On 6/11/06, Tina wrote:
> Ok. I finally got Franklin home this past Thursday. He is
> doing great! But,he has been on only one food it seems and
> I want to introduce other things. Right now he eats ZuPreem
> Avian Maintenance Fruit Blend. This is what he has been on
> his entire life so far. I think he should be getting other
> things. What is the best way to intrduce new foods?
> Also,what kinds of things should I be introducing? I tried
> a dried fruit and nut blend from the pet store but he
> doesn't seem to touch it. I also tried fresh apple but,
> again,no success. He does seem to be eating from a seed bar
> I hung in his cage. He likes that. With everything I've
> read,it seems he should be getting so,so much more. Any
> info would be great. Thanks...Tina.
At least he is on a pelleted diet to start with. You didn't
say how old he is...I suspect he is young (sorry I can't keep
up with all the posts =). If he is he should take to things
readily with a little persistance. The seed bar hanging in
his cage is like a candy bar...I'm sure he LOOOOVES it =).
They are often made with molassas. They are ok given every
ONCE in a while as a good treat, but definately in moderation
as all that sugar is bad for them. Fruits can be high in
sugar too so give those in moderation. Below I linked two
excellent articles. I encourage you to read them both. The
first one is introducing new foods and the second is what
fruits and vegetables are good for them. Good luck!