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So if anyone saw in the last post Pee-Tree looks fine and like nothing happened to him (he has a little odd behaviors but that's for another day) but i need help with him eating fruits and vegetables. so i would like to hear (or see) ya'll thoughts or hacks to help Pee-Tree eat other things and not be afraid to try new foods. all he eats right now is seeds and for a treat, millet spray馃槄.

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So if anyone saw in the last post Pee-Tree looks fine and like nothing happened to him (he has a little odd behaviors but that's for another day) but i need help with him eating fruits and vegetables. so i would like to hear (or see) ya'll thoughts or hacks to help Pee-Tree eat other things and not be afraid to try new foods. all he eats right now is seeds and for a treat, millet spray馃槄.
also I get my seeds from Pet-smart soo don't judge please馃槄.
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The next time you buy millet spray try getting the one that is not flavored but is just natural. Everyday my birds get some veggies, I find that they like them best when they are finely chopped, as a base I use kale, romaine, and finely shredded carrots, to that I may add kernels of corn, peas, cooked quinoa, shredded hard boiled egg whites or other veggies. I also may clip a piece of raw broccoli to the cage, it can also be chopped up and put in the mix but I find they like it better when it is separate.
 

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Please take the time to read the Budgie Articles and the Stickies posted at the top of each section of the forum.
Most basic questions have been answered there.

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.
The first vegetable which my budgies that had not been weaned to vegetables tried (and loved) was sweet corn kernels sprinkled with a teeny bit of garlic powder (NOT salt).

Budgies seem to love "spicy" tastes.
They also adored fresh basil, cilantro, dill, chickweed, zucchini and red pepper.

When I introduced pellets to my budgie, my Avian Vet recommended using Harrison's High Potency Mash and sprinkling it on the budgie's seed mix every day.

This way, when the budgie hulls the seed it tastes[the pellet mash and ingests bits of it as well.
This helps the budgie identify the taste as a food source.
It worked for my all of budgies and lovebirds

Many members seem to find the easiest pellets to use for introducing pellets to their budgies to be the CANARY sized (XS) Zupreem fruity pellets.
Most budgies like the taste and the "Canary" sized pellets are tiny enough for them to easily eat them.
Once budgies become accustomed to the Fruity Pellets, introducing the smallest "natural" pellets is then an easy step.

Other than when I was using the Harrison's mash, I've never mixed my birds' pellets and seed together.

My birds have Zupreem Fruity Pellets, RoudyBush Mini Natural Pellets, Dried Herb Salad and Miracle Meal available at all times.

Their seed is rationed to approximately 1 陆 to 2 teaspoons of seed per budgie each day.
I give them seed first thing in the morning right after putting clean packing paper on the bottom grate of the cages.
I sprinkle their morning ration on the paper so they can forage for the seeds.
I then do the same thing in the evenings (after replacing the soiled paper with clean) and again allow them to forage for their seed.

You can also simply ration the budgie(s) food into morning and afternoon portions utilizing the food dish(es).
 
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