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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 04-22-2018, 11:42 PM
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So as many of you know I rescued a little girl found outside on my college campus. Still looking for an owner.
Anyway, she eats a TON. I give her the 2 teaspoons of seed per day and she eats all of her portion within half an hour. I also gave her a bit of avicake and she ate that very quickly as well. Going to try introducing veggies tomorrow (she’s really skittish, for good reason). Should I feed her more or is she just eating super quickly because she’s afraid it’ll get taken away?

Edit: I do split up her seed between morning and evening like I do with Niko, that wasn’t clear the way I worded it.

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Unless she appears to be underweight, I would continue as you are and just try adding in the veggies and maybe some pellets if you have them.
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I agree with Julia.

Can you tell if she is underweight?
She was probably having a hard time finding food when she was outdoors and is afraid the food is going to disappear if she doesn't gobble it right up.

I'd sprinkle Harrison's High Potency Mash on the seed mix to get her used to the taste of pellets and ensure you have pellets in the cage for her 24/7. Both Zupreem Fruity Pellets and Roudybush Crumbles or Minis would be good choices.

Have you tried giving her egg food yet?
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Unless she appears to be underweight, I would continue as you are and just try adding in the veggies and maybe some pellets if you have them.
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I agree with Julia.

Can you tell if she is underweight?
She was probably having a hard time finding food when she was outdoors and is afraid the food is going to disappear if she doesn't gobble it right up.

I'd sprinkle Harrison's High Potency Mash on the seed mix to get her used to the taste of pellets and ensure you have pellets in the cage for her 24/7. Both Zupreem Fruity Pellets and Roudybush Crumbles or Minis would be good choices.

Have you tried giving her egg food yet?
Thanks guys! That's what I figured. She's at a good weight according to the vet .
I haven't tried egg food but I've been putting in pellets and just started putting in veggies (Our fridge was out of commission for a little while)
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