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Re: Baby Vos Eclectus Is Reluctant to Eat Her Fruits and Veg

Posted by karen on 7/03/07
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    On 7/03/07, Tracey wrote:
    > We have a baby Vos Eclectus (recently weaned) that is
    being
    > awfully darn stubborn about eating her fruits and veggies.
    > She really, really likes those little fruit flavored
    > cockatiel pellets and papaya, but that's about it. We've
    > tried Kiwi, oranges, apples, bananas, corn on the cob,
    > tomatoes, eggs, spaghetti, carrots, and two different
    types
    > of peppers. She'll nibble on things (mostly the peppers
    and
    > carrots) but most of it just ends up all over my floor. I
    > realize she's just a baby and it will take time for her to
    > pick up a taste for all of these things, but I also know
    > that it's not a good thing for her to just eat pellets as
    > they may or may not cause toe tapping and the such.
    >
    > So, any ideas on how to get her to ditch the pellets and
    > eat her greens?

    Hi
    Glad to hear you are trying! Here are some things that
    worked for me.
    Try adding some steamed chopped vegetables to some baby food.
    Your baby may like the soft feel of the steamed veg and the
    sweet of the baby food, carrot may work.
    Soft garbonzo beans are also good. I got my guys eating veg
    by letting them take them off my plate.
    Try feeding you boy with a plastic baby spoon, my guys will
    take anything off a spoon.
    Try blanched green beans & long strips of sweet potato
    lightly baked. The leaves off broccoli are some of my guy’s
    favorite. I had to eat a bean and hand one to my bird, eat
    another one and say YUMM.
    If you act like it is good he may try it.
    You may also want to try a better pellet. I do not like
    pellets with color. Talk to you vet about
    Harrison organic parrot food.
    Keep trying & good luck!