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How to know if my keet has been eating?

Posted By: Kacey_Bugsy_777

How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/04/04 03:56 PM

I am very worried that Kacey hasn't been eating her millet. I've had her for a week today. I had Beeker for a week and a day before he started showing signs of illness. He wasn't eating either. Although, she is maintaining body heat. (I can feel it in her feet) And I am not sure if they can do that without eating alot. Should I call a vet and get the min. Wieght a parakeet her age should be? Just to make sure she has been eating?
Posted By: Kacey_Bugsy_777

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/04/04 08:41 PM

I need some opinions. confused
Posted By: Kacey_Bugsy_777

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/04/04 09:14 PM

Please! eek confused
Posted By: Pebbles_lil_cutie

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/05/04 03:40 PM

Well you could check the level of her food and the left over of her food on the bottom of her cage and somtimes the curnols are in the food bin to.
Posted By: BudgieLover

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/06/04 04:26 AM

Yeah, and also, worry more about the seed she's eaten than the millet, cuz millet is kinda like junk food, so keets shouldn't have it all the time anyway smile If there are hulled out seeds in her food thing, she's been eating at least some. Hmmm I don't know what else to tell you, sorry. confused I hope Kacey is okay, good luck! smile
Posted By: Sushi'n'Stitch

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/06/04 05:34 AM

Just eating millet isn't healthy at all - Kacey really needs to be eating seed as her staple, with some healthy foods on the side (and millet as a treat).

I check Sushi's dish every morning - if you look closely enough, you can tell the hulls and the seeds apart. If there are hulls there, the bird has eaten the seed inside.
Posted By: Kacey_Bugsy_777

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/06/04 06:26 AM

I actually sat and watched her for a bit today, and I saw her eating her millet. She HAS had seed since I brought her home, but I didn't think she liked it. So I went out and bought her a new mix today. Nutraphase Gold. Is that a good brand?
Posted By: Pebbles_lil_cutie

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/06/04 02:51 PM

Hull oh ok so thats what you say not curnal ok that good! smile I really don't know if its a good brand sorry! smile
Posted By: getlow316

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/07/04 05:38 AM

I always worry too about a new bird and eating. I have not noticed my new bird eating either. I always worried if he knew it was there, if he could find it and such. I think it just takes a day or so for them to feel comfortable enough to start looking around. All my other birds I worried the same way yet they all seemed to do ok. As far as the seed brand being ok, I'm sure your keet will let you know! smile
Posted By: Lisa Shea

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/09/04 08:01 AM

New birds tend to be shy about eating but they really will eat if they're hungry. Make sure you offer a variety of veggies and such to your keet - seed is a good start, but it's not a full nutritious diet smile I don't know that any seed is really "better" than any other in a global sense, it would sort of be like arguing over types of bread. They are all just various breads in the end. I suppose I'd choose a seed mix that had a variety of shapes just for interest's sake, but it's more important that you have the veggies and other things vs choosing a particular brand of seed.
Posted By: Budgie Jumper

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/11/04 01:41 AM

what about pellets? are those super good if you can get them eaten?
Posted By: Kacey_Bugsy_777

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/11/04 01:48 AM

What veggies should I start with? confused
Posted By: Kacey_Bugsy_777

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/11/04 04:38 AM

I am thinking I will give Kacey a chance to bathe tomorrow. smile What veggies should I start to feed her??? confused
Posted By: Lisa Shea

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/11/04 08:50 AM

Kacey, I've got an entire page on that here -

http://www.lisashea.com/petinfo/recipes/onlyseed.html

remember, one at a time and be slow with it. Parakeets are very smart and need to learn to trust on their own schedule.
Posted By: Lisa Shea

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/11/04 08:52 AM

BudgieJumper - we talk about kibble in other threads but it is normally healthier for living creatures to get their nutrients naturally vs from chemical goo shaped into squares smile So if you are feeding your parakeet a healthy mix of foods -

http://www.lisashea.com/petinfo/recipes/healthyfood.html

then that is the best way for them to live. Also, it is far more tasty. Think of yourself. You eat a variety of foods right now. Would you be happy if all you ate every day was colored goo?
Posted By: getlow316

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/11/04 06:43 PM

Cracked me up! When I was in school there were some things that I considered colored goo! Yuk! I have never even considered pellets, always used seed and millet, veggies, fruit, and now thanks to this site my bird will have a wide world of things to try now and then. wink -Scott
Posted By: Lisa Shea

Re: How to know if my keet has been eating? - 12/14/04 06:56 AM

Yup not only is it nutritious for the bird but it also keeps their curiosity going smile
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