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Old 07-10-2020, 11:08 PM
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Re: Stubborn parrot

I once had a mature age cockatiel who point blank REFUSED to even recognise pellets as food. I tried every recommendation from my (most excellent) vet, online and by the pellet manufacturer and she pretty much would have preferred to starve to death rather than eat them! Her fellow cockatiel would happily munch away on his pellets but she was having none of it. Finally what worked for me was grinding pellets into powder in a mortar and pestle and sprinkling it over her seeds to get her accustomed to the taste. Et voila! Within days she converted over and ate them like she had been doing so all her life!

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