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how to teach him drink water

Discussion in 'Cockatiel Corner' started by iDarK_PLayeR, 9/13/18.

  1. iDarK_PLayeR

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    hey everyone

    so my tiel is finally weaned he eats by him self , except he does not drink water at all

    i had to hand-feed him formula with a little extra water so he doesn't get dehydrated
    i try giving him fruits that has water in it like orange cucumber and watermelon but he doesn't eat them at all

    any advice?
     
  2. Gazimon

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    I'm not sure. Perhaps you can try letting him view youtube or videos of other tiels eating and drinking water?
     
  3. sunnysmom

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    Are you using a regular water bowl?
     
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    Tiels only drink a very small amount of water in a day. I hardly ever see my tiels drink, so my guess is he’s drinking, but you just don’t see him. Maybe splash a bit in the water bowl to entice him. As a general rule, tiels don’t like fruit, especially wet fruit. What do his droppings look like?
     
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  5. iDarK_PLayeR

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    well he know how to drink and eat but he does not drink water

    the cage i bought has two plastic feeders (I assume one for food and one for water) and i put bird water feeder but i never seen him drink from it

    I dont know how a regular dropping should look like but when i was hand-feed him his dropping was very watery with little solid but now its very solid with no water
     

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