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Re: Macaw

Posted by Marti on 10/20/07
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    Hi

    As long as your getting a handfeeding in her a day it doesn't really
    matter what time of the day that is. Now, for the birdie bread
    recipe I usually make a big batch, bake, cut in squares & freeze it
    so you will have to adjust it accordingly. In a large mixing bowl
    add 3 0r 4 ripe bananas, 5 eggs (save the shells and finely grind
    them in food precessor than add to bowl, 1 cup of unsweetened
    applesauce, 1/2 cup wheat germ, 10 baby carrots minced in food
    processor,1/2 cup of Jif chunky peanut butter, 1 &1/2 cups of Kaytee
    Exact Hand Feading Powder for baby Parrots, and 2 cups of self
    rising corn meal, mix well and add a fruit juice ( Example: V 8
    Splash) because the mixture will get thick... it needs to be the
    consistency of cake batter or thicker. You can alternate this recipe
    by adding some crushed pineapple, or some frozen veggies...whatever
    your macaw likes. I add about 2 cups of Beak Apetite " Nuts for
    Alfredo". It has alot of good stuff in it plus vitamins. Pour into 9
    x12 glass baking dish sprayed with Spam cooking spray, Bake at 350
    degrees for about 40 or 45 min. or until a toothpick inserted into
    the center comes out clean.My birds love this and I hope your little
    one does too!!!


    Marti

    On 10/20/07, ssammy50 wrote:
    > On 10/20/07, Marti wrote:
    >> Hi sammy
    >> I posted earlier on here but the administration must have
    >> deleted it because I added my email addy. I'm glad to hear that
    >> you are weighing your Scarlet, average weight for an adult
    >> scarlet is between 1000-1100 grams. She is still a baby yet and
    >> is still growing so I would still try to give her 1 handfeeding
    >> a day preferably in the morning when she wakes up & is hungry.
    >> She needs those extra vitamins provided in the formula. You
    >> could try making a birdie bread using the handfeeding formula (
    >> did that when I was weaning mine). Let me know if you want the
    >> recipe. Thats good that she is eating fruit and veggies but
    >> watch out with the seeds. My guys would fill up on seed if they
    >> had access to it all day and that's not good. I use Harrison's
    >> pellets, it's a tad expensive but in researching the ingredients
    >> it's the best. They have a bowl of that in thier cages all the
    >> time and occasionally I will offer them a small bowl( 1/2 cup)
    >> of macaw seed which of course they devour!! Mine get a walnut, 3
    >> almonds, and a few pistachios everyday to satisfy those busy
    >> beaks and they need the added nutients & fat derived from nuts.
    >> Good luck with your scarlet!! Don't they have the sweetest
    >> dispositions?
    >>
    >> Marti
    >>
    >>
    >> On 10/20/07, ssammy50 wrote:
    >>> 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!
    >
    > I would love to have the recipe... she isnt intereseted in the
    > handfeedings in the morning for some reason... I have better luck
    > at night. She took 4 syringes tonight around 7:00pm. Is this
    > unusual? And yes.. her disposition is awesome!!! sweetest macaw
    > Ive ever owned. Thanks so much for your help!