6 years ago575 views
How to Hand Feed Your Bird - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Hi, I am Ian Brown here at The Golden Cockatoo and I am here to discuss hand feeding birds, the do's and the do not's. Hand feeding birds is a very delicate process. It requires you mixing the formula to a precise measurement of using 25 to 35 percent solids and keeping the formula at its temperature of 102 to 110 degrees. Hand feeding is not something that we really recommend doing yourself at home. There can be a lot of problems due to over bonding and overprinting of you are spending too much time with the bird and not giving himself his own time to grow on his own. There is also the issue of you possibly aspirating the bird or having something go wrong during the hand feeding process. Hand feeding should be done by professionals or, if you are going to do it at home, you need to have someone teach you properly, how to do it.