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Weaning
« on: August 24, 2013, 05:15:02 AM »

Been reading lots of horror stories online about people buying AGs from private breeders, being told they are weaned and turning out to not be.

I'm going to view him again tomorrow, what signs are there that he is ready to come home next week?

Don't want to get him and have to syringe feed him. He is already eating solids as treats? 10-11 weeks old and already fully developed feathers so he is a fast grower for sure!

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Re: Weaning
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 09:26:03 AM »

Most greys are ready at 12 weeks, so by next weeks you baby should be ready. He should be eating veggies and solid foods confidentley, flying or attempting to fly and he should be alert and curious of his surroundings.

Dont be afraid of asking your breeder questions, if he is a good one and you fel you can trust him he wont mind all the questions :)
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Re: Weaning
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 10:25:39 AM »

hi

the breeder will be able to let you know . if your baby is ready to come home ask the breeder how long your baby as been eating by himself by this i mean without the breeder giving any handrearing formula ideally a minimum of a week 7 days . ask if he/she is able to fly if not i would advise to wait till your baby can at least fly from a IE cage or stand and land on you or land without crashing onto the floor or into the wall. usually by the time there 12 weeks old there can eat and fly OK so should be OK to go home with you. but if the breeder say it might want to be topped up with handrearing formula. don't bring it home ,

i see in your other post you are getting pellets to feed him/her. that's OK .
but for the first week or so try to feed the same food as what the breeder was feeding. ask if you can have some of the seed if that's what the breeder is feeding just enough for a week or so till he/she gets used to been at your home same with fruit n veg . you can offer pellets but keep what he /she is used to for a while, and you'll be fine ,
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Re: Weaning
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 05:15:39 AM »

Hi guys,

Went to see little man last night. He is constantly trying to fly (jumping off the table didn't go well though) he is cracking peanut shells (I wasn't happy with this tbh) and eating sunflower seeds. She is currently just "topping him up" in the evenings but will be stopping this in next few days.

I'm picking him up next Wednesday. Can't wait :)
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Re: Weaning
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 10:08:52 AM »

hi

i would certainly advise against feeding peanuts in the shell. I'm sure you've read why . if your picking him/her up in a couple of days time this means he/she as only been of the formula a couple of days i would not pick him up till the following Wednesday sorry if that's the one you mean. but a couple of days of the formula isn.t really long enough . i know you cant wait but it will go quickly.
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