When we got Priscilla and Elvis, we were told to give them ZuPreem Natural food which has added vitamins and minerals. It's just small tan pellets and nothing else. They don't seem to eat it very much. They always end up having droppings in it and either throw or kick it out.
When I had Priscilla (my first cockatiel) and Honey (second cockatiel), we fed them Premium Cockatiel Food. It was a mixture of sunflower seeds, small seeds, and other things. They did very well with it and we fed it to them for years and I don't remember ever having problems.
Would it be a better choice to give them Premium because of the variety, or is the ZuPreem okay? Or is there another type of food that'd be better for them?
Hi, Ashley, your tiels should thrive on a variety of foods including seeds, pellets and fresh food. Do you only feed them pellets now? If so, you could start to branch out slowly. They should be healthier mentally and physically fed this way.
All the cockatiels I have had loved kale leaves clipped to the side of their cage. Don't give up if they will not try it the first time - just keep putting it in for a while every day. The longest i ever had to wait for any bird to try it was two weeks
my budgies started eatting fruitblend zupreem in 3 days =) My cockatiel is nibbling it a little after a week, but he was never on a pellet diet before, but at least he is trying it :] I am going slow with him because he is still getting used to his new home.