Lovebirds hand feeding question

by Steven
(Denver,Co)

i was wondering my baby lovebirds is starting to grow the feathers should i put water in there cage at this time while they still eat formula or do i wait




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Mar 14, 2012
Lovebirds hand feeding question
by: Linda

Water is in the formula, so don't mix it too thick or too thin. Putting water in with them will just make a mess. Water can be added once they are in a cage with food and water cups. During the weaning process, even if they are in a cage, continue handfeeding at least twice a day until they are able to fill themselves with food. Weaning parrots start out by playing with food and most ends up in cage bottom or on their faces and body.

I highly recommend you wean them onto a high quality organic pellet like Harrison's found here and endoresed by Avian Vets all over the world. Harrisons also makes a yummy bird bread mix and get the ORGANIC RED PALM OIL made by SUNSHINE FACTOR. Do not use oils found in groceries because these are partially or completely hydrogenated and are unhealthy for birds. The only other items put into the mix are 2 whole eggs and water. I bake it up, slice it up, wrap in saran wrap and put into freezer bags and take out what I need. This will be an excellent weaning food and will get them used to the taste of the pellets.You can find the harrisons here and get the grind size for your size bird. The bread mix is also here as well as the organic red palm oil, Sunshine Factor.

Linda

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