On 4/17/05, angie wrote:
> My guys get pieces of bananas,apples,pine nute a walnut and
> pistachios in the morning.Oh and cabbage sometimes too.
> Afternoon,usually fresh yellow and red peppers sliced with cherry
> tomatoes.Onse in a while a few pieces of grilled cheees sandwich as
> a treat.And whatever I have for lunch if its healthy for my guys.
> Supper is,green beans,corn,broccolli spears,cailiflower,baby
> carrots,butternut squash.I also give my guys blueberries and a few
> fruits,not to keen on the fruit thing cuze of all the sugars.
> My guys get pieces of steak and many other things.
> So thats why I dont think my babies need pellets.
You had me up till the steak! The reason I asked is that I too raise
Africans and I do wean my birds on to pellets. Their first foods are
fresh foods, then pellets come in second.
I do this for several reasons. Once accustomed to pellets, most
birds will eat anything. Once accustomed to seed, it's tough to get
them to like pellets. I do feed seed, but not as a staple of the
But once out of my home, I have no control over what someone does,
and I've learned that the best, heartfelt promises of a varied diet
often fall by the wayside. Cooking and preparing for birds is a big
task and unfortunately, not everyone will continue it.
So pellets at least give them a more nutrient rich diet if their only
choices are pellets and seed.
Good luck with your new bird.