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Message #1996. This is a followup to #1995.

Name:Linda
Date:Sunday August 29, 2004 6:22:32 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Bringing Home A New Nanday
Message:For the sake of everyone who has this question at least in the case for my own birds a pelleted diet mixed with seeds works well for my darling Nandays. Some table food that's healthy, and a vitamin that goes in their water.
Experts may have other opinions, but this is so far our experience. Just no Vitamin C enriched foods like Oranges and avacado's.

Yogurt, bannanas, apples, nuts, watermelon, plums...corn, peas, carrots spagetti noodles stiff or soft. unsalted popcorn- for a treat, sun flower seeds are also treats. ............ Some people I know give their birds meat, but I'd rather not. It takes time to find out what your bird will enjoy and what he does not. Lexi- actually Lexington Alfanzo disliked banana's, but give him an apple and he was happy.

My conures are relatively new to me, but I know enough about birds in general, based on raising Lexi from 16 weeks, and thus far my conures love bananas, bread, 1 is more willing to try new foods than the other. I just keep encouraging.
The diet determines how healthy your bird remains through out it's life.

Kiwi needs in my opinion to try more foods. Mr. Bird: he seems to enjoy everything, and rice was his newest food.

Kiwi won't touch it, but one day I'll coax her gently enough for her to at least taste it.


Hope this helps:
Linda

carolyne wrote:
> Linda,
>
> Thankyou very much for the advice about introducing Hudson to his
> home.
>
> Do you have any advice on feeding?  What kind of diet do you give
> your Nandays and what is their feeding routine?
>
> We have researched on the internet, but advice from an experienced
> person would be appreciated
>
>
>
>
> Linda wrote:
> > Take this a step at a time. A 30 minute car ride? A new home? Nothing
> > like upsetting the applecart.
> > If it were me I believe I would put him in his cage- let him have
> > time to see his surroundings, let him know it's his house. and once
> > he seems to have made the rounds and is perfectly still on a favored
> > perch and seems to be eyeballing you- that's when to drop the door
> > down for him.
> >
> > But don't just leave him. He doesn't know your house. If he gets
> > spooked he could fly into a wall and seriously injure or kill
> > himself. This is the time to put your new young charge on your finger
> > or shoulder and give him the grand tour of your house, slowly. "He'll
> > need more than one- but not necessarily in the same day."
> >
> > Then slowly over the course of days you might start introducting him
> > to the kitchen..............
> >
> > That's the way I've always introduced my birds to the house, and new
> > surroundings. Experts may have a more sound idea than this. But I
> > always make sure it's on the birds terms for the most degree, with
> > some exceptions.
> >
> > Wish you luck with your new Nanday,
> > & we pray that the new introductions to your house goes well for
> > Hudson.
> > Linda & Steve
> > Carolyne wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > Could we get some advice please?
> > > Our Nanday (who we have already named Hudson) will be ready to bring
> > > home in a couple of weeks.  Does anyone have any advice on getting
> > > him used to his new surroundings?  Is it best to put him in his cage
> > > and leave him there for a day or so, or should we let him out
> > > straight away??  He will have a 30 minute car journey from the
> > > breeder to home. Any advice on looking after a young Nanday would be
> > > greatly appreciated.

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