My budgies eat their veggies and I'm pleased about that, but they don't always each much of them.
Today when I removed the sugar snap peas from Sage and Jay's cage she seemed to have just been playing with them (carrying them to her perch and then dropping them). In Jake and Skye's cage, I pulled open the pods so they could see the peas and when I cam home, they had eaten all the peas from the pods.
I have tried the pellets with them (the fruity ones, I can't recall the brand but some that Deb recommended) and have had no luck, but I'm determend to keep trying and getting them eating as healthy as possible.
So I'm looking for some tips.
Am I right in thinking that crushing the fruity pellets is a good way to introduce them to the birds so they get used to the taste as being food?
Obviously, I would also like to cut down on the amount of seed they have but don't want to do it too quickly either.
I want to start the change when they get their new cages. I think it'll be easier to keep the birds getting the right amount of seed when they are two per cage.
Once I start to decrease the amount of seed, would I try and cut back on veg to encourage them to try pellets more?
I'm going to try them with some Harrisons pellets as I'm able to get them over here and see if they take to them.
I also believe ideally I want a 30% seed to 70% pellets, am I right?
Oh and millet or a budgie treat stick- once a week, once a fortnight?
I don't now if I missed a sticky about it, but any help is appreciated.