Please help me not starve my parrot

A Blue Front Amazon Parrot
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Thank you so very much for all your help! I will keep you posted; and if I can, will comment on the post so that others can see how your suggestions are working out.

Dollar doesn’t go into his cage at night to sleep, thus I don’t cover him. He keeps our schedule and naps a lot.

I suppose I ought to put him in the cage for sleep too…such a bad parent. I do the foraging idea with his snacks, and will do so with his food when I get it in.

The examples of protein content are awesome, and really put things into perspective.

I will gradually add more protein as you said, so as not to cause him any problems.

Fortunately I haven’t been giving him much fiber that I know of. I will look into clicker training and have some material I ordered years ago from and a clicker.

I never did it because he needs to be hungry for treats in order to want to work for food, but maybe with the mix as his diet, I’ll save some cashews for his treat. He’s a great fan of peanut butter:)

Well, you just gave me so much food for thought, and I’m happy to see you posted it for others to learn from. I think that this is great!

Thank you so very much, and I wish you and yours all the best. I am a great fan of Peaches by the way.

I’m so glad you have enriched her life to the degree you have–it just warms my heart to know her story.

Take care, and I’ll keep you abreast of Dollar’s progress.


EK Little

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