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Re: Gracie's adoption

Postby Bird woman » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:39 pm

All good things in time. In the old days they used to swear by the flooding , training technique and taking advantage of the honeymoon period. Now everything is different , low and slow. I believe the same should hold true with new parrot owners as long as they have good basic knowledge. As we all know there isn't enough hours in a day if everyday of our lives was devoted to learning about exotic birds. And it is always ever so changing as more research and studying progresses. Fresh food is always best but a good staple seed and pellet combo also has its place especially with a rescue that is just learning to explore fresh veggies fruits and different foods. Most family's don't have the luxury of being to stay with there bird 24/7 so it is good to have other food alternatives that can be relayed on if needed. I feel if the bird will except a good assortment of veggies , grains and fruits on top of having pellets and seed for a staple then the battle is won. Rescuing and adopting a parrot especially a large one in my experience is not much different than adopting a child into your family , you learn about each other and all grow together in time. There's always going to be ups and downs and then we adjust for the downs and applaud the ups. :thumbsup: KUDOS TO YOU KAGRO3 FOR RESCUING GRACIE. YOU ARE ALREADY BEING A GREAT PATIENT MOM. :D BW
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Re: Gracie's adoption

Postby Pajarita » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:01 am

Oh, yes, BW is right. I am a MANIAC when it comes to my parrots food and even I don't change their diet (unless it's truly awful -like the cheapest seed mix or the colored pellets- or the bird is sick from it -as in fatty liver or kidney damage) at the beginning. I always offer them the same thing I give all the others and at the same time the others get it (because a strict solar schedule and the daily routine is one thing that I do from day one) BUT, at the beginning, I also give them what they were used to eating in their previous home. Been rehomed is hard enough on them and one doesn't want to add to the stress (that's another thing that I am a maniac about: stress) by giving them food they don't even recognize as such.

And, yes, again, on the not everybody having the time to do all the research that is needed to begin to scratch the surface of the necessary knowledge (it's hard, it's complicated and, so far, it seems to be never ending!). Thankfully, you don't have to start from square one (as we, people who started having parrots over 20 years ago, had to do) because there is now plenty of information on the net to put you on the right track and all you have to do is take it from there. I only have one advice to you on this: always go to their natural diet (Nature always knows best) and never take anybody's word for anything, just use their opinion to do your own research on the subject.
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