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Does Anyone Know Of Amazon Breeders In Uk?pls

Discussion in 'Parrot Breeders' started by sanu, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Not surprised at 11 weeks he is still a baby.

    Try some veg mash...this can be warm, but must not be too hot as can scald the crop. Sweet potato, butternut squash, broccoli are good ingredients especially for the Amazons who need a diet rich in beta-carotene, the precursor to Vitamin A.
    You could try softening pellets in a little orange juice.

    It’s an ideal time to get him used to as wide a variety of veg and fruit as possible.
     
  2. Heather2131

    Heather2131 Regular Member

    Have you got baby food for him and a syringe or spoon? Are you finishing off the handrearing?
     
  3. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    To be honest I advise offering the warm food off a spoon not syringe, that can so easily be administered wrongly, also you do want him to begin to eat himself and off a spoon would be an easier way to encourage that. Let us know how he gets on.
     
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  4. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Very important point there Diana :thumbsup:
     
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  5. sanu

    sanu Regular Member Registered

    she said he is eatings seeds but i asked her to give me some baby food and he only wants to eat baby food which is close to running out tommorow and i am worrid about that as well. i been watching and he doesn't drink much water as well.
     
  6. sanu

    sanu Regular Member Registered

    i do feed him off a spoon but what should do about him not wanting anything other than baby. he slam his cage until i wake then he jumps on to me and just wants me to give him some baby food. i even tried mashing some carrot and mixing with a tiny tiny bit of baby food and he doesn't want it. he eats a little of seeds but i don't want give him too much seeds.
     
  7. sanu

    sanu Regular Member Registered

    doesn't want veg other than brocoli which he eats a bit offf.
     
  8. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Keep trying...it’s important that he keeps getting to try the different things...he needs a wide variety to cover all the nutritional needs
     
  9. sanu

    sanu Regular Member Registered

    i tried alot but he just want seed but i am gonna have to get him to eat veggies. also is it normal that he wants to be left alone with his food till the evening then he just screams till i play with him. :)
     
  10. KEV H

    KEV H Regular Member

    Try Harrison's crush them up into powder mix hot water with it then wait till cool it will be like formula baby food he will love it then he's got the taste for pellets
     
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  11. Roz

    Roz Regular Member

    Keep on with the broccoli - anything he will nibble on rather than the mush all the time. Broccoli is a superfood! He has chosen well there! What about trying a bit of fruit too... like mango or papaya? Or a blueberry. Try eating some in front of him, then offering him some.

    Be careful you are not reinforcing the screaming by going to play with him to stop the screaming. Get him out to play before you think he is going to start screaming. Or if he has already started, wait for a gap in the screaming before going to him. Highly reinforce any other sounds except for the screaming.
     
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  12. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    It is very easy to reinforce habits you do not want and great advise from Roz.
     
  13. sanu

    sanu Regular Member Registered

    hi my ringneck is a bit violient against my baby amazon. so my ringneck just scare the baby amazon of for no reason like one situation they would be eating from different dishes then my ringeck would walk over to the amazon scare him off and then eat his food. is there anything i can do?:(
     
  14. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

  15. sanu

    sanu Regular Member Registered

    they do have seprate cage.
     
  16. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Why no shut them in their own cages while they eat, that may be best for them? Also perhaps let them out separately for the time being. So long as you are there to monitor them that neither gets bitten or hurt.
     
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  17. sanu

    sanu Regular Member Registered

    i read that letting them eat together but in separate dishes is the best way to make them get on.
     
  18. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Thing is you IRN is being bossy and in charge and if the little one is scared in my opinion it needs time to settle. let us see what our other members recommend @Roz and anyone else please advise.
     
  19. Roz

    Roz Regular Member

    Thank you for the tag @dianaT

    Sanu, this is stressful for your baby Amazon. Right now he is pairing your IRN with aversives (bad experiences). Completely the opposite to what you want to achieve... ie. have them get along. Therefore I agree with Diana to shut them in their own cages whilst they eat. If they are in eye sight of each other, they can eat safely, in peace at the same time... and your Amazon can relax.

    To teach them to get along you need to create good experiences for each of them in the vicinity of the other. So for example you might give one a treat and/or a head scratch (or other reinforcer of choice) for showing relaxed body language in the presence of the other. Then give the other one a favourite treat and/or head scratch (or other reinforcer of choice) for also showing relaxed body language. You'll find that gradually they can get closer and closer to each other and remain relaxed. Likewise you can start training them together. For example targeting or stepping up or something else they can do. Ask one for a behaviour and reinforce both. Then ask the other for a behaviour and reinforce both. This way they start to work as a team.

    If you need more help about reinforcers, have a look at this thread:

    https://theparrotclub.co.uk/communi...rcers-and-how-to-identify-and-use-them.29149/
     
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  20. sanu

    sanu Regular Member Registered

    this is them. idk they seem ok. what do you think?
     

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