Re: reluctant veggie eater
Posted by Bill R on 1/26/07
On 1/20/07, Meeko's Mom wrote:
> On 1/18/07, Cheri wrote:
>> On 1/18/07, Meeko's Mom wrote:
>>> On 1/18/07, Lucy wrote:
>>>> we adopted a 3 yr old tiel about 6 months ago, she's
>>>> settled into the family nicely and we'd like to get her to
>>>> eat veggies. She's came on a seed diet and we left it
>>>> while she adjusted to us. we've tried alot of things and
>>>> the only veggie she seems to occasionally like is
>>>> carrots. is it time to play hard ball and take her seeds
>>>> away during the day? any tips on tried and true favorites?
>>> I converted my tiels to Zupreem Natural pellets with no
>>> problems at all. Not even from my hard core seed junkies.
>>> I had one given to me, his ONLY diet was sunflower seeds !
>>> But, cannot get any of them to eat fruit or veggies.
>> Hi,,just what I do..my tiels love when I hang greens from the
>> cage on like a clip ,, they love to chew on them I also just
>> stick a flower of broccoli there in between the bars with
>> flower part in the cage. they dont seem to eat it as much in a
>> dish as when I just stick it in the bars... I know mine like .
>> peas, corn,and Lima beans and bananna chips also.. but I never
>> pull there main diet away.
> I tried sticking broccoli in the cage bars yesterday. They ATE
> it ! They would never eat anything out of the dish. Thanks,
> great suggestion !!
Sorry Meeko's Mom, I sent you a blank response a couple days ago.
This is my first experience with a chatboard and I'm not strong
with computer skills. Our Cockatiel has done pretty well with
veggies, but it really improved when I placed a small mirror toy at
the rear of his veggie saucer which I located on the floor of his
cage in a corner. He seems to enjoy watching himself eat. Also I
give him a freash saucer of finely cut veggies before I cover his
cage at bedtime. Most of the time the saucer is pretty much clean
when I uncover him in the morning. Maybe he gets bored waiting for
me to get up in the morning. I also stick various veggies in his
bars per some of the suggestions you received and I place veggies
on platforms in his cage as well. I wish I could get my bird to eat
more pellets, though.