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Weaning


A beautiful Emerald Green Vosmeari Eclectus male bred at ParrotcareOnce your baby parrot has reached this stage the job is almost complete. The most amazing stories have been heard about weaning but at PARROTCARE there have never been any major problems weaning the baby parrot onto hard food. I am now of the firm belief that weaning onto a formulated complete diet or pellet is the easiest and most successful way of weaning the baby parrot.

The colourful nature of the pellets and their crunchiness appears to attract the baby and although this starts as play it soon ends up with the bird being fully weaned. It is possible to buy interim or weaning diets that are produced for that express purpose. You can not starve a baby parrot into submission when it comes to becoming independent.

At PARROTCARE we continue to feed the baby until it no longer requires the food from either a psychological or nutritional standpoint. By simply feeling the bird's crop it is possible to establish whether it is feeding correctly. Over the past 20 years we have tried every weaning trick available. Lorys are by far the easiest of all parrots to wean. The weaning process can take as little as one day as food is consumed in liquid form, merely introducing the lory to the liquid diet warmed up is sufficient. It is often a good idea to put the spoon in the nectar and the bird is clever enough to put two and two together and realise that simply playing about the spoon is sufficient to encourage eating and drinking.

THE TEXT ABOVE IS FROM "PARROT INCUBATION PROCEDURE AND HAND FEEDING" A PARROTCARE PUBLICATION FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

 
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