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Need help/information for 3 months old Caique

Ryukein

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Cold is awful. Human body temperature is fine. Warm and gooey cereal. Etc. But a wide mix of foodstuffs in small amounts. He is weaning and exploring.
I gave 3-4 cc of water at room temperature. I hope this doesn't cause any problems for my bird. As a cage, I currently have the Hagen Vision L11 model. I will switch to a larger cage as soon as possible. It was as if he sneezed 4-5 times in a row while he was sleeping. Is this situation normal?
 

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Everything seem very normal about your caique. He will need several more weeks of handfeeding. Are you feeding formula. You do not want it to be more than 105 degrees but at this caiques are much more tolerant of cooler food temperatures. Also they are very much into exploring so you may have to try a few times and feed him when he is interested. If he is not hungry or too distracted by his desire to explore he may not be interested in eating at the moment so try again later. If he is totally not interested wait a few hours and offer food. If he does not want it one time he will the next.

At this age (I would agree he is the age 60-70 days old) I would be handfeeding three times a day. Most likely he will not eat much first thing in the morning and will eat more mid day and evening. I feed three times with a break of about 10 hours overnight. 12 hours is okay if it is over night but it makes it difficult to do the three feedings (they will be too close together and the baby may not feel like eating) so I prefer 10. I have babies this age and I am currently feeding them between 9-10 AM, 4-5 PM and 11-1 AM. I try for about 7 hours between feedings. I do it late into the night because I am awake then and not early morning but the times do not matter just he basic schedule.

You should put food and water in his cage and he will pick at it and eventually learn to eat it but most of his nutrition will come from the formula.

If you have or can get a scale that measures grams then it will be helpful to weigh him in the morning before feeding, write it down each day. This will help you to see if he is getting enough food. Also he will probably beg for food if he is not getting enough. I have some that are super loud about it and others that quietly peep and slowly bob their heads but you will learn what begging for food looks like.

Here is a video that might help, you may be feeding with a spoon but the idea is to slowly place it in their mouth and allow them to swallow it.

 

Ryukein

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Everything seem very normal about your caique. He will need several more weeks of handfeeding. Are you feeding formula. You do not want it to be more than 105 degrees but at this caiques are much more tolerant of cooler food temperatures. Also they are very much into exploring so you may have to try a few times and feed him when he is interested. If he is not hungry or too distracted by his desire to explore he may not be interested in eating at the moment so try again later. If he is totally not interested wait a few hours and offer food. If he does not want it one time he will the next.

At this age (I would agree he is the age 60-70 days old) I would be handfeeding three times a day. Most likely he will not eat much first thing in the morning and will eat more mid day and evening. I feed three times with a break of about 10 hours overnight. 12 hours is okay if it is over night but it makes it difficult to do the three feedings (they will be too close together and the baby may not feel like eating) so I prefer 10. I have babies this age and I am currently feeding them between 9-10 AM, 4-5 PM and 11-1 AM. I try for about 7 hours between feedings. I do it late into the night because I am awake then and not early morning but the times do not matter just he basic schedule.

You should put food and water in his cage and he will pick at it and eventually learn to eat it but most of his nutrition will come from the formula.

If you have or can get a scale that measures grams then it will be helpful to weigh him in the morning before feeding, write it down each day. This will help you to see if he is getting enough food. Also he will probably beg for food if he is not getting enough. I have some that are super loud about it and others that quietly peep and slowly bob their heads but you will learn what begging for food looks like.

Here is a video that might help, you may be feeding with a spoon but the idea is to slowly place it in their mouth and allow them to swallow it.
Thank you for your time! I will buy the scale as soon as possible and note it. I will keep you informed of the whole process.

Also, I will write down all the details here, both because my bird is baby and because I am inexperienced in parrot care. If someone like me can get some information by reading here, thanks to you.

Right now, he is sleeping like a little angel ☺

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Ryukein

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Good morning

This morning he ate banana, Apple, nectarine, carrot, some seeds and five nuts. After this I tried to feed with hand food but he didn't eat much it. Should I give first hand food? Also I recorded videos while he is eating.


 

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Enjoy getting to know your caique! Have you named him?
 

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For any of you guys following this thread, Anil has shared a few hundred videos of Peanut with me on Whatsapp.

The baby is in fine form, eating well, and looks relaxed and happy.

Two things are obvious
1) Anil REALLY loves that bird
2) He is doomed to be a birdie slave from now on lol
 

Ryukein

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For any of you guys following this thread, Anil has shared a few hundred videos of Peanut with me on Whatsapp.

The baby is in fine form, eating well, and looks relaxed and happy.

Two things are obvious
1) Anil REALLY loves that bird
2) He is doomed to be a birdie slave from now on lol
Thank you so much, John, for all your help. Whatever I asked day or night, I could get an instant answer. Here is our little Peanut,



 

Ryukein

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Hello guys,

We bought a new cage for Peanut! After talked with John he said Caiques like climbing after that I decided to buy it. You can see the photos below. Also, if you have any suggestion for his cage or to Peanut please let me know :)

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Peanut is adorable! Enjoy the cutie pie! :loveshower:
 

Ryukein

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I want to give a general summary,

Until now, Peanut is doing fine :). We occasionally had various problems, and thanks to John I was able to overcome most situations without panic.

For those who want to read this topic and share their views, I will share some of the situations we have experienced below.

1. A few days ago there was a small red streak spot under the beak of the Peanut. Then this stain was scattered under its beak and shaped like a collection of blood. I have consulted a few veterinarians, not sure what exactly happened. It is very difficult to find veterinarians who take care of birds in my location. What the vets say maybe an allergic cause or there is a possibility of hitting somewhere. As far as I can see, this stain has started to decrease gradually now.

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2. The problem of breaking the pellet and hard feeds. For now, to solve this problem, I crush the pellet to feed myself and put it in its container. I can't be sure if he can eat it exactly but I'm trying to follow it.

3. We are still continuing with the formula. According to the suggestions in the forum, I started to give formula 3 times a day. Then I adjusted it according to the Peanut's request for food. I give 20 CC food 2 or 3 times a day. I am still not sure exactly when I should stop giving the formula :what:

4. I created a general entertainment area by buying various toys in his cage. Also, I thought it would be good for Peanut nails by buying 1 sandy perch. Of course on John's advice.

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5. The veterinarian suggested that I drop the vitamin Aminosol 2 drops a day into the water. For now, I have been dropping 2 drops in its water, but again I'm not sure if it is the correct behavior. As I said, the veterinarians in my place don't know much about the birds :(

6. According to the information I got from the person I adopted when I opened this subject, Peanut was only 55-60 days old. Now I'm not sure again, but Peanut is just a 70-75-day baby Caique.

7. He spends more time outside with us than in his cafe. He makes him love so much and I think he likes it a lot :)

8. For now, according to the season in the place where I am fruit/vegetable; Broccoli, Green Pepper, Red Pepper, Green Bean, Arugula, Spinach, Peach, Tangerine, Pineapple, Purple Plum, Nectarine, Pear, Carrot, Grape, Apple. I give these daily in small portions. He likes it quite :)

9. As dried nuts; We try to give Fresh Hazelnut, Cashew, Peanut, Fresh Walnut, Carob, Popcorn. I try to keep the portions small.

These are all we've been through for now. Again, I will share with you when there is a situation :heart2:

Special thanks to @Irishj9 :heart:

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Peanut is so adorable!!

Thank you for posting this thread. I just got a Caique and he's going on three months next week. I was worrying about his feet and everything and found all the post so informative. I'm feeling a bit over my head currently with him.
 
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