On 6/11/06, Andie wrote:
> 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!
He is about 18 months. It seems he only wants to eat what he is
used to eating. I removed the seed cake from his cage. I will
check out the sites you posted. Thank you...