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Old 01-25-2015, 07:54 PM
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So are there any tips anyone can offer on how to get my little guys here to try some fresh fruits and veggies? I've given them bits of banana and they just stare at it and ignore it until I have to remove it. I'd like to get them on a better diet than just seed and the occasional millet.

Right now I'm giving them a dried fruit/veggie seed mix, that gets sprinkled into the food.

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Michael, it just takes some patience and perseverance on your part and they will be eating all kind's of stuff...you will find it very gratifying....check out this section and get all kind's of good info on how to proceed...

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Hi Michael, I am a new budgie owner and so far Ive had a decent amount of success with the following. I use a separate feed cup just for his fruits, veggies and egg. I always give him his meals at the same time every morning. He has been pretty good with trying tmost new things that Ive been putting in his cup. He seems to enjoy cut up strawberries, mashed egg, and raspberries the most so far. Tomorrow I am going to use a small food processor though and put romaine lettuce and carrot in and grind them up and see how he likes that. Im thinking routine and placement of the cup for my guy seems to be helping. He is deathly afraid of a leaf of hanging romaine lettuce. lol
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Hi Michael,

I have varying degrees of success amongst my 9 parrots. Some dig right into their meals and others are very picky and prefer their seeds. I have had one take over a year to try [I]any[I] fresh food but I kept giving it to him daily so my advise would be to keep on trying. I feed a variety of fruit but they all get dried or fresh figs daily as they are anti-parasitic. My flock will self medicate on the fig - they might not have any for days or weeks and then they go crazy for days.

You may also want to try eating the same foods in front of your flock making lots of noise as to the delicious nature of the food. This has worked for me as well.

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it will take your budgies a while to get use to other foods... some may not ever want anything but seed or pellets.. they can be quite picky ..

I have found that raw green peas , broccoli , scrambled eggs. raw grated carrot,
blue berries, strawberries.. are my Birds favorites...

just keep offering it to them.. make the food in very small pieces ...
most important .. don't let the uneaten food stay in the cage ... if they don't go to it within an hour I would remove it and start with fresh the next day ..
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You may also want to try eating the same foods in front of your flock making lots of noise as to the delicious nature of the food. This has worked for me as well.
I had a lot of success with that. My little one used to refuse to even look at veg, but the second I pretended to eat it noisily, she'd be totally all over it if I offered it to her. (I usually only offer it to her for a few seconds and, most of the time, she'll hesitate. Go back to pretending to eat it. And the next time I offer it, she's on my hand tearing into the poor, unfortunate veg.)

She actually tried a little bit of watermelon today. She's -hates- the colour red, so she was caught between 'zOMG. The sight doth offend mine delicate senses. TAKE IT AWAY, PEASANT!' and 'Heeeeeeeeey. Whatcha got there? Did you bring enough for the rest of class?'

In addition to looking like you are enjoying the food yourself (be careful. Your saliva is bad for them, so you really don't want them to have contact with it), try serving it prepared in different ways. My Kosh prefers some things shredded, some in large chunks, and yet others minced into oblivion.
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Start by sprouting the seeds.
It unlocks all kinds of goodies and gets them used to other tastes - but it's still seeds. The guide is in the diet section.

What I do with good success, I get baby food in the small jars, stage 2 or something, fruit and vegetable (no chicken or cheese, or what have you), and put just enough into a dish to coat the meal's seeds in it. They - again - get their beloved seeds, but also a different taste.

I do credit that with the fact that they do try their vegetables (not so much fruit). When I put frozen mixed vegetables in their dish (I rinse the frozen pieces under warm water) They go right for it, first the corn, then the peas, last the beans. Carrots are a no-go.

And, when they are in the mood, they decimate the kebab I make from lettuce. I use a bamboo skewer that has a small piece of apple wood (pre-drilled, form the rodent section at the store) on the bottom. Held up by a clothes pin. It's like a toy at first.

I would not put a new flavor out every day, but stick with one for a while.
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Okay. Thanks a bunch for all the different advice and tactics. I'll keep all of that in mind and update everyone if/when I have any success.
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