Re: Changing their diet ?
Posted by GreyLady on 5/24/08
life. How can I change it's
> diet to fresh fruit and veg.?
You can do it but expect it to be very slow going. Diet
change, even when for the better, is a hard sell to most
birds. It must be done gradually. We cannot "starve" a bird
into eating correctly. Start to offer her a big variety of
fresh and steamed veggies, fresh fruits, scrambled eggs,
cooked brown rice, toasted whole grain bread and other good
foods. Don't be surprised if she turns up her nose for
several times but the key is, do not give up. Be persistent
in offering new healthy items. Then, very gradually, start
to reduce the amount of seeds, especially sunflower seeds,
from her diet. Also try her on some pellets, mixed with her
seed mix. There is nothing wrong with birds having some
seeds as part of their diet. It's my opinion, they all
should have some, to help keep down boredome. But keeping
them down around 20% of the entire diet is always my own goal
with my flock. Good luck.