Baby cockatiels start eating seeds

When can they start eating seeds?

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Apr 04, 2013
Linda
by: Anonymous

thank you so much for your help

Apr 03, 2013
Baby cockatiels start eating seeds
by: Linda

Since you did not give your birds' age, I will answer question as best as I can.

Weaning is a process, not something that happens in a day or so. If you are handfeeding them, you will continue to handfeed them baby parrot handfeeding formula all during the weaning process. I suggest you do an internet search on How to wean Cockatiels and do some valuable study.

I also highly recommend you NOT wean them onto seeds because all seed diets are slow starvation for parrots of any species. They need to be weaned onto a healthy 100% nutrition diet of organic pellets like Harrisons found here. The sizes are listed for parrots of different species, so you would be getting a smaller grind size than if buying for a larger bird. You can find info about the organic pellets by using the link on left-hand side of this page that says "Organic Pellets/Mixes. First, you need to find out more about the weaning process and do not begin them on seeds because then you'll have to go through changing them over to pellets.

We recommend organic pellets because they contain no preservatives, dyes, sugars and other poisonous chemicals. Junk pellets like ZuPreem and Lafaeber use various harmful chemicals, dyes and sugars in their mixes that are harmful to bird's health.

So, go on the internet and find out more about how to go about weaning your Cockatiel babies where you can also find out more info about your birds in general. Start them out on a healthy pelleted diet like Harrisons, and you will see less illness as they age and grow. All seed diets cause a great many physical problems for birds because they have no quality proteins, vitamins and minerals. They cause fatty liver disease and birds spend their lives with various illnesses caused by poor nutrition.

I hope this helps because you left out a lot of important details, plus you have to do your own homework on how to do your best with your birds.

Linda

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