Weaning a quaker parrot?
Category: Quaker Parrot Food
I didn’t know not to and just bought a 2 months old, un-weaned quaker parrot (I’m a terrible person, let’s move on).
I was told to feed him 10cc’s 2x/day. I’m doing so (making sure to keep food between 102-110 F), but he doesn’t eat any of the pellets between these two feedings.
1. Because he’s not eating pellets between the two meals (given at 8:30am and 8:30pm), should I add in a 3rd feeding at 2:30pm?
2. He’s 95 grams (I weigh him daily). Is it 10cc’s measured before or after mixing the powder with water? The food packaging says 10-12% of body weight per feeding. Is this a measure of the dry powder or mixed? I know I’m suppose to feed until crop is “full” (spongy, but not firm??).
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Terrible Bird Owner,
Colette: Should I stick with just two feedings a day in addition to the abundance feeding or go with three?