Princess in Waiting
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Central FL - beside the Mouse
One step up, two steps back
Frosty is the biggest learning experience I've ever encountered in the animal world. When I brought him home he was doing well, being hand-fed daily but picking at his seed and millet throughout the day. I got him out yesterday and felt that dreaded sharp breast bone and realized that the level in his dish is not changing any - except where I dump it and put in fresh food. ARGHHH!!
I called my friend who suggested immediately putting him on two feedings per day, and said that I may need to come get another 'tiel from her to put in with Frosty until Frosty really learns to eat. I've never seen a bird like this. Of course, he's thrilled at being fed twice daily, but that has started that incessant crying again. She had him in w/another bird that I was going to buy from her last weekend but her husband sold it while she was away from their table. Men!!
The senegal is getting ready to be cut back to two feedings a day. This is the sweetest bird, and one of the easiest I've ever fed. Doesn't make a mess and shake his head and all that. If I go to get another 'tiel this weekend I'm going to see about taking him/her and have DNA sexing done to see if we have a girl or boy. I've been calling the bird Sinbad, but that isn't a very feminine name!
"If they care, it doesn't matter; if it matters, they don't care."