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Diet and Nutrition Discuss issues related to diet and learn about encouraging your budgie to a variety of healthy foods

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Hello friends,

Im Stella Luna and I love love LOVE seeds, and refuse to eat any of my veggies, not hot not cold not mashed or chopped unless there are no seeds in my bowl, my mom provides me with seeds for treats then, which is the only way I would even considering stepping up. She got scared that I wasn't getting the nutrants I needed so she put my seeds back so now I don't touch my veggies, any suggestions for a girl like me?

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Are you feeding your bird just veggies assuming that she will eat them if nothing else is available? If so this is not going to provide enough required nutrients to keep her healthy. I would provide a good quality seed mix and offer some pellets as well. Try hanging a piece of kale or romaine lettuce in the cage and see if she will eat it. One of my birds will eat it if it is hanging but will not eat much if I chop it up and put it in a dish.
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Hi there! I have moved your thread to the Diet and Nutrition section where it's most appropriate.
Have you tried sprinkling some seeds onto the veggie mix?
This section of the forums has lots of stickies with all the detailed info and tips on how to improve your Stella's diet.
Maybe this link below will be useful: https://talkbudgies.com/diet-nutritio...new-foods.html

I also noticed that you have a wicker nest on your Stella's cage and I advise you to remove it from the cage as that can very well trigger her broodiness and encourage her to lay eggs.

Good luck with your girl, I hope she will soon realize how tasty her veggies can be.
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Thank you! My vet advised it because she had a resting egg in her pelvis. Also she said to change her diet to 80% people food 20% seeds. It was just so vague and I was wondering what you guys fed your little ones. Thanks for the link.
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Having the nest on the cage will only make her more predisposed to lay.
Budgies can lay eggs even without a nest and in order to successfully break the egg laying cycle, the idea is to make the budgie as less comfortable to lay as possible and this is done by removing nesting spots, resting places and dark areas where they can take refuge.
You can check this link below for the detailed info:
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I agree with aluz. The best thing you can do for your budgie is remove the nest and discourage her desire to lay.

Please take the time to read the Budgie Articles and Stickies regarding Diet and Nutrition.
There are many tips there for helping introduce new foods to your budgie.

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Hi, what did the vet say about the 'resting egg'??Was she trying to help the hen bring the egg to maturity so she can pass the egg. What does she say your options are. Can the resting egg become infected or become a cyst?

Egg food with veggies chopped real fine with seeds in it can be very tempting to a seed junkie also nutriberries have both shelled seed and pellets that can be mixed into the egg food. Harrisons mash or fine pellet size can be mixed with seeds. Many TB members have fought the seed junkie battle and won . It is a real joy when you see someone say she/he ate their carrots----- today!!! It is like celebrating a birthday when such a breakthru happens. Enjoy the wonderful budgie diet suggestions. Blessings. Jo Ann
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She likes broccoli and bean sprouts. Also the vet said she may have a resting egg or it may be her diet. She instructed me to put the nest in and change her diet. Which I have been doing. I fill her nest with hay and she throws it out and try's to destroy the best. I'm not sure she even knows what it's for. I think she thinks it's another toy.
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Was the vet you saw a certified Avian Vet?

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...-vet-help.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...amination.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...bird-care.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...revention.html
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