weaning process we do is always with your babies health coming
first. There is an average weaning age for each species we raise,
occasionally babies will take longer than normal. Just like not all
human children walk at the same age this is true of the weaning
process of baby birds. We will not ship a baby that is not weaned
and ready for your home and our veterinarian always has the last say
on your babies readiness to be a new member of your family.
We do not keep
a baby longer than we have too and ship as soon as possible with
your babies health coming first always. Selling and the money will
never be a factor in sending a baby bird earlier than the baby bird
is ready for. We raise, love and nurture them from day one out of
the egg socialize them and prepare them for your home with kindness
and great care.
leave us they must be able to eat some pellets, crack seeds, eat a
variety of fresh fruits, veggies, dehydrated fruits, dehydrated
veggies, cooked pasta and our nutritious cornbread muffins. We do
not recommend a total pellet diet nor do we recommend just seed
diets. All babies are to be fed a varied diet of seed, some pellets,
fruit, veggies and treats, many will enjoy human table food and
snacks such as popcorn.
receive your baby and attempt to give him say a huge apple slice
he/she may not eat it as it may not be recognized as a food he was
eating as we cut our fruits small, to encourage them to eat many
different things all cut small. Some will eat large pieces any way
others could actually be afraid of a huge piece only because it is
foreign to them and could be thought of by your bird as an alien
that could grow legs and get him/her, lol.
Polly wants a
cracker is an old wives tale and crackers should not be offered to
your bird as they are very high in sodium and have little nutritious
value, even the more nutritious wheat crackers and such contain way
to much sodium.
We cook for our
birds and you can too and get creative your bird will love you for
it and if you serve something new and it is not eaten don't just say
he/she does not like it. It may be just a new food or a food that
looks different or new to him or her than they are accustomed too.
Persistence pays off in getting them to try new things.
Waste is just
something that is part of your birds heritage, in the wild parrots
will go from berry to berry taking a bite out of each one and on to
the next. This is just part of owning or being owned by your parrot
and if this is not something you can except don't consider getting
one as they are not a novelty to sit on the shelf and look nice.
Corn is one
veggie they love and all though fresh has more nutritional value we
recommend it be cooked to avoid spoilage and the fact that some corn
contains a dangerous pink fungus that is non detectable to the human
eye most often. By cooking it you can eliminate this from happening
and with corn on the cob once eaten the cob often becomes a new toy
to them but this too you must watch for the possible appearance of
black mold which is dangerous also.
all though keeping the water clean from debris falling in it are not
recommended by us either due to the fact many birds like to soak or
dunk things as many of us do, like a donut in milk. They also like
to bath in their water and cant do this very well with a bottle.
Cleaning a bottle just like a water bowl is so important but can you
be sure all parts of the bottle are really clean. Just because water
looks clean is not an excuse for not changing it at the very minimum
once a day, would you want to drink yesterdays water, than why make
your bird? Also with time the mechanism in water bottles do give out
and unless checking the level of water or the tip to see if it is
working your bottle can and will eventually fail to dispense water.
As we humans from time to time get caught up in other things in our
lives and forget to check a water bottle you can clearly see the
hazards this can cause and so we do not recommend water bottles.
We take your
baby thru many steps getting him/her ready for your home and do
everything we can to reduce stress for your baby. Our babies learn
what kennels are so that their travel will not be a stressful one.
They are not shoved into a kennel prior to flight (shipment) but are allowed to
play with them at a younger age and get acquainted so a kennel will be familiar to
them and not a scary place. They are also taken on rides with us and
never left in the vehicle unattended, all in preparation for the big
day of shipping and arrival into you. Our babies see the kennels as
an extended home that they know they will have snacks in side and
are going somewhere, they actually like to go bye, bye. This makes
it nice for you and your baby if you decide to travel with your bird
or take him her somewhere as they know what a kennel is and have no
problems getting in the kennel.
more than one cage as the living quarters to your baby is another
thing we do and actually use several cages and more than one type as
they grow and are weaning so that they feel this association with
various cages makes them more excepting of the new cage you will
have for them in your home. Of course your home will be different
then ours, your furnishings and things like that but we have covered
what we can in the final preparation of your home so the transition
will be much smoother than if we didn't do all this.
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