Howdy Penelope... I am happy you are enjoying the forum. I absolutely love this forum as it has helped me in sooooo many ways.
You mentioned your little fellas favorite foods... I am just wondering... is he eating his pellets? They are so very important to keep him healthy... and I know how easy it is to give them other food because it is fun to watch them enjoy it... but maybe not as healthy.
My little fella Oscar is a fatso... and on a diet... lol... so far so good. He is now enjoying his pellets very much but I still add the fresh fruit and vegetables... washed and peeled. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions or concerns you might have. Happy to have you on board.
Wowee! Boy, am I late to the party; I'm sorry, everybirdy!
WELCOME to all of our new, and some not so new, Quaker Parronts!
Penelope, I'm so happy that you're enjoying the forum! If you have any questions or want to contribute to a thread, PLEASE feel free to jump on in! If there's anything at all that I can help you with, don't hesitate to send me a message.
Dani and Zach ---------- FIDS: Taz (Cockatiel), Chewy (Quaker) and Lily (Budgie); Bilbo (Dog); Diablo (Cat); Mr. Newt; Fish; Camelia aka Cami (Horse); Pork Chop (Guinea Pig) Rehomed: Mickey the pigeon, Gypsy the horse, and 4 of the Jackson 5 (Diamond Doves) RIP: Arnie, Conan, Sammy, Petey, Ms. Praying Mantis, Tito, Pico, Mantis Shrimp, Fuzzy Lionfish, and Phoenix
Post by trumpandterry on May 23, 2016 10:51:43 GMT -5
Glad to join this forum. We have had Trump (he was named before He started for presidency) for about 2 years now and we think Trump is 4 years old. We had an issue with him about plucking his feathers out so we had to take him to an Aviary Veterinarian. We are here to learn more about quakers, their needs, sociology, etc. so we can give him the best care possible.
Hi all. I'm new to the forum and also a new bird owner. I have a 12 wk old quaker called Kiwi and the whole family have fell in love with her. She has an infectious personality!. If it is OK would it be possible for a little advice from the experts? When i got her she was on a white sunflower mix. I am attempting to wean her off the sunflowers onto pellets, is this too soon, is it possible to get advice on how to do this? Also how much do fellow quaker owners feed them? Thankyou in advance for any advice given.
It's never too soon to get a parrot off a sunflower diet. It's best to do it now, while he's more amenable to change than he will be later. Introducing veggies now would also be an excellent thing to do. This article from the main site should give you some ideas: www.quakerparrots.com/diet/convert-parrots-to-pellets/
I prefer Harrison's pellets, but any reputable brand will be better than the seeds.
Quaker Peppy (RIP my sweet pea), CAG Allie, dogs Wanda and Bonnie, feral kitties Cleo and Antoinette, mice Charlotte and Emily, née Jake and Elwood
Welcome! Along with the Harrison's pellets that easttex suggested, some Quakers like ZuPreem Fruit Blend, Roudybush or Higgins InTune pellets. Sometimes it's necessary to experiment with different ones to see which your parrot likes best. Parrots not used to eating pellets often will eat softened ones more readily than dry pellets. Soak some in water or unsweetened fruit juice and offer some to Kiwi once they've softened. Dry pellets can be made available at all times, but the soaked ones shouldn't be left sitting around too long uneaten, to avoid bacterial growth.