teaching a 7 week old african gray to eat seeds

by goolam hoosen jeenah
(south africa)

Hello I have a 7 week old african gray and she doesn't eat seeds how do I train her to eat seeds?

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Jan 08, 2012
Baby grey
by: Anonymous

She wont. She has to be on hand feeding formula and will be on this till at least 3-4 months of age. Also dont wean her on seeds.. Wean her on a high quality pellet such as Harrison's or Roudybush. Seeds are high in fat and cause health problems later on in life.

Jan 07, 2012
teaching a 7 week old african gray to eat seeds
by: Linda

Your bird will not be ready to begin the weaning process until he is around 12 weeks or 3 months old. Now, your bird HAS to be fed baby parrot handfeeding formula with a spoon or syringe. The syringe is the best because it does not put air bubbles in the crop.

If you don't know how to handfeed the formula, then your bird will die. It is not old enough to be able to even eat any fruit or veggies much less seeds. Baby parrots cannot digest anything except the baby parrot handfeeding formula and will suffer and die if you try and force it to eat anything else.

You need to take your bird back to the breeder and have them finish feeding while showing you how to do it from heating the formula to how to safely feed using the syringe.

Your baby will die without food, so please do not delay either getting baby parrot handfeeding formula or taking him back to breeder.

Linda

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