Re: HELP!! Congo African Grey
Posted by calvin on 9/11/07
On 9/11/07, Marion wrote:
> 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.
I will do that. Everytime he see me scross by. He always crying
for food. I will try to feed them 3 times a day. Thank you so