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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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Old 04-05-2017, 07:08 PM
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Question behavior change with food?

Lemon was a seed junkie when I got him so I immediately bought pellets and started mixing them into his seed. After a few weeks, he was eating the seeds and the pellets. I then started giving him a food dish with 1 teaspoon of seeds and another dish full of pellets. This was working well as he would go back and forth between the pellets and the seeds throughout the day, and then continue to eat the pellets once the seeds were gone. However, he recently changed his eating habits and is not eating his pellets at all. He will eat all of the seeds in one sitting (which isn't normal for him) and then gets hungry and cranky later on for more seeds. If I offer him pellets he gets mad at me and won't touch them. Why was there this sudden change and what can I do to get him back to pellets?

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I'd suggest giving Lemon 1/2 of his daily seed ration each morning and 1/2 each evening.
A budgie should receive only 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons of a high quality seed mix per day.

Keep pellets in his cage 24/7.
When you develop a feeding schedule and routine, Lemon will adjust to it.

Make sure you are also giving him fresh vegetables.

It's advisable to offer egg food once or twice a week.

Best wishes!
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Thanks for the reply! I give him Volkman seeds which I read were high quality, and I have a dish of Zupreem pellets available for him all day. I'm just confused as to why all of a sudden he won't eat the pellets anymore. Even when his seed ration is gone, he won't eat the pellets...and I can tell he's hungry so then I feel guilty. I am trying to get him to eat vegetables but he is very picky so that's going pretty slowly
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You might try a different brand (type) of pellet. I've used the Roudybush maintenance (nibbles size)...they look almost identical to millet in size and color, and had few problems with this brand but the Zupreem (color) pellets were less accepted. Just a thought. Also some formulas may change from batch to batch.
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:16 PM
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I actually almost purchased the Roudybush the other day! I will try it if he continues to be fussy
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Phil is correct.

Roudybush minis or crumbles are both good options.

Which Zupreem pellets are you using - natural or fruity?

I use both Roudybush minis and crumbles and all my birds like the Roudybush much better than the Zupreem natural.
I generally Roudybush in one dish and a little of the Zupreem Fruity Pellets in another to give them a bit of variety.
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I've been using the Zupreem natural. So maybe he just isn't liking the flavor. I will try Roudybush!
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Sounds good -- I'm moving your thread over to the "Diet and Nutrition" section of the forum.

You can update us in this thread on how Lemon likes the Roudybush.

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The "nibbles" size is the smallest and Steve started loving it quickly after trying a few others. In the beginning, I think he thought it was millet, he was a mil-junkie. He gets his seed every other day and next day when I go back to Roudybush he dives right in.
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Thanks for the advice!!
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