We have recently acquired our Cockatoo. Yes, I know what yor
saying about their eating habits. As our little guy came from
a Rescue we have been giving him lots of different things to
Today eat ate Pork Chops with us, of course obsorb and extra
grease with a paper towel. Along with this throughout the day
I gave him some kernel corn, apple wedges, banana slices, a
few sunflower seeds and a couple of peanuts he had to hull.
My reasons for this was to observe what his likes and dislikes
were. I have also been going through the cupboards and
rerigerator and trying to every little thing that is possibly
good for him so for a variety. He also has a pelleted diet on
the side. It has been an experience, but your bird will tell
you what she/he likes. Today I went to the grocery store just
for our bird, well, except for the donuts, ha ha.
I have found some good advice on the Internet for Cockatoo
feedings, but I believe it will basically be trial and error.
I hope this helps too,
On 11/07/06, Fran wrote:
> 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 :).