There, I go some time where I do not need to, and I find a problem. In the "lack of ideas" for writing posts I went to ask a respectable breeder who suggested me the theme, and she "stuck in shit." FOR AND CON OF MANUALLY FED OF PARROTS ". And this word of "hranjenja" has a lower connection between "njenja". Translation is not possible...
And also I have help and the public.
A friend came to us and now she and my wife are watching the two American brothers arranging their homes. Very inspirational!
Now, I, as someone who knows about birds, is going to write about a pitiful or savage.
To solve the dilemma immediately: I AM DEFINITIVE FOR PURCHASED PARROTS.
This view was from the perspective of a person who wants a parrot as a pet or as a parrot-training person.
I did not get too much into feeding food, did I make myself, whether I used purchasing preparations, but what I know from my own experience of hand-fed parrots are much easier for socialization and training.
Manual feeding is what I prefer, and I have practiced in all of my birds that were predestined for socialization. Manual feeding can be done using a syringe with or without a rubber tube, a jug that has a funnel on top.
Of course, the human race is a real famine about what the "tools" use to feed the bird. Some are tubular advocates, others are opponents because the bird supposedly does not feel food but the food goes directly into the crop. These are just assumptions. The assumption is that when a bird comes in the mouth, the bird feels the same and feels it, but can anybody find out what the bird feels if you feed directly into the crop? Whether the bird has developed some receptors to feel the food from the crop, we can only speculate.
Practice has shown that hand-fed birds on the syringe or spleen are much spotted, become much more dull and much longer feeding, if we want the bird to feel the food. If we open the beak and throw the contents inside, it is almost certain that the bird's content will spill or not swallow it. Of course it does not work like this, but the bird is lightly swallowed, little by little, as much as it can swallow. And then the bird feels the taste of food and enjoys it. Which of the breeders so feeds their birds? A few of them, especially if they have more birds to feed, and at least two or three hours each, to feed them a bit, they do not even have a break, but when they finish the last one, they go back to the first.
So we come to the point that we still feed the bird food through a syringe or a spoon suddenly and quickly. And then somebody came up with the idea that he could put the tube directly into the crop.There is one danger, and that is, the tube goes into the wrong channel and the bird can be suffocated. That is why I teach my birds to swallow the tube and then slowly spray the contents into crop. And no, it's not stressful for birds as some claim. I never had a problem with this and later did not have any problems with the bird's self-preservation. Of course, everything about the bird and so on the transition from the syringe to the self-feeding must be gradual. Both birds are alive and healthy.
What I would not recommend is that you produce food for manual feeding because, however, buying food "should" have all the ingredients needed to grow a bird.
Contrary to manual feeding of birds, it is natural, ie, when the birds are bitten by their parents. Definitely a much better solution for the baby, but provided parents also feed on healthy and righteous food. If parents solely on dry (unhealthy) food, then the story of naturally pruned birds does not hold water. I do not want to enter the issue of healthy or unhealthy food now. I have to let go of a topic for another post.
Let me subdue!
Manually cared birds are much better and easier to get on to a future owner, though they may be too tangible to a man, and this brings some other problems that I had with my Ara Harlequin that I had to take away from, but everything can be done while the young bird .
On the other hand, naturally fed birds are less well-suited to the human arm, but this can be repaired later by a little reinforced socialization.
What would have further emphasized is that in considering the EU's initiative to ban the parrot manually, it only goes to natural extortion, which should make it easier for growers and make it harder for future owners, and that only one bird can not be bought in the future, in the future will be obliged to go in pairs. That is for breeder's jack pot.
Keep your birds safe