Re: Weaning and Potty Training
Posted by Debbie on 2/13/06
Congrads on the new baby. I have hand raised cockatiels,
parakeets and the smaller conures before and I am now
waiting for my senegals and TAG's to be old enough to breed.
I am ready for the little bit bigger birds and hopefully it
will be this year.
I got my babies to eat baby food mixed up with some finch
seed after they got use to eating baby food off of a spoon
at about 5-6 weeks plus the regular syringe feedings. I also
gave them veggies on a paper towel plus seed once in a while
to get them used to eating different foods. The older they
got the more I started feeding them veggies before their
food and they picked up on that quicker than I thought they
For potty training I use a wicker basket with a handle
(natural because they will chew on it and one that wont tip
easy) I can hang a toy on and carry it from room to room to
have them by me but not getting pooped on as much. I have
paper towels in the bottom for the potty area and just take
the birds off of my shoulder every little bit and put them
up on the handle. I tell them to be a good bird especially
if and when they do go. Some birds are easier than others so
it might take some time.
Hope this helps a little.
If I can help with any questions just e-me.
On 2/09/06, Sherry wrote:
> Well, I brought my Red-Belly home last Saturday. The dog
> and cat want nothing to do with him! The dog is starting
> to come around. The bird, Johnnie, is 9 weeks old. I'm
> hand-feeding him twice a day. At what point do you think
> he will drop the morning feeding? When should he be fully
> weaned? He is a very sweet bird. Also - can you give me
> some tips on potty training? Thanks!