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Re: reluctant veggie eater

Posted by Debbie on 1/27/07
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    I dont know if it would help but here for all of my birds.... I mix
    roudybush pellets with a little warm/hot water then add a little
    peanut butter to make kind of a pellet cookie.
    They also like the roudybush rice pellets in the tiny size.
    Good luck
    Debbie


    On 1/26/07, Bill R wrote:
    > On 1/20/07, Meeko's Mom wrote:
    >> On 1/18/07, Cheri wrote:
    >>> On 1/18/07, Meeko's Mom wrote:
    >>>> On 1/18/07, Lucy wrote:
    >>>>> we adopted a 3 yr old tiel about 6 months ago, she's
    >>>>> settled into the family nicely and we'd like to get her to
    >>>>> eat veggies. She's came on a seed diet and we left it
    >>>>> while she adjusted to us. we've tried alot of things and
    >>>>> the only veggie she seems to occasionally like is
    >>>>> carrots. is it time to play hard ball and take her seeds
    >>>>> away during the day? any tips on tried and true favorites?
    >>>>
    >>>> I converted my tiels to Zupreem Natural pellets with no
    >>>> problems at all. Not even from my hard core seed junkies.
    >>>> I had one given to me, his ONLY diet was sunflower seeds !
    >>>> But, cannot get any of them to eat fruit or veggies.
    >>>
    >>> Hi,,just what I do..my tiels love when I hang greens from the
    >>> cage on like a clip ,, they love to chew on them I also just
    >>> stick a flower of broccoli there in between the bars with
    >>> flower part in the cage. they dont seem to eat it as much in a
    >>> dish as when I just stick it in the bars... I know mine like .
    >>> peas, corn,and Lima beans and bananna chips also.. but I never
    >>> pull there main diet away.
    >>
    >> I tried sticking broccoli in the cage bars yesterday. They ATE
    >> it ! They would never eat anything out of the dish. Thanks,
    >> great suggestion !!
    >
    >
    >
    > Sorry Meeko's Mom, I sent you a blank response a couple days
    ago.
    > This is my first experience with a chatboard and I'm not strong
    > with computer skills. Our Cockatiel has done pretty well with
    > veggies, but it really improved when I placed a small mirror toy
    at
    > the rear of his veggie saucer which I located on the floor of his
    > cage in a corner. He seems to enjoy watching himself eat. Also I
    > give him a freash saucer of finely cut veggies before I cover his
    > cage at bedtime. Most of the time the saucer is pretty much clean
    > when I uncover him in the morning. Maybe he gets bored waiting
    for
    > me to get up in the morning. I also stick various veggies in his
    > bars per some of the suggestions you received and I place veggies
    > on platforms in his cage as well. I wish I could get my bird to
    eat
    > more pellets, though.
    >
    > --Bill R