African grey baby weight dropping!

Mammad

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hi,
my African grey baby (Leo) was between 485g to 505g at the age of 10 to 12 weeks old, i reached to hand feeding to 2 times a day and now (15 weeks old) he doesn't like to be hand fed AT ALL and he eats very little soft and hard food by him self, he is very active, flying around the house all day long and his very happy with it, but i was shocked when i saw his weight today 423g :(
i soak for him pellets, give him steamed vegetables and boiled Chickpeas, changing his food 2 times a day and has mix seeds all day.
two to three times a week cut for him mix fruits, he looks like he is eating even thought not that much, should i be concerned?

some videos
[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO_a2bK3e64"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO_a2bK3e64[/ame]
[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQKSCFiBf-A"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQKSCFiBf-A[/ame]
 
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noodles123

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Those videos are adorable and so is your (presumably) son!



Personally, I would be concerned as babies should be gaining-- not dropping. Do you have an avian vet at your disposal? I know they are hard to find in some areas.
 

noodles123

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were you weighing before feedings when you got those numbers? The formula itself does have a weight.
 
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Those videos are adorable and so is your (presumably) son!



Personally, I would be concerned as babies should be gaining-- not dropping. Do you have an avian vet at your disposal? I know they are hard to find in some areas.

Thanks , and yes his my son :)
There is no sign of illness, its only that he either wants to play or fly and he feels there is no time for eating….
 
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Mammad

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were you weighing before feedings when you got those numbers? The formula itself does have a weight.

I usually put him on the scale early morning before feeding him
 

noodles123

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I'm still worried about the weight drop unless you know why-- I know he seems fine, so it's tricky, but if it were me, I'd be looking to get a doctor's opinion (not trying to stress you out- it's just not typical as far as I am aware).
 

Laurasea

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That is a huge weight loss. Do not mess around, get him checked out by an avian veterinarian right away this week!

Even though weaning/fledged birds can drop weight in this range i would take zero chances. Young hand raised birds very easily can pick up a bacteria or yeast infection. Its also a tricky time in their immune development. Better safe than sorry

Burds hide being sick, so it doesn't matter if he act normal ect. Something is up. This is to big a weight loss.
 
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