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Re: Macaw

Posted by ssammy50 on 10/20/07
(19) Comments

    On 10/19/07, Marti wrote:
    > On 10/18/07, ssammy50 wrote:
    >> Could anyone tell me how long it usually takes for a macaw
    >> to ween? Thanks
    > Usually they let you know when they are ready to eat on
    > thier own.... I usually keep them on at least 3 hand
    > feedings until they are eating pellets, seed and nuts and
    > soft people food relatively well. This can be up until they
    > are 5 months old or older. And I still give them a least one
    > hand feeding a day even when they are eating well on thier
    > own. It just makes them more content.

    Thank you Marti. My scarlet macaw is a about 3 1/2 months old
    and really isnt interested in handfeeding anymore. She spends
    alot of time at her food bowl with her pellets and seeds...
    really cant tell if she is eating them or just cracking them.
    Up until the other day I was hand feeding her twice a day.
    Thursday night she took one syringe,... wasnt interested in it
    Thursday morning. Friday morning... no luck, Friday night...
    took about 4 syringes... and this Morning (Saturday) she is
    not interested in it at all.... eats her fruits and veggies
    and pellets. Weighed her this morning she is at 907. Would you
    say she is pretty much done with it? Thanks for your help!