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Pellet Diet

Discussion in 'Food And Diet' started by Bonnie, May 7, 2019.

  1. Bonnie

    Bonnie Regular Member Registered

    I’m going to try the tidymix and the nutriberries whilst introducing fruit and veg, I’ll keep introducing Harrison’s potency fine too so he’s getting everything,
    Would that be okay or is that too much?

    He seems fine in himself, well I think he does. He has a few querks... but likes to snuggle to me a lot.. is this normal? He could spend up to 70% of his time on me... or is it because he’s young?

    Thank you for all the advise and support!! It’s helped a great deal!! Just want to do the best for him!
     

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  2. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    He obviously feels safe and is quite closely bonded to you. It would probably be a good idea to introduce some in cage time where he gets to learn to amuse himself with his toys, otherwise you may find he has a need for constant attention when he is older, and that’s not lady’s good for either of you, especially when the hormonal nipping stage comes along.
    I think it’s a good idea experimenting with his diet and providing a mixture of things.
     
  3. Bonnie

    Bonnie Regular Member Registered

    That’s okay then! I’ll order those three in and hope for the best! Lol
    He gets in cage time whilst I’m at work in the week and has the option to come out when he wants to... my dad leaves the cage door open for him to pick and choose and he says he chooses to stay in for a while and come out when he pleases) but just loves to be out when I’m around... I’m hoping that’s a healthy balance for him...
     
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  4. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    Jandaya and Sun conures are both very affectionate and love being close and loving, your photo of your bird tucked so close under the blanket I just will say is so typical for them. mine often come and sleep with me, I had a young female that I took on whom had medical problems (that she was born with) called FeeBee the only two times when she did not sleep in my bed was when she was at the avian vets and the night she passed away, I love your photos
     
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  5. Bonnie

    Bonnie Regular Member Registered

    Just an update

    My tidymix has come... I gave it him yesterday and he seemed to be eating it.
    He hasn’t touched it this morning
    I’ve given him some scrambled egg and mixed a little bit of his old seed in it... in hopes he’ll eat something...
    He’s snubbed it... tried it and not gone near it again...
    Last time I weighed him he was 88, now he’s 84...
    He’s so fussy!
    I’ve tried sugar snap peas, peppers and mixed nuts since we’ve last spoke too.
    All proven to be futile so far... tried and never gone near again... put them back in today in hopes he’ll take more interest today...
    I’m just feeling very worried and lost... :(
     
  6. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    Ok you may have to give in a bit as you do not want your bird to loose weight. this is a common problem with changing diets, let his weight build up and then try again. I am so pleased you weigh your bird I just wish other owners will keep a regular record of there birds weight :thumbsup:. it can take time but knowing in the end it is eating more healthy foods makes the mind so much at ease
     
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  7. Bonnie

    Bonnie Regular Member Registered

    I’ve ran out of food I used from the shop I got him from...
    I’ll ring them and see what seed they were giving him... he’s definitely hungry. Just not eating what I’m giving him.
     
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  8. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Don't feel lost :) we've all been at this point at some time or other.
    If you stress your bird will stress they pick up on these things really easily.
    Are you continually checking your little one? It may be that he's more in tune to watching you and anticipating something else rather than settling down and eating. Try sitting somewhere in the room so he can see you but your settled say reading or something and furtively glance across from time to time, observe.
     
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  9. plumsmum

    plumsmum Regular Member

    Have you sat with the foods you want him to eat on a plate and eat some yourself? If it is yours, they always want some, you are the flock leader. Choose a variety and make plenty of yum, yum noises.
     
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  10. Bonnie

    Bonnie Regular Member Registered

    I’ve sat with him in the same room, he just paces on the perch and moves across the door to get out... I’ve don’t this for an hour! Lol
    I’ve done the trying it in front of him and making lots of noises... he seems disinterested in what I’m doing... he’ll try it.. and never goes near it again no matter how amazed I am about eating it hahah!!
    I’m hoping to get his bloods done tomorrow at 7pm in hopes there’s no deficiencies... :(
    He used to eat his old seed fine... so I’m waiting for the shop I got him from go open in hopes I can get the exact same one so he can put some weight on..

    He’s just sat in my dressing gown at the moment.. every time I put him in his cage he gets straight back out... if I close the door he doesn’t settle... (I’ve kept him in there for a long time in hopes he’ll settle and eat... (he normally does)
     
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  11. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Keep trying Bonnie, and we hope that blood results are OK.

    Will he eat if you hand feed him? I had to do this a lot when our Tom was poorly.
     
  12. Bonnie

    Bonnie Regular Member Registered

    He used to eat apple out of my hands.. I might try give some apple and then some seed and keep alternating... the vet told me to stop the apple. But I think this is an exception lol!
     
  13. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Don’t stop if that’s one of the things that he will have!
     
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  14. plumsmum

    plumsmum Regular Member

    Seeing him snuggle into your neck I felt sure that what you have he'd want. It will possibly only take that one time of trying something. Eat when he is snuggled it will raise curiosity honest.
     
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  15. Bonnie

    Bonnie Regular Member Registered

    So I’ve pulled up a chair next to his cage.
    Put the tidy mix in the bowl
    Mixed with Diced apple... so he has to search through the tidymix to get the apple... we’ve been here about 10 minutes now!!

    Fingers crossed!!!!!! I’m exhausted from the worry he causes me! Ahaha! Thank you so much for all the advice! I do take it all on board!!!
     

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