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As promised, here are a few pics of my little girl.

Also, I'm starting to wonder if she might be a bit over weight considering she only eats seeds and she s been eating lots of millet recently. We sent a few pics to her previous owner recently and he said she looked as if she had on some weight. I can't weigh her since she doesn't like me holding her. Maybe i could get a kitchen scale and sprinkle some millet seeds on it to hernlire her onto it. Umm..or does she look underweight to anyone?
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She is adorable! She does not seem to be obese based on these pictures. If she allows you to feel around her chest bone gently, then you can see if she has a lot of body fat or if she's just right. Your avian vet can also do this quickly and can weigh her. I use a kitchen scale to weigh my budgie, either by putting him in a tupperware with a napkin over the top (adjusting the scale for the extra weight) or by just perching him on a bowl or cup on top of the scale. My Sammy weighs 37-40g and he's a big budgie!

You can try incorporating more fruits and veggies into your budgie's diet if you're worried about her only eating seeds and millet. Also, limit her millet to 1 stalk per week if she's alone and healthy. There is a ton of information on TB about healthy budgie diets

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Thanks so much for the prompt reply. She comes onto my hand to eat seeds or millet but doesn't like me touching her otherwise. If I try to touch her while she is sitting on my hand she pecks or flies away.

I'm glad she doesn't look fat. I really need to find an avian vet to get her fully checked out and get her nails trimmed too. Sigh, if anyone can recommend an avian vet in the East Midlands in the UK, I'd be really grateful.

I'll buy a kitchen scale and try weighing her. She hates coming out of her cage so I'll have to be crafty..(another reason why I'm worried about weight gain though her cage is fairly large and sometimes she flies around in it though she isn't the most active bird. )

I only use millet for training or um..to make her like me better . A few 'pods' a day at the most and definitely less than a stalk a week. I'm still trying to get her to eat veggies but so far no luck. After 4 months.. . Ive tried offering them to her in various ways but she either ignores them or is scared of them. Anyway, I mix some with her seeds every day and hopefully at some point she ll try them.
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Keep trying with the fruits and veggies. My own Sammy was super stubborn at first, too. I found out that he liked the veggies whole instead of chopped up or messed with. So I put whole cilantro and parsley stalks, lettuce leaves, a bit slice of carrot, a slice of mandarin, etc. I've also taught him that me saying "yummy yummy" means that it's delicious by eating whatever I offered him while standing next to his cage.

It's normal for even a hand-trained budgie to fly away if he senses that you are going to touch or grab his sensitive spots - head, back, belly, etc. You can just rub your finger lightly along her belly to see about the fat deposits.

Try weighing her next to her cage where she's more comfortable. Or put it at the bottom of the cage with some millet on it if you want to get really crafty.

Good luck finding an avian vet! I'm so happy with mine (in Madrid) and am glad that I've got a good relationship with the clinic in case of emergencies!
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PrincipePio has given a very apt reply to your query. It's difficult initially to get budgies to eat vegetables and fruits. Food offered will be wasted in the beginning but if he/she is adamant, then we'll too have to be adamant and offer them regularly. They might even get scared initially but will eventually get used to them.
My budgies eat a lot of veggies like spinach, grated carrots and beetroot, soaked and sprouted mung beans, green grams but they have not touched fruits even after being three years in my home. Good luck to you.
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Pip, all I can say is...WOW....she is beautiful....

Bethany has shared some great info with you. I don't know if you have nutriberries available but they are great for getting bird's going on pellet's. Let her see you eat whole lettuce leaves for a few day's and then put one in her cage. Sprouting some of her favorite seed would be a good thing too....
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Pip, all I can say is...WOW....she is beautiful....

Bethany has shared some great info with you. I don't know if you have nutriberries available but they are great for getting bird's going on pellet's. Let her see you eat whole lettuce leaves for a few day's and then put one in her cage. Sprouting some of her favorite seed would be a good thing too....
Sigh, she is beautiful, isn't she??!!

I've tried Harrison s pellets but shedoesnt touch them. For about a month I mixed every day broccoli with her seeds and I think she finally started eating a bit. At least her poo looked a bit greenish but then I got worried about overdosing her with brocolli so today she is getting spinach, coriander and carrots.

I munched a bit of spinach in front of her and told her how delicious she is but she just looked at me as if I'm some sort of barbarian eating crazy green stuff...
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PrincipePio has given a very apt reply to your query. It's difficult initially to get budgies to eat vegetables and fruits. Food offered will be wasted in the beginning but if he/she is adamant, then we'll too have to be adamant and offer them regularly. They might even get scared initially but will eventually get used to them.
My budgies eat a lot of veggies like spinach, grated carrots and beetroot, soaked and sprouted mung beans, green grams but they have not touched fruits even after being three years in my home. Good luck to you.

Oh thanks, I was wondering about mung beans. I'm sprouting some at the moment. Can they eat the sprouted mung raw? Also what about sprouted methi ie fenugreek seeds?
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Yes, they can surely eat the raw sprouted mung beans. I feed them mung every morning...it is rich in proteins. You can even mash and offer it to them.
I mistyped in my earlier post....it should be green chickpeas, which can be soaked and mashed and offered. I've not tried fenugreek seeds yet but I'll once I do some thorough research. You can even offer them oats, sesame seeds, flax seeds but in limited quantity as they have high oil content.
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