03-22-2015, 10:33 AM
I'm glad that people are chiming in to help you on this one. I also wouldn't know what to do without the help of a good avian vet.
I had a problem with my poor Princesa Pío who never weaned, although I'm sure it had to do with the illness she was hiding as she never fully feathered, even at 58 days old. She never ate seed, not once, and only wanted formula.
Still, I find it odd that Sheik has regressed back to only wanting seeds. Have you changed the seeds or how you are presenting them to him? Will he still eat his parsley?
I would not force feed him. Some budgies will take months (I've read of one budgie who took one year to wean completely!) to fully wean if they are raised alone. You can try putting a mirror under seeds so that he sees "another budgie" eating them when he gets close.
I hope he makes some progress!
Bethany and Jorge
Mini schnauzer, Watson (July 18, 2009)
Budgie, Sammy (April 13, 2014)
RIP Príncipe Pío