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Old 06-20-2010, 10:43 PM
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Getting a cockatiel to eat new food?

My sister got a cockatiel 2 months ago, and he is on a diet of Zupreem pellets (not the yellow ones, he picks around the yellow ones, lol) and seed. That's it. That's all he'll eat. I'm not used to this because my green cheek will eat anything! And it's not just a case of him thinking it tastes bad, or at least I don't think, because he won't even try it! He's afraid of new foods. I've tried bananas, leafy greens, and a few other things, and not only won't he touch it, after we go back to his cage after leaving him with the new food for about 30min-1hr he is in the back of his cage, on a perch, shaking! And he won't come to the front until it's removed. If you move it towards him, he'll freak out. I don't know what to do? I've heard of plenty of parrots turning their beak to new foods, but never a phobia towards them?
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