Blue And Gold Macaw Rose Breasted Cockatoos also called Galahs Moluccan Cockatoos
Weaning

The 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.

Before they 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.

When you 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.

Water bottles 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.

By introducing 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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