Quaker Diet

by Denise Singer
(Hope Mills, NC. USA)

I have a young quaker parrot, will not hold her food and doesn't like to play with toys, what is the best food for her?

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Feb 03, 2012
Quaker Diet
by: Linda

All parrots need to be eating 80-85% high quality organic pellets, and Harrison's is the best on the market and found here. Get the grind size recommended for your type of parrot.

Changing from all seed diets to the organic pellets takes time, and below is article about how to go about this and was written by an Avian Vet:

Switching Birds To Pellets article

It also takes time for birds to adjust to new cages, toys and so do not worry about that right now. If you have not had your bird examined by an Avian Vet ONLY in your area, now is the time to do so because all new birds can have infections from being moved around and from being around a lot of other birds in pet store situations.

If your bird is under 3 months old, she may have reverted back to needing to be handfed. Take bird back to breeder or pet store and have them show you how to do this using baby parrot handfeeding formula using a syringe because this is a learned skill. Either way, she needs to be examined by an Avian Vet as soon as possible.


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