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Re: Why wont she eat certain foods

Posted by Debbie L on 11/07/06
(6) Comments

    On 11/07/06, Brian wrote:
    > Hi Lena,
    > We have recently acquired our Cockatoo. Yes, I know what yor
    > saying about their eating habits. As our little guy came from
    > a Rescue we have been giving him lots of different things to
    > eat.
    > Today eat ate Pork Chops with us, of course obsorb and extra
    > grease with a paper towel. Along with this throughout the day
    > I gave him some kernel corn, apple wedges, banana slices, a
    > few sunflower seeds and a couple of peanuts he had to hull.
    > My reasons for this was to observe what his likes and dislikes
    > were. I have also been going through the cupboards and
    > rerigerator and trying to every little thing that is possibly
    > good for him so for a variety. He also has a pelleted diet on
    > the side. It has been an experience, but your bird will tell
    > you what she/he likes. Today I went to the grocery store just
    > for our bird, well, except for the donuts, ha ha.
    > I have found some good advice on the Internet for Cockatoo
    > feedings, but I believe it will basically be trial and error.
    > I hope this helps too,
    > Brian
    > On 11/07/06, Fran wrote:
    >> On 11/07/06, Lena wrote:
    >>> My cockatoo isn't eating the fruits and nuts I buy her. Is
    >>> that unusaul? Is there another way for her to get that
    >>> protein and nutrients that she needs?
    >> Lena, Cockatoos can be very picky eaters. She needs a
    >> variety of foods and you are right to offer fruits and
    >> veggies (no avocado). Also cooked pasta and beans are good.
    >> A bird formulated pellet is a good main diet, Harrisons,
    >> Roudybush, Zupreem, there are many brands. When you take her
    >> in for her wing trim would be a great time to ask your vet
    >> about getting her to try different foods and a good diet.
    >> One hint, if you are eating and enjoying a food, your bird
    >> will be very tempted to try it :).
    My guys love cream of wheat with a little applesause or oatmeal
    with applesause at night. I give them a warm cerial before
    bedtime it sceems to be their favorite. During the day they get
    fruits, veggies and a good pellet diet and what ever I'm eating
    they love cream cheese on a bagle, tuna fish on whole wheat even
    peanut butter on toast. I try everything, the best veggie that
    they love is baby carrots since they can play with them for a
    while before eating them. They had chicken parm the other night
    and loved that too! The tomato sause wasn't too attractive on
    the white feathers but it came off in his spray in the am. Try
    giving them what ever you eat, No Chocolate or anything with
    caffine my guys try everything even my teals get some too I just
    chop it up smaller for them. My CAG is the biggest piggy of all
    she will eat anything. They love cheerios too my kids taught
    them that. If your eating it give them a taste then after a
    while they will look forward to trying new things. Good luck.
    Debbie L.