> You are correct that your bird is receiving adequate hydration
> the hand feeding formula.
> While you are weaning the bird, he will eventually try water along
> with the new foods he's trying. Birds are smart. They know what
> water is and when they feel they need it. Offer it but don't
> if he's not taking it and you are still hand feeding.
> Michael L
Jennifer, just wanted to add that as you offer fresh vegetables and
fruits, the baby will be taking in water from those foods as well.
When we weaned a Greenwing for a friend, I used to also soak weaning
pellets in addition to the foods we offered. I can honestly say, it
wasn't very often that I saw that baby actually drinking water
before it left us at 16wks (not fully weaned)