How much/often to feed adult Sun Conure
I have heard conflicting info regarding how much and how often parrots should be fed. I have a 5 year old female Sun Conure who eats mostly Harrisons HP Fine, as well as some sprouts, fruit and veggies, and occasionally organic brown rice pasta.
Some books and sites say birds should only be fed twice a day, once in the morning and in the evening for an hour so their bodies can detox and have time to digest food without constant stress on the liver from overeaating.. Others say free-access to food should be provided all day. My bird will eat frequently throughout the day, I have never restricted her from eating and she is a healthy weight at 109g. She usually eats quite a bit in the morning and will snack on and off all day and eat a largr amount in the afternoon and again inthe evening. Am I hurting her by letting her eat whenever she wants or taxing her liver by not allowing sufficient times between meals?
Despite her diet being mostly pellets her feces in the morning are often green as oppose to brown as I heard the feces of pellet eating birds are suppose to be. Any reason why? Also when eating I often hear some strange stomach-growling/squishy/gurlging sounds coming from her crop which my vet could not explain. Also she has been on High Potency since February, do you suggest swtiching her to the adult lifetime now? Any thoughts? THanks.