The Period Of Feeding The Parrot Chicks


During the period of feeding the chicks, especially in the first two weeks, the wet mixture is the main component in the daily diet of parrots (70-80%).

Options for mixtures for parrots during the feeding of chicks

Mixture "D"

  • Hard boiled chicken egg 1;
  • Grated white crackers or dry cookies 1.5 tablespoons;
  • Calcium Gluconate or Glycerophosphate 2 tablets;
  • Glucose 2 tablets;
  • Vitamin C 1 tablet.
Mix preparation scheme
  1. Powder tablets and dragees.
  2. Add grated dry cookies or white crackers.
  3. All mix well.
  4. A hard-boiled egg is crushed and mixed with the powder mixture so that all pieces of the egg are well rolled in the dry mixture.
The Period Of Feeding The Parrot Chicks
Feeding chicks and adult birds

As soon as the chicks hatch, the mixture is given daily until the last chick is 8-10 days old (one day they give a mixture with cookies, the second with white breadcrumbs). This amount of mixture is enough for two families of budgies or azure parrots, with 4-6 chicks each, or a pair of Corellas with 4-5 chicks.

A day or two before the appearance of the chicks, fruits and greens are completely excluded from the diet of adult birds. Cannabis is completely excluded from grain feed (until the chicks grow), the rate of the grain mixture is increased as the number of chicks is added.

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Variants of mixtures for adult birds during the feeding of older chicks (20-30 days)

Mixture "E1"

  • Hard Boiled Chicken Egg 2;
  • Grated white crackers or semolina 2 tablespoons;
  • Dry milk mixture with oat flour for baby food 1 tablespoon;
  • Glucose 3 tablets;
  • Calcium glycerophosphate 3 tablets.
How to make a mixture
  1. Triturated tablets.
  2. Dry milk mixture and semolina or white crackers are added.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Eggs are crushed separately and mixed thoroughly.
Feeding chicks and adult birds

The prepared mixture is enough for two or three families of budgies, lovebirds, or a family of Corelli or necklace parrots. During this period of feeding the chicks, adult birds should receive part of the grain feed in the form of corn or steamed oats and sprouted wheat, except for the mixture that is given daily (alternating semolina and crackers).

The recipe of a mixture for feeding chicks at the age of 3-4 weeks and chicks during their independent stay during the first month of life in a flying cage

Mixture "E2"

  • Hard boiled chicken egg 1;
  • Grated carrots 1 tablespoon;
  • Semolina or grated white crackers 3 tablespoons;
  • Dry milk formula for baby food 1 tablespoon;
  • Calcium Glycerophosphate 1 tablet;
  • Calcium Gluconate 1 tablet;
  • Trivitamin 2-3 drops;
  • Vitaminized fish oil 6-7 drops.
How to make a mixture
  1. The tablets are ground into powder.
  2. Add dry milk mixture, grated white crackers or semolina.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. The crushed egg is mixed with a powdered mass.
  5. Trivitamin or fish oil is added to the grated carrots.
  6. Mix thoroughly, and then mix with all other components.
  7. If the mixture turned out to be very viscous, then add semolina or grated crackers, and if too dry, then carrots or rosehip extract.
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How to give a mixture of parrots

Small and medium-sized parrots are given every day one dessert spoon for each bird. Trivitamin or fish oil is included in the diet no more than twice a week.

The Period Of Feeding The Parrot Chicks

In the mixture containing cookies, grated crackers, cereals, salt is not included, and in a mixture in which there are no these components (semolina included), add two or three grains of salt the size of a millet seed each, previously crushing it together with the tablets. Once or twice a week, instead of this mixture, parrots are given a mixture of boiled potatoes.

A menu should be drawn up depending on the season for a week, a month, and in addition to the grain mixture that is given daily, other feeds should be periodically introduced. The following are approximate weekly rations (by season) for non-offspring birds.