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hannahbird
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PostSubject: Lights on, lights off   Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:15 pm

Is it okay:
I'm watching a movie tonight (and its only 8 ), so I turned the lights off and Zada started making her sleepy noises, grinding her beak, and now shes asleep. I am going to have to wake her up it a bit to give her a night time feeding. Is this going to confuse her/mess up her sleep cycle?
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PostSubject: Re: Lights on, lights off   Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:39 pm

What's a "night time feeding"? Are you still giving her an evening handfeeding of baby formula?

If she doesn't wake up by herself and is hungry, don't wake her and feed her. Make sure she has food in her bowl for the morning.

If she's grinding and falling asleep she's probably full and just fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Lights on, lights off   Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:42 pm

patdbunny wrote:
What's a "night time feeding"? Are you still giving her an evening handfeeding of baby formula?

If she doesn't wake up by herself and is hungry, don't wake her and feed her. Make sure she has food in her bowl for the morning.

If she's grinding and falling asleep she's probably full and just fine.
Yeah she is still on baby formula
And okay thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Lights on, lights off   Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:50 am

Feel her crop before giving her an evening feeding. If the crops full, give her an evening cuddle and/or "big bird" snack and forego the baby formula. I know of 2 year old macaws that throw fits if they don't get their evening handfeeding. They're weaned, they're just spoiled. Not saying spoiled/pampering is bad, but enough is enough. It's mentally holding them down to keep them mentally dependent like that. IMHO.

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PostSubject: Re: Lights on, lights off   Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:58 am

Okay I will. She is still on 2 feedings a day, but she eats pellets and pretty much any kind of human food I give her.
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