Baby alexandrian parrot

when should i put my baby alexandrian parrot in a cage? she is now in a box and has most of her feathers and is standing on a perch very often. i am still hand feeding her and have seeds in the box also.

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Mar 10, 2012
Baby alexandrian parrot
by: Linda

She is ready for a cage, and make sure she is covered at night and during the day if she appears to be cold. Keep perches lower for a while until she is able to negotiate cage well. Also, you did not say how old she is, and these birds have to be around 3 months old before weaning is even begun. She also needs to be weaned onto a high quality organic pellet like Harrisons found here. The seeds are a starvation diet as they contain low quality proteins,and hardly any vitamins and minerals. They mostly contain fat which is bad for any bird.

Please get some organic pellets when you're ready to begin the weaning. Even during weaning, she will need to be handfed until she is able to eat what she needs on her own. With seeds, she will starve to death, so please consider starting her out right. The Harrison's are the best on the market, and you do not need to supplement with vitamins and minerals because they are all there. A healthy diet also cuts way down on Avian Vet visits because a healthy immune system protects a bird from disease and infections.

Linda

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