Re: HELP!! Congo African Grey
Posted by Troy Williams on 9/29/07
On 9/11/07, calvin wrote:
> 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.
> Hi Marion.
> 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