Re: Wanted: Green Quaker baby in Virginia
Posted by Leslie on 2/01/05
> Birds on a mainly pelleted diet develop chronic kidney/renal
> problems. Seed, pellets, millet spray and fresh foods for a
> balanced diet makes a healthy happy bird. I hand feed from 10
> days old or younger and abundance wean them to many many
> foods. I also feed kaytee exact formula at night forever to
> my almost 2 year old and my daughters 5 year old. I have
> breeders in the aviary that will take formula from a syringe.
> I buy a variety of seed mixes and pellets for total
> differences just as I as an adult eat different things daily.
> Hope this gives you some insight.
> wishing you well,
I appreciate the information, and I do plan on supplementing
the diet, but in my experience it is much easier to get a bird
weaned onto a pelleted diet to eat seed than vice versa. Most
of my birds (all weaned on to seed - only diets, sadly) won't
touch a pellet, and would rather starve.