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Re: HELP!! Congo African Grey

Posted by Marion on 9/11/07
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    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.
    > Calvin,
    > 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.