Birdie noises.

DizzyBlue

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As a baby once she becomes more active the weight will drop a little as she starts exercising those lovely wings and exploring
 

Natasha

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Hello everyone. Im not sure if you remember the video that was posted a long side this. Opal is 21 weeks now, and she still makes this noise ALL DAY. She doesnt seem to be picking up words or anything just this noise continuously. When shes eating, drinking, doing nothing, playing, if she been picked up. When she puts her beak round my fingers she makes the noise and bops her head rapidly which I know is feeding behaviour. Im assuming all of this is begging behaviour? Is there anything I should be doing? Or anything I can do to stop this god awful goat like noise 😂
 

DizzyBlue

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:risas3: a feathered goat lol
the parent birds lead their babies to food and show them where to get food and ignore the begging so encouraging their young to feed themselves. Babies will just demand to be fed as long as possible let's face it why feed yourself unless you have to? so nagging mum and dad is easy if you can get them to give in by nagging and getting your own way so if she is capable of feeding herself convince her to do so
 

Natasha

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:risas3: a feathered goat lol
the parent birds lead their babies to food and show them where to get food and ignore the begging so encouraging their young to feed themselves. Babies will just demand to be fed as long as possible let's face it why feed yourself unless you have to? so nagging mum and dad is easy if you can get them to give in by nagging and getting your own way so if she is capable of feeding herself convince her to do so
She always eats her own food. I dont do anything she snacks all day long on pellets and veggies. She just doesn't stop making this horrid noise 😂 I was sure if I needed to be hand feeding her or not after reading some things online
 

DizzyBlue

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Should be weaned at about 12 to 14 weeks max ......... unless you can get mum or dad to give in to incessant begging
If she's at a good weight then you need to stop giving into being nagged to feed if your worried or unsure of if she's eating enough ring your avian vet for a little advice or book in for a health check
 

Roz

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It certainly is a good idea to get her checked over by an avian vet as DizzyBlue suggested. Did you try hand feeding her with mushy food? I know you don't want her to regress, but maybe feed her some last thing at night? Even a little formula. What is her weight doing? Is she gaining or losing? Can you feel her keel bone? A vet will be able to tell if she is an ok weight. Is she getting enough protein/omega fats to fill her up?

I cook a grain and legume (combined they make a complete protein) mash for these guys as part of their evening meal - added are chopped beta carotene rich veg like sweet potato, pumkin, chilli, and dark green veg. I add a little flax oil when cooked (it is affected by heat) for the omega 3. She might like this sort of thing.
 

Natasha

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It certainly is a good idea to get her checked over by an avian vet as DizzyBlue suggested. Did you try hand feeding her with mushy food? I know you don't want her to regress, but maybe feed her some last thing at night? Even a little formula. What is her weight doing? Is she gaining or losing? Can you feel her keel bone? A vet will be able to tell if she is an ok weight. Is she getting enough protein/omega fats to fill her up?

I cook a grain and legume (combined they make a complete protein) mash for these guys as part of their evening meal - added are chopped beta carotene rich veg like sweet potato, pumkin, chilli, and dark green veg. I add a little flax oil when cooked (it is affected by heat) for the omega 3. She might like this sort of thing.
No I didnt try hand feeding her, I wouldn't even know how to hand feed her, I was worried about her going back to baby baby tendencies. She's 320g she's gained since I got her she used to be 270g. I havent really tried feeling for her keel bone. & she has veggies and pellets every day. Leafy greens, brussel sprouts, broccoli, carrots, peppers etc. Then weekly once or twice she will have some orange or some pomegranate seeds. I dont think ive got a specialist avian vet near me ive just got her registered with an exotic vets
 
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