Posted by John on 12/14/05
On 12/13/05, Michael L wrote:
> On 12/13/05, John wrote:
>> Just bought a month old Senegal today. Was told will be
>> able to pick up bird at end of January. At what age do they
>> This looks to me about 10 weeks. Does this sound right?
> Congratulations John on your new addition.
> You will get various and conflicting opinions as to the time
> frame any baby bird will be weaned.
> First and foremost, it is up to the individual bird when it
> decides it is weaned. If done properly, the term is know
> as "abundance weaning."
> Ten weeks is very early if you ask me. I find most of the
> Poicephalus don't even begin to wean until they are at least
> 12-15 weeks. Some take even longer.
> If you purchased a bird from a store that's hand feeding, I'm
> not surprised that they would tell you ten weeks. If from a
> breeder, I would have a more in-depth discussion with this
> Michael L
Thanks for your input. I bought the bird from an all Bird
store called Parrot Kingdom in Sunrise Florida.
I think he is also a breeder. The place was not to big but
clean and the birds seem to be well taken care of.
Thanks again .