- Aug 18, 2021
- Blue Fronted Amazon and Double Yellow Headed Amazon
Rico, our double yellow we got in January has always been a SUPER picky eater. When we got him they said he would eat fruits and veggies but we found that to not be true. He picks at it and will only eat apples and grapes which is not good and we have found out can cause him to lose weight due to pooping too much. I think we entertained this rather than knowing he shouldn't have much of these two fruits. He picks at his pellets and eats some of those, doesn't get seed. They were giving him peanuts at times which of course we don't know how much. Now we took him to the vet again which normally only does a basis checkup, 6 months later and he last lost a good deal of weight (currently at 431 grams) although he doesn't show it. I have a feeling it's because he isn't eating chop like he should and just picks what he wants. We are going to try different methods of feeding chop but does anyone have any ideas? He's a pretty non excitable bird and has been since we got him lol. He sits on his cage door like an eagle and doesn't roam. We could leave him out all day and I'd bet he'd be in the same spot or in his cage. He acts normal, doesn't seem sick, isn't lathargic, he's still eating but just doesn't eat like he should. Any ideas would GREATLY help! We haven't had any tests done yet. I really think we are missing something with his eating but we are concerned.