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Re: HELP!! Congo African Grey

Posted by Troy Williams on 9/29/07
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    Thirteen weeks..

    On 9/11/07, calvin wrote:
    > On 9/11/07, Marion wrote:
    >> 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.
    > Hi Marion.
    > I will do that. Everytime he see me scross by. He always crying
    > for food. I will try to feed them 3 times a day. Thank you so
    > much.
    > Cheer
    > Calvin