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Diet and Nutrition Discuss issues related to diet and learn about encouraging your budgie to a variety of healthy foods
Thread Description:Is our seed junky on his way to a healthy diet?

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Old 06-07-2015, 08:59 PM
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Default Yeepee, now new food No.2 is being accepted!

Yay and hooray! This morning for the first time Clouds (aka Seed-Junky) has shown interest in a leafy green in the form of chick weed. Fingers crossed this the start of his new healthy diet.

It was only last week that he started to show interest in something else than his seeds mix, but it was a sort of half-progress as it was still only seeds -albeit from green winter grass from our garden. Lately he was getting really excited every time I came back from the garden -he knew what was coming then

Today, after trying all sorts of things, cooked and raw, wild or grown, I finally found chick weed in my hunt from more ripe winter grasses. I got some in, not really believing that he would touch but lo and behold, he has eaten a few leaves of it, even neglecting his beloved winter grass for a nibble.

I'll give him more tomorrow (now that I know where to find it) and keep hoping that he'll show increasing interest for new (and green) foods.

Yesterday, in desperation, I bought a bag of Australian made budgies crumbs that are packed with vitamins and minerals. No additives or colorants in there, which is nice. I just sprinkled a little on his afternoon seeds. At first he turned away from the lot but hunger got the most of him in the end I can't say he actually ate any of the crumbs but he must have got some of it if only by mistake.

I wonder what the breeder was giving them in their aviary. We never got a chance to talk to him. Is the reluctance for new food part of the settling-in process or the result of previous poor diet?

Anyway, with a bit of luck and a lot of persistence we'll see the end of it soon

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Old 06-07-2015, 09:16 PM
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Awesome...your patience and persistence will continue to pay off. Did you see the recent thread where one of our members shared success getting her budgie to eat pepper's by giving the seed's first, then progressing to the core with meat and seed's on it ? Keep up the good work Dee...
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Thanks Randy!
There's a lot about this process that reminds me of getting our son to like every food. It's all about putting it in front of them until their little hard wired mechanism stop telling them it's new and therefore poisonous
I never gave up with my boy so that bird is not gonna stay on a mono diet either!

And thanks also for bringing that thread to my attention. Very good idea and I fully intend to give it a go too.
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So glad your perseverance has paid off! Awesome job to you and Cloud--
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