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Re: Water

Posted by KarenH on 2/09/06
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    I raise TAGs and I offer them water when they're around 10 weeks old. They
    usually take their first bath at around 11 weeks and wean at around 12-15

    I think Sue has no idea what she's is talking about and is a troll, don't
    pay any attention to the troll.


    On 2/08/06, Jennifer wrote:
    > Yes
    > That's what I'm doing myself. I give him weaning pellets (soaked) in
    > addition to his formula. He loves those things...;)
    > On 2/08/06, MKay wrote:
    >>> Jennifer,
    >>> You are correct that your bird is receiving adequate hydration
    >> from
    >>> the hand feeding formula.
    >>> While you are weaning the bird, he will eventually try water along
    >>> with the new foods he's trying. Birds are smart. They know what
    >>> water is and when they feel they need it. Offer it but don't
    >> worry
    >>> if he's not taking it and you are still hand feeding.
    >>> Michael L
    >> Jennifer, just wanted to add that as you offer fresh vegetables and
    >> fruits, the baby will be taking in water from those foods as well.
    >> When we weaned a Greenwing for a friend, I used to also soak weaning
    >> pellets in addition to the foods we offered. I can honestly say, it
    >> wasn't very often that I saw that baby actually drinking water
    >> before it left us at 16wks (not fully weaned)