Violet can easily go all day without drinking when she is at work with me. I freaked out at first, but she's fine- perky and sassy, etc. I just don't think tiels drink lots of water- think about where they originally came from- dry areas, etc.
She is pooping. Well, right now she's sleeping...but overall today she groomed, stretched a lot, chattered, flew around a bit, slept, gave me kisses , explored a tiny bit (not as much as I would expect)...
This happened with my skittles,
I thought he wasn't drinking, and people on AA said check the poop, if it's runny he is hydrated, if dry then not, skittles poop was dry, so what I did was I introduced the water bowl to him. I grabbed it and offered the bowl near his neck, nd I would splash it a bit, and then would sort of push it to him ( as a way of saying go on have some!) also talk to him and make noises like "Oooooo, Yumm Yumm!" and he might dip his beak and have a look, if not, put it back in the origan spot, after that, skittles came and drank, and no more dry poop
As for food, i was also giving skittles millet, and so he took no interest in his actual food, so i took skittles out of the cage and repeated the water thing, and maybe pick bits of fruit/ vegetables from it and feed them to him in your hand, and that's how skittles started eating. Now he wakes me up every morning, and wont stop screaming until he gets his breakfast!
Ok, this morning I saw her take a couple sips of water!!! YAY
And while I am holding her, she will eat apple, strawberry, yellow pepper and millet. Are they really such social birds that she wont eat unless I am feeding it to her? I am not always going to have time several times a day to feed her...
She is wonderful. She was so excited to see me this morning. She practically ran onto my hand. She has eaten some fresh foods already. And her poops are much wetter today, so I think we're good on that end. Her poops are super green though. I am not used to that. Maybe cause she eats more seed than my ekkies?
Yes, Skittles had green poop too when he first started with me, I never got an answer so I'm interested in what the green poop means Lol
Celebration that all is going well Oh my god, I think I saw a picture on this forum or google...but somebody's laptop keys were COMPLETLY destroyed LOL ........I would hide your laptop if I were you