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Date:11/20/2014 2:07:59 PM
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Glad to hear you are finding the blogs interesting...I want to thank you for stopping by everyday with your vote...My campaign is winding down with only 3 days to go...Sure hope I get to the Castle...V4U...Today for my campaign blog I would like to talk about which I forgot to do before..."The first few days after bring you new Cockatiel home"..If possible,set up the cage before you get your new bird.Place food containers near a perch and on the floor, so they are quite conspicuous and give the bird an opportunity to choose where it feeds.In new surroundings and on its own for the first time,a young cockatiel may be reluctant to feed from a hopper,but will eat seed in an open container at perch level.After being released from the traveling box, the cockatiel may fly around rather wildly for a few seconds, before perching.Try to leave the bird alone in the room for an hour or so to settle down after the journey.Turn on the light before it gets dark.At first, the cockatiel, droppings are likely to be greenish,but once it starts to eat,these will firm up and darken in color.You can check the amount of food being eaten by the presence of seed husks on the floor of the cage,since cockatiel only eat the kernels of seeds,the outer casing.On the second or third day, you can offer a little green food through the bars of the cage.Hold it still and keep a slight distance away so that you do not overwhelm the cockatiel.It may refuse the food,and it shows no interest,simply drop the green food through the bars, in top of the seed.Sooner or later the cockatiel should be attracted to eat it and in time will become eager to feed from your hand...Have a wonderful Wednesday..Birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)
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