Gonna get a 4 week old yellow sided conure

by Javier
(Santa Paula, CA)

Well I know how to handfeed a conure but I never feeded a 4 week old conure so I'm asking anybody if it's ok if I feed a 4 week old conure that this times of the day at 7:40am to 4:00pm and last at 9:00pm are this time good for a 4 week old conure?? Or can somebody tell wha times would it be good?

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Apr 11, 2012
Gonna get 4 week old yellow sided conure
by: Javier

Well is cause I go to high school and school starts at 8:00am and ends 4:00pm and I wanna know how to work the schedule to feed the baby so that's why I'm asking anybody how can I do it and I willing to do anything!!

Apr 10, 2012
Handfeeding conure
by: Anonymous

I may suggest that this little guy begins by eating 4 times a day.. Yes, I would begin your feedings around 8am then keep them in 4 hour increments. Feed again at 12, 4, then 8. If his crop is still full between the hours of 4 and 8 after a week or so, then I would decrease feedings to 3 times a day, maybe at 8am, 2pm, then 8pm. Keep it consistent with time inbetween. Baby birds need as much rest in darkness as adults do, so I think your time frame of 9pm and 7:30am are just too late/too early. However, These small conures tend to start refusing food early, most weaning anywhere from 8-10 weeks old.

Apr 10, 2012
Gonna get a 4 week old yellow sided conure
by: Linda

He may need 4 meals a day at this age. Morning, Noon to 1 or 2, again at about 5, 6 or 7. If he needs the 4th meal, put it somewhere between afternoon and evening. Three may be enough. You have to use baby parrot handfeeding formula using a syringe, and bird will let you know when he's hungry as he'll start to make noise, get low and shake his wings at you. A hungry baby's cry is not like anything else in the world, so you'll know. He needs to be put on a schedule and kept on it. Birds are creatures of habit, and baby parrots are even worse when it comes to feeding times.

Take him to an Avian Vet on the way home if possible because infections with baby birds is very common, and he will die without proper medical services. A good checkup right away will keep you from having to deal with a sick baby and/or watch him die.

My advice was to not get this bird. Since you appear determined, and I like that, make sure you do everything right for him. When weaning time comes about 3-4 months old begin weaning him onto high quality organic pellets like Harrisons found here. Get the Grind size appropriate for your bird. Do not wean nim onto seeds because this is a very poor diet that keeps birds sick and unhappy. Feed him well, take him to Avian Vet at least once a year and more often if sick or hurt, and love him with al your heart. You will be his best friend and protector, so don't take this job lightly as it's very, very important and teaches many things about being a REAL man when you are all grown up. Make a commitment and do not waver from that commitment no matter what.

God's Speed and Many Blessings,

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