Parrotlet/Changing over to pellets
Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:06 PM
Also, he doesn't play or anything (he does have toys). He mostly just sits there or eats. Perhaps he is still adjusting but I was wondering if this is normal? He also has weird chirping habits. Somedays he will chirp or tweet a lot then others he want make a sound. I was told he was handfed, but he is has been terrified of being held. I have worked very hard over the past week and finally have him to where I can get him to step up and he will sit comfortably on my shoulder. I am amazed at just how smart these little guys are! He also already knows what "no" means!
Posted 24 May 2009 - 01:46 AM
And perhaps checking out some of these threads as well!
Pellets & Mutations
Posted 24 May 2009 - 02:46 AM
Changing the food requires patience and perserverance, and presenting the new food each and every day, preferably first thing in the morning (no food in cage at night) with the usual food offered a couple of hours later.
Kali, Grey bird
Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:46 PM
volkman makes a plet specific seed mix that alot like.
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 07:35 PM
Offering the new foods in the morning is a good strategy with no food in the cage at night for early morning snacking and ruining the appetite. Then, be sure to give him his usual food a few hours later. You don't want your bird losing weight while you try to change the diet. Mixing in some sprouted grains with the new food can help the bird at least explore the bowl. If the bird sees the new food every day, eventually he should eat it!
Kali, Grey bird
Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:27 PM
Posted 18 June 2009 - 07:08 PM
Have you tried fresh foods and some pellets in corn bread? (best home-made)
Or how about offering the new foods first thing in the morning for 1-2 hours? If the bird doesn't try it, take it out and put in the birds regular food.
Or perhaps try sprouted seeds?
Maybe even foods that resemble seeds such as broccoli florrets? Or perhaps a variety of leafy greens? Even feed those leafy greens wet.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:21 PM
DO NOT give pellets to mutated Parrotlets as that can harm their liver. If your Parrotlet is green, it can eat pellets but if it's not, please don't. This is serious. The genes of the parrotlet had been mutated, thus it's liver and digestive system is different. Also, pellets aren't that healthy. They can eat some but pellets are high in soya and other artificial material. Here's a good mix to make:
What you need: Millets, seeds, bananas, brocolli, corn, pumpkins, papaya, COOKED rice, cooked beans and boiled egg (not salt, sugar or anything added)
What to do: Beat the banana, corn, pumpkin, papaya in a bowl. Mix it until it is soft and fluffy. Crush the egg, beans and rice in a bowl. Cut the fluffy "hair" of the brocolli into it too. Then put the first bowl and second bowl together and beat it up. Shape into balls if you like and sprinkle seeds, millets and pellets over the top if you want.
Where I got my info from:
I've been breeding over 200 birds for over 30 years
Edited by RealBirdLover, 05 January 2012 - 02:29 PM.
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