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Cockatiel turns away from the syringe

Nestum

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So has you may or may not know, I have a 9 week cinnamon pearl pied Cockatiel named Socrates, who's in the process of weaning

I give him formula when I come home and before going to sleep, always allowing the crop to empty. But lately he hasn't been eating when I come home. His crop doesn't seem very full either and I know he has difficulty opening and swallowing the seeds still so I'm worried he might not be eating enough... What should I do?
 

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Have you tried feeding him soft foods? Does he make static noises like he's hungry?
 

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Also you can get a gram scale and keep track of his weight. Kitchen scales are less $ than a bird scale and work basically the same.
 

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Kitchen or postal scale will work. Make sure they weigh grams and also have the tare function.
Offer your 'tiel softened pellets, small pieces of veggies (my babies got cooked mixed veggies...be sure they have cooled enough before giving them to your 'tiel) and small pieces of fruit in addition to the seed mix.
You can also offer some cheerios, although not a lot of those.
Have you provided him with any millet? That's another food that babies generally like to eat when they start weaning, at least my babies (not 'tiels, though) liked that.
 

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Soft foods like scramble eggs, cooked and cooled oatmeal, quinoa , soft vegetables, softened pellets, avicakes, nutriberries, corn chex,,or cheerios,,,broken up.. millet spray. .
 

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