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It can take a long time for a budgie to try a new food because they may not recognize it as a food source, and they may even be afraid of something new that is offered to them. Do not feed too many fruits, they are high in sugar, veggies would be better. Please see this link for safe foods Safe Foods for Budgies

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It can take weeks, or even months, for budgies to decide to try new foods.
You will find many different tips with regard to presenting vegetables and encouraging your budgies to try new foods in the Diet and Nutrition section of the forum.
Keep in mind, vegetables are a much healthier choice for your budgies than fruit which is high in sugar content and should only be given sparingly.

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Hello and welcome to the forums,

You've been given great advice and resources above by Cody and FaeryBee. You've come to a great place to learn even more about the best practices for budgie care!

If you have any questions after reading through the links provided above, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

We hope to see you around! 👋
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