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Re: Introducing new foods?

Posted by tina on 6/12/06
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    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!
    >
    > Andie
    >
    > http://exoticpets.about.com/cs/birds/a/birdspickyeater.htm
    >
    > http://exoticpets.about.com/cs/birds/a/parrotdiets_2.htm
    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...