I just wanted to make a video of the differences in how baby parrots eat.
Each type of parrot seems to have a different way they eat, and as they grow up the feeding technique changes also. People often ask me how hard is it to handfeed and they want to hand feed their own baby bird. The actual act of putting food in a baby's mouth is not really that difficult. However the things that can go wrong and knowing what to look for if things do go wrong takes experience. I still learn new things and I have been raising baby parrots since 1993.
The little caique babies are fairly easy to feed at the stage they are at in this video. They do need frequent feedings though.
The meyers I find difficult to feed. All three of them do not really want the syringe in their mouths. They push it out with their little tongues. So I squirt the food out at the base of their beaks and they eat half of each squirt and spit the other half out. It is a messy feeding, but to be honest, it is kind of fun. The mess can be cleaned up and as long as their crops get full, then I have accomplished a feeding.
The younger jenday conures are eager eaters and are easy to feed. The two older babies at the end of the video are pretty much weaned and weren't really interested in being fed.
The green cheek conures in this video are also pretty much weaned and were not that interested in eating.
This video was made earlier this past weekend, all of the babies are a bit older now and I will have individual videos of them all in about a week.
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