Re: Yellow Nape Amazon
Posted by Betty on 12/08/08
On 11/24/08, Thomas T. wrote:
> On 7/21/08, Mike wrote:
>> I have a baby Yellow Nape Amazon. I am trying to wean him
>> to pellets, but he wont eat them. he will eat green apples
>> and nothing else. He is about 13 weeks old. he is still on
>> 2 feeding a day. Is this normal? any advise is greatly
> Hi Mike
> I am a breeder of parrots and I breed 4 different kinds of
> Amazons . DYH YN BF and RL . Weaning isnt always that simple
> with amazons . You are still in early stages of weaning . The
> best thing to do right now is to give him/her soft solid foods
> . You can wet down the pellets with warm water .
> Alot of people thing that just feeding a pellet diet is enough
> for a parrot . I have read over and over again that no parrot
> should be on just a pellet diet . Most parrot cages you see
> for sale these days have 3 or 4 feed dishes . You should keep
> pellets in the cage at all times but make sure you have a dish
> with fresh foods daily , and a small amount of parrot seed .
> Good luck dont feel you need to rush the weaning . The bird
> will eat when its ready
You might want to try Feeding Feathers yahoo group and get this
bird eating the way all birds should eat. It's a great group
with great nutritious ideas about how to feed parrots. They
should be eating fresh foods, grains, sprouts, veggies/fruits.
Since you have a baby you can can him to eat right from the
beginning. Pellets are just not good enough. I know it's the
easy way, but not good.