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Baby Advice - Spoon Feeding


Most purchasers immediate contact with a baby parrot is generally via a Pet Shop. It is much more likely that your average baby parrot purchaser is going to come into contact with the local Pet Shop than the actual parrot breeder.

The question worth asking at this early stage is the method by which the parrot has been hand reared, was it via a syringe and tube or the spoon fed method? This may seem relatively trivial, but it is an important area where the young parrot has had greater contact with the hand rearer if food has been administered via a spoon. In addition to that the bird has had the opportunity to taste the food as it is consumed. Via the tube method food is injected directly into the crop and it is a method which we have never indulged in or found acceptable and having always adopted the method of hand rearing via a spoon. This is a much lengthier way of hand rearing a baby parrot, but ensures that human contact is regularly achieved.

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