Sun Conure babies

by ANA WILSON

I have just recently purchased two baby Sunconure at 11 weeks old and I am still hand feeding them in the mornings before I leave for work and in the evenings after I come from work. They help themselves to conure seeds already prepared in a packet, parrot maintenence and I also give them friut and vegetables. They absolutely love grapes and pineapple and cooked broccoli. They don't really like bannana or watermelon but its an aquired taste so I will let them try new things. They call me in their bird way when they see me but after I have spend some time with them they seem quiet and settle down. They really love my husband because I'm sure he generates more bidy heat and he has broarder shoulders to sit on which makes snuggling a great treat for them

I find them so affectionate and friendly and they really make the house come alive with their birdie sounds

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Feb 02, 2011
Sun Conure babies
by: Linda

Congratulations on your new family members and may I suggest a change in diet since they are weaning anyway. They need to be weaned onto organic pellets and Harrison's is a good one we use and is Avian Vet endorsed. Get the grind size for your bird, and you can also find several other brands out here. Since you have control over their diet at this point, start moving them in the direction of happier, healthier lives with organic pellets. The cheaper pellets are full of preservatives, pesticide/fertilizer residue and dyes, so go with organic. Harrisons also makes a Bird Bread mix, and you'll need to get Sunshine Factor's organic Red Palm Oil for the oil and two fresh eggs and water. I bake it up, let it cool and slice it up, put it into freezer bags and take out what I need for a few days worth of feeding. It is highly nutritious and will help them with liking the pellets. Once they eat the bread, then they'll start eating the pellets as the bread mix is made from the same certified organic ingredients as is the pellets. Both are found here along with the oil. All organic foods have to be refrigerated after opening and set out for 30 minutes to get to room temperature before feeding. For the time being, you can mix some of the pellets in with their seed mix, and the bread can take the place of some of the fruit and veggies. Fruit and veggies need to be only 10-15% of total diet which means a small amount several times a week with grown birds. If you have any problems getting them to eat the pellets or bread here is an article written by Avian Vet about how to change from seeds to pellets:

Switching Birds to Pellets article

Starting the babies out on the right kinds of foods is the most important aspect of having healthy, happy birds resistant to all kinds of illnesses. Since my Amazons have been eating Harrisons for about 17-18 years now, the only time they go to vet is for nail and occasional beak trims.

Thanks Much for writing, and glad these babies have found a wonderful home with you!
Linda

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