New Baby Sun Conure. Need some help
We adopted a baby Sun Conure and I need a little advice on how to care for it fully. I know birds, but not babies. We have had her for 2 full days now.
Her name is Yoko and I am guessing she is 9 - 11 weeks old. I am hand feeding her twice a day 9am & 9pm. I put plenty of food in her cage, warm vegetables that get swapped out every hour and weaning version of the pellet mix I want her to eat when she is an adult (I've crushed up some of this so she can get to smaller pieces if she wants). There is also fresh water in her cage at all times.
The first time we put her in the cage she splashed around in the water, other than that I have never seen her go near it. She also never touches any of the other food. I was able to hand feed her some of the crushed up pellets mixed with apple juice and her formula warmed in the microwave.
I am looking for suggestions on where and what I should be doing with her to get her to eat regular foods. I am trying to avoid seeds until I know she will eat pellets. Is that wrong?
Lastly I have been trying to get her to play with toys or just do other stuff but she just charges up my arm and onto my shoulder. If I have her sitting on top of the cage and walk buy she we leap/fly onto my chest or back and then run up to my shoulder. The shoulder part is not unwanted behavior but I don't want her to do it at the right times.
If these are things she will grow out of that is fine, it's just watching other babies on YouTube she doesn't seem to be dependant enough.
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks Tony!