Post by FURandFEATHERmama on Nov 24, 2019 10:33:48 GMT -5
Hello everyone my name is Angie. I am new owner to a Quaker baby I named pickles that I just got yesterday 11/23/19. The breeder we got pickles from said that he is three months old (today). Since bringing pickles home he hasn’t touched any of his food or water. He doesn’t even seem like he can climb on to a perch let alone climb around his cage properly without me helping. I don’t know if it’s normal behavior for them to be like this at a young age and going to a new home. I am just worried because he hasn’t ate or drank anything since I brought him home. Makes me question if he was ready to leave the breeder or not. I’ve held him on and off that way he can know he’s safe with me and then put him back in his cage but still not eating or anything. He’s just starting to chirp today (maybe because he sees and hears my parakeets). If you guys have any experiences with baby Quakers and not eating on the first few days of being home , please let me know because I don’t know what to do. I’m sure the bird is stressed from being in a new home and I don’t want to stress the fact that he’s not eating. Thanks in advance.
Welcome to you and Pickles. It's normal for a parrot to not eat or drink when first arriving in a new home. Usually in a day or two, the parrot will be ready to eat and drink. Since Pickles isn't climbing, you may want to offer food and water at the bottom of his cage so he can access it more easily. If you haven't already done so, locate an avian certified veterinarian, or one who is at least experienced in caring for parrots. It's a good idea to schedule a vet checkup within the first week or two of bringing a new parrot home.
Hi Angie, welcome to you and Pickles! When we brought our blue quaker, Bonnie, home she didn't eat, drink or climb for the first day or so either. Then all of a sudden she was fine. I wouldn't be too worried as long Pickles can easily reach his food and water (as Cnyguy said). It's not a bad idea to get a quick once-over by the Vet. Hope to hear some stories about Pickles as he settles in.
Welcome to the forum I agree with both the replies it could just take some time I can’t speak from experience as Casey was about 4 months when we got her and we were her second home. I am sure the breeder gave you or told you what food pickles had been weaned onto so it would make his transition easier. Looking forward to hear all about your adventures