On 9/11/07, Marion wrote:
> On 9/11/07, calvin wrote:
>> I am hand feeding 10 weeks olds Congo African Grey. I feed
>> him 4 times a day. He take around 30-40cc. I put some
>> adult food in there too. Can anyone tell me how long it
>> takes him to wean? Thank you.
> Weaning a Grey baby, as well as any other bird, is very
> stressful for the baby and can be for the human too!
> At ten weeks of age your baby should be on three feedings
> rather than four and working towards two per day.
> You can supply the baby with soft foods such as soaked
> pellets, chopped vegetables, cooked beans or legumes and let
> them explore the newness of the food and taste. Spray millet
> is also a good choice for them. Warm, cooked oatmeal is also
> another comforting food that they like.
> No baby should be rushed to wean and it should be at their
> own pace. You have to treat each bird as an individual bird
> and see how they are progressing.
> When you get to two feedings make sure the second feeding is
> the last for the day so that the baby will have a full crop.
> You don't want the baby to be hungry during the night.
> Best wishes, Marion.
I forgot to answer you question about when the little one
should be weaned. That is usually about 16 weeks of age.