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weaning a grey
« on: August 26, 2017, 08:36:16 AM »

Hi
I purchased a grey 2 weeks ago and they said she was weaned but 2 weeks later she still not eating anything. Can someone give me advise on how to wean her myself.
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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 10:10:00 AM »

She must be eating something or she’d be very ill now, she probably eats when you don’t see. What are you feeding her? How old is she?
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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 01:12:39 PM »

She is 13 weeks and is only taking formula
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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2017, 02:06:58 PM »

Hmm some greys revert back to wanting formula for a while, how many times are you feeding her? You’ll need to reduce the times/amount as she’ll not be hungry for anything else. What do you intend to feed her? Start putting pellets/seeds in her bowls and reduce the feeding. She will start to eat don’t worry. I kept giving mine a bit of formula until she was 15/16 weeks, just to build up a bond
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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 03:09:36 PM »

I'm feeding her twice a day and i got seed and pellets in 2 other bowls  i'll just keep doing what i'm doing then
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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 05:47:34 PM »

Reduce to once a day at night, she’ll be more inclined to eat the pellets or seeds in the morning :)
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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2017, 09:17:17 PM »

Ok  thanx 4 the help
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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2017, 11:27:19 AM »

No problem, let us know how she’s getting on ;)
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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2017, 09:42:46 PM »

Try soaking your seed mix so it's easier for it to eat


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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 04:05:34 PM »

Dont think its working got home 2day and she's all quiet in the corner of the cage  so i gave her another feed i didnt clean her cage so i dont know if she's been eating anything. Think i will try again in a couple of days. I'll still put seed in but i will feed her myself
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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 04:51:31 PM »

You can't stop formula feeds till she is eating well.
Have you gave small pieces of warm veg ? Can she eat this ? X



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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 05:44:30 PM »

I didnt stop feeding her i was feeding her once a day at night
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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 06:06:31 PM »

Oh I see sorry
Have you got advice from the breeder or even a vet ? Xx


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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 12:16:26 AM »

Is she sat on the floor or a perch?
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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2017, 05:54:48 AM »

Had her out wiv me all night taking her 2 vets this morning
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2017, 06:03:44 AM »

Good luck , and please keep us posted xxx


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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2017, 10:29:15 AM »

Let us know how she gets on
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2017, 07:44:48 AM »

Had her out wiv me all night taking her 2 vets this morning
How did you get on ? Xx


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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2017, 09:03:35 AM »

Vet said she is dehydrated so she couldnt have been drinking on her own either. Do you think this bird is younger than what they said if i remember when ii firsr had my other grey her eyes were dark but had a bit of white round them this ones eyes are just dark. So she is on antibiotics and im back to feeding her and giving her water myself
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Re: weaning a grey
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2017, 09:55:04 AM »

Babies eyes can stay black up to about 6 months, in my experience both mine have started to change before that time, they start to go light grey first. How old were you told she is? Did the breeder provide paperwork as greys are now CITES protected & I believe they have to. It’s surprising she’s not drinking water though, they do that quite readily. How did the vet assess her dehydration? Was it an avian vet? Just keep feeding her & re-try weaning in a couple of weeks. It’s good the vet didn’t find anything underlying.
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