Hahn's mini macaw

by Paula
(tampa florida)

I noticed my bird's beak is turning white. Shouldn't it be grey? The feather tips are a bit shredded. Not sure if it's a diet problem or something more than that. Any advice?

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May 07, 2010
Hahn's mini macaw
by: Linda

OH HOW I LOVE THE LITTLE HAHN'S!!! They are so small, and are ALL MACAW ALL THE TIME!

Your bird needs to be eating 80-85% of his diet in an organic pellet, and Tracie has several kinds out here. Feed according to directions and keep refrigerated (have to take out to warm up to room temp before feeding). Feed only what fruit and/or veggies are recommended with pellets, and only feed no more than 15% of diet in fruit/veggies. In other words, they are fed several times a week in small amounts. NO PEOPLE FOOD OF ANY KIND, NO TABLE FOOD OF ANY KIND. Birds need to eat foods made for them, and the organic pellets are free from dyes, pesticide/fertilizer residue and preservatives all of which work to slowly kill your parrot.

We feed our Amazons Harrison's, and it is endorsed and recommended by Avian Vets as the best. If your bird is a seed eater, he is undernourished, and you will see outward signs plus there is other damage taking place on the inside.

Here is a link written by Avian vet about how to go about changing from seeds to pellets, and go ahead and get started right now as it takes about a year to see any real results of a healthy diet:
Switching Birds to Pellets article.

A trip to an Avian Vet to rule out any physical illness IS REQUIRED BEFORE CHANGING DIET IN ANY WAY, so go ahead, get your pellets, and make an appointment for him to be thoroughly checked out at the Avian Vet in your area and Florida is full of them.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

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