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Re: Why wont she eat certain foods

Posted by Fran on 11/07/06
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    On 11/07/06, Lena wrote:
    > My cockatoo isn't eating the fruits and nuts I buy her. Is
    > that unusaul? Is there another way for her to get that
    > protein and nutrients that she needs?

    Lena, Cockatoos can be very picky eaters. She needs a
    variety of foods and you are right to offer fruits and
    veggies (no avocado). Also cooked pasta and beans are good.
    A bird formulated pellet is a good main diet, Harrisons,
    Roudybush, Zupreem, there are many brands. When you take her
    in for her wing trim would be a great time to ask your vet
    about getting her to try different foods and a good diet.
    One hint, if you are eating and enjoying a food, your bird
    will be very tempted to try it :).