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Feeding Baby Parrotlets

Some quick tips on how to feed your baby parrotlets and what you should be feeding them.

Q: Is it better to use a spoon or a syringe when hand-feeding baby parrotlets? And what kind of diet would you feed them?

Linda RubinSandee Molenda explains:

It is much easier and there is less of a chance to aspirate when hand-feeding parrotlet chicks with a syringe rather than a spoon. Almost any commercial hand-feeding formula is good to feed parrotlet chicks. It really is a preference of the breeder as to consistency, smell and, most importantly, availability. I do not recommend to start feeding one brand of formula and then switch to another.

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This is more of a question...when your parrot is 5 weeks of age, how many times should you hand feed? I am watching the crop to be sure it is empty, and am feeding 4 times a day right now. Thank you for your time! It is a senegal parrot.
Donna, Onalaska, WA
Posted: 5/6/2009 12:18:33 PM
My little parrotlet is past the baby stage but I
appreciated the info.
Janet, Henderson, NV
Posted: 10/17/2008 8:04:47 AM
I would like to hear more about baby
Janet, Henderson, NV
Posted: 10/7/2007 12:04:34 PM
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