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Re: Yellow Nape Amazon

Posted by Thomas T. on 11/24/08
(5) Comments

    On 7/21/08, Mike wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I have a baby Yellow Nape Amazon. I am trying to wean him
    > to pellets, but he wont eat them. he will eat green apples
    > and nothing else. He is about 13 weeks old. he is still on
    > 2 feeding a day. Is this normal? any advise is greatly
    > appreciated!!!!!!

    Hi Mike

    I am a breeder of parrots and I breed 4 different kinds of
    Amazons . DYH YN BF and RL . Weaning isnt always that simple
    with amazons . You are still in early stages of weaning . The
    best thing to do right now is to give him/her soft solid foods
    . You can wet down the pellets with warm water .
    Alot of people thing that just feeding a pellet diet is enough
    for a parrot . I have read over and over again that no parrot
    should be on just a pellet diet . Most parrot cages you see
    for sale these days have 3 or 4 feed dishes . You should keep
    pellets in the cage at all times but make sure you have a dish
    with fresh foods daily , and a small amount of parrot seed .

    Good luck dont feel you need to rush the weaning . The bird
    will eat when its ready