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Comfort feeding help?

Discussion in 'Feathered Food Court' started by Garet, 10/11/18.

  1. Garet

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    So, I was trying to introduce T. Rex to the concept of showering by dripping warm water on him from my fingers, and I noticed he was more interested in being 'fed' the water rather than bathing in it. He's still young, about six months old, give or take. After 'feeding', he settled down for a nap and seems quite happy.

    I was just wondering if I should comfort feed the little guy, what I should offer and how I should give it to him?

    I have pellets, a mashed squash/carrot mixture, plain steel cut oats, and scrambled eggs I can offer him. Should I offer a warm mixture of any of these, or should I buy baby bird formula?

    I can also feed him from my fingers, a spoon, or a syringe. I was thinking about just using my fingers, since he seemed drawn to them.
     
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    I also have fruits and veggies, of course. I can easily heat and mush a banana or whatever.
     
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    From what I have heard, I would try offering same warm mashed sweet Potato from a spoon. Or Some baby food. or other mushy foods:D
     
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    Like actual baby food or baby bird food? I wouldn't mind providing either or, I just want to make sure he's as happy as the rest of the flock.
     
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    I thinknyoi could do both I think, but I was reffering to the human kind:p Just make sure it is just veggies and/or fruit with no additives:)
     
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    Got it. :p It's quicker and eaaeas for me to get baby food, but I wanted to be sure. I've never had a bird ask for comfort feedings before.
     
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    Me neither! In a way it would be adorable! Be prepared for people looking at you suspiciously when you are buying it:lol:
     
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    Baby food is fine too. :) I cook sweet potatoes and serve them warm. They love'em. I also sometimes soak pellets, grind in food processor, and serve that warm.

    My birds all get comfort food. :D
     
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