Post: Weaning onto no seed?
Posted by Angela on 5/18/06
Hi, I am handfeeding a BFA right now and he will remain a
pet with us. I got him from a great breeder friend of mine
and she had mentioned how prone to fatty liver amazons can
be and to limit seed. I had planned to basically wean it
onto fresh and pellet and not offer any seed during the
weaning period so that he won't get to be a seed junkie. I
do feel that some seed is so important for birds,
especially so they can forage a bit for their food...I just
don't know how much is too much. I'd love some tips on how
to integrate seed without eliminating the other goodies.
The pellets I feed my Timneh are also listed as good for
Amazons. They are Zupreem Natural fortified with
vit/minerals especially for greys, zons, eclectus and a few
others in that category. I do allow my Timneh access to a
few Nutriberries a day and a mix of seed, nut and dried
fruit every day along with pellets and something fresh.
Even he would prefer to only eat the goodies so I only give
the seed mix after he's eaten fresh and pellet....if I did
the same thing with my Zon, would there be more likely a
problem? I just don't want to ruin him LOL Unlike a rescue
who is older, I'll only have myself to blame if he is not a
good eater. :) BTW He will be one month tomorrow so we are
still a while before he'll be getting real foods.
Posts on this thread, including this one
Weaning onto no seed?, 5/18/06, by Angela. Re: Weaning onto no seed?, 5/19/06, by Andie.