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 :).