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Old 01-31-2020, 04:45 PM
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purchased from store parakeets who won't try greens?

Hi! So I have got my parakeets leafy greens, corn... even tried crackers and they don't seem to want to try anything other than what they are used to.

Has anyone else dealt with this? Do you think they will eventually try it?
Best I can get them to do is open there mouth and nip at it and that's, that.

What do you all recommend?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: purchased from store parakeets who won't try greens?

I recommend starting with their diet they were getting -- likely seeds? -- and offer other forms of veggies. Sometimes I find that the presentation of the veggie is most important. For example, my birds won't touch a solid veggie that isn't shredded up or chopped up . For those who don't like veggies I chop up some broccoli, bell peppers, jalapeno, corn, pears, green beans -- and put in into a cornbread muffin mix and serve that way.

Also an option is sprouting! As in letting a high quality seed mix germinate and grow a little root, it's just super nutritious for birds and parakeets like them a lot.
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Re: purchased from store parakeets who won't try greens?

How long have you had them? My rescued bird took over a year before she would try spinach.
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Re: purchased from store parakeets who won't try greens?

Keep trying to offer veggies. Thatís the only way they will eventually try it. Skye took what felt like forever to decide that he was going to try anything. Sometimes itís the way itís offered(raw, cooked, cut up, whole, in a bowl, on a flat plate, hanging, etc.) and sometimes they just donít realize itís edible. What worked for Skye was hanging (stabbing) a piece of romaine lettuce on his favorite perch for several days. Obviously not the same piece, we changed it twice a day every day, then he somehow decided to try a nibble (or more likely pick the offending piece of green stuff off his perch) and now romaine lettuce is his favorite, after millet that is. Then again, heís only tried romaine and kale so far...but seriously, KEEP TRYING. Eventually they have to try it. And eventually they will like something they have tried.


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Re: purchased from store parakeets who won't try greens?

Thanks!!

I've had them a week now? They will eat seeds out of my hand and anything with seeds on it.
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Re: purchased from store parakeets who won't try greens?

Quote: Originally Posted by Lunalie View Post
Hi! So I have got my parakeets leafy greens, corn... even tried crackers and they don't seem to want to try anything other than what they are used to.

Has anyone else dealt with this? Do you think they will eventually try it?
Best I can get them to do is open there mouth and nip at it and that's, that.

What do you all recommend?

Thanks in advance!
My parakeet is a store-bought bird too, and neither did he seem interested in fresh fruit or vegetables. So from Petco where I got him I got something called Bird Greens by Kaytee. It is a blend of alfalfa, parsley, kale, chia seed and sweet potatoes and Oliver likes it. You might see if your pet store has it.

Many times after I put a pinch of it in with his regular food he goes and gets some, then it's back to the toys and mirrors.

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Re: purchased from store parakeets who won't try greens?

My budgies like broccoli tops a lot. probably because the tops of broccoli look like seeds. also they like lettuce clipped around their cage. it did take a few weeks or months of trying, though, before they would Try the veggies. Also, they won't eat veggies if I chop them and put in their bowl … they Only want Seeds in their Bowls. Originally I diced the veggies tiny and put on paper plates in the bottoms of their cages, and they tried them that way. The ones they liked, I clip around their cage, and now they like them best that way. But, it was a process over a few months.
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Re: purchased from store parakeets who won't try greens?

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My budgies like broccoli tops a lot. probably because the tops of broccoli look like seeds. also they like lettuce clipped around their cage. it did take a few weeks or months of trying, though, before they would Try the veggies. Also, they won't eat veggies if I chop them and put in their bowl Ö they Only want Seeds in their Bowls. Originally I diced the veggies tiny and put on paper plates in the bottoms of their cages, and they tried them that way. The ones they liked, I clip around their cage, and now they like them best that way. But, it was a process over a few months.
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Re: purchased from store parakeets who won't try greens?

Try the good old trick sprinkle some seeds over it see if that will work
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Re: purchased from store parakeets who won't try greens?

Also, without allowing them to eat what you have eaten (no spit sharing/eating after you directly), model eating what you want them to eat. Sometimes the novelty of a plate and seeing you will help but it still will take time.

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