at weaning stage?

    Can a parrot be "hand fed tame" if I start hand feeding formula at weaning stage? I've read that there are two stages to hand feeding parrots: 1) newborn hand feeding - which is separating them after certain number of days and feeding them formula. 2) weaning hand feeding - After they start...
  18. N

    Question regarding 9 month Harlequin Macaw

    I haven't been on here for a bit so first here is a quick update on Raiden, I found out he is a she. She's grown up quite a bit since my last post. It seems her feathers have changed colors a bit, she used to be green on her head and back and now is more of an orange green mix (I guess their...
  19. C

    New Owner of two cockatiels!!! help!!!

    Hi everyone, Approximately three months ago i bought my cockatiel "Cutey" who i thinkkk is female from what the avian vet told me - she just speculated. She is 10 months old with grey with a yellow crest and faded orange cheeks. Today i bought another cockatiel i called "Ashes" who is grey all...
  20. N

    Raiden's growing up...

    Hello, you guys had helped me a while back with Raiden, but I had some more questions. He or she is currently 84 days old (12 weeks) today and I am aware that this is around the time they start weaning and trying to fly. I was wondering, how much am I supposed to feed him because he won't take...
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