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Old 08-06-2015, 11:50 AM
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Feels like I've tried everything... Grating, mixing into salads, mixing into seeds, dripping the juices onto the seeds and mixing it in, treat clips, taking pretend-nibbles.

She just wont try anything.

Cherry, carrot, carrot green, collard green, kale, apple, banana, spinach, plum. All she'll eat are seeds.

Any tips I might be missing?

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Old 08-06-2015, 12:10 PM
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The best tip is to not give up, be patient and keep offering the new foods till success is achieved.
Have you tried to place a leafy veggie (whole leaf, not cut) onto the cage's bars?
My budgies love to eat the greens in that fashion and also bathe on the freshly washed and dripping wet leaves.

Also if your girl likes to bathe you can add a small leafy veggie onto the birdie bathtub. When she goes to bathe, it's very likely she will nibble on it, even if it's just to get it out of her way.

You may also want try to sprout some seeds for her, most likely she will try it out and love it. Once she goes for the sprouts it will make the transition easier for her when it comes to accepting veggies and the occasional little piece of fruit.

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I have found the same thing with my boy. He's an all seed boy but I want to get him on a healthy mixed diet.

He has a twin feeding dish in his cage and I have given him a little cucumber and mixed thinly sliced up pieces with some tiny bits of millet spray for him to try, hoping his love of millet will mean he is curious enough to see what else he has to eat. So he has half new foods and his normal seed mix still and hopefully he will give the new bits a try.

I'm planning to keep trying different fruits and veg for him this way and if he doesn't eat any, I'll try a different way of feeding him it- in a different dish or presented differently.
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Hey Therm,

This hasn't exactly worked for my girl, but maybe try crushing fruit and dripping the juice onto their normal food to help them associate the smell and flavour with something they can eat.
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The first vegetable my guys tried (and loved) was sweet corn kernels sprinkled with a teeny bit of garlic powder (NOT salt).
Budgies seem to love "spicy" tastes.
My guys adore fresh basil, cilantro and chickweed.
They also like zucchini and red pepper.
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My birds love thawed frozen corn, followed by green peas, then green beans (its the standard mixed vegetable stuff from the grocery store, they will not touch the carrots).

I use a bamboo skewer to make the greens a fun chew toy. I prefer a mix of different things for myself to eat, so that's shat they get, usually a bag of 'spring greens' or romain. I loathe iceberg myself, it's a culinary felony!

Sprouting is easy, you can pretty much use your regular mix, soak it, then rinse it real good, and keep rinsed and moist for the next couple of days. You can pretty much feed it as soon as the roots appear, or as late as the greens emerging. Mine prefer it 'fresh' not green.

Another thing I do: I grab No2 baby foods, vegetables or fruit only, no meats, and mix a little with the seeds, just enough to coat them. That puts a different flavor in their beaks along with the beloved food. One small jar lasts me about a week - refrigerated, of course!

Don't throw to much at them at one time: Pick one new food and stick with it for a while.
You could also put the new food in first at a time they are most actively foraging. Or take the seeds out at night and put the new food in first thing in the morning when they are hungry, but don't make hunger the cook. They are stubborn little guys! We don't want to starve them!
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Never thought about using baby food, not a bad idea though. I'll admit that first read-through I had to stop and think "Wait, nitrite baby food?
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Never thought about using baby food, not a bad idea though. I'll admit that first read-through I had to stop and think "Wait, nitrite baby food?
LOL, skip the carrots then!
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