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Post: 12 week old macaw still wanting handfeedings?

Posted by Gabby on 1/10/08

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    I have a 12 week old macaw who was forced weaned at a pet
    store. I thought it was really cruel and bought him to get
    him away from the place. At home he would hardly touch his
    pellets (the same diet that he was on at the pet store)
    and fresh fruits and veggies so I started him back on one
    hand feeding a day, at night and as much as he would take.
    Now everytime he sees us with a cup similiar to the one he
    gets his feedings in, he gets all excited, hops down from
    his cage and comes running over to me to dip his beak into
    whatever I'm drinking. Since most times, its milk or apple
    juice, he gets a few sips. But...should I be concerned
    about still handfeeding him? I've handfed macaws before,
    and whenever I stopped their handfeedings was 1 weeks of
    them refusing it, and making sure they ate their pellets
    and fresh foods.

    Any suggestions or comments would be very helpful.

    Thanks
    Gabby

Posts on this thread, including this one
  • 12 week old macaw still wanting handfeedings?, 1/10/08, by Gabby.
  • Re: 12 week old macaw still wanting handfeedings?, 1/10/08, by Mrs. Bird.
  • Re: 12 week old macaw still wanting handfeedings?, 1/10/08, by GreyLady.
  • Re: 12 week old macaw still wanting handfeedings?, 1/10/08, by Gabby.
  • Re: 12 week old macaw still wanting handfeedings?, 1/10/08, by Gabby.
  • Re: 12 week old macaw still wanting handfeedings?, 1/10/08, by Mrs. Bird.
  • Re: 12 week old macaw still wanting handfeedings?, 1/11/08, by Gabby.