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Old 05-10-2019, 05:51 PM
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Re: Pellets?!?!

Birds can be such quirky critters. I had similar issues with Ghost when he was first introduced to pellets. In the end I got this https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Parrot-B...72.m2749.l2649 to put the pellets in. Curiosity got the better of him and now he is quite happy with pellets. Although I have to remove it of an evening to stop him roosting in it, it has been a great addition. Now if I could just get him eating fruit and veg I'd be all set. Fussy little git tastes each piece and then throws it to the floor. Each one of my birds has different preferences with pellets (one doesn't like them dry so dunks them in his water dish ) so all I can suggest is keep at it and don't get put off.
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Re: Pellets?!?!

Apple juice is SUPER sugary, so make sure you buy an all-natural apple juice (careful with the vitamin C and definitely buy a non-fortified variety--fortified foods for humans contain toxic levels of vitamins for birds!!!)
This would have to be very short term (like...not days in a row), and, even then, I would strongly advise diluting the juice with water (50/50). Do not leave the wet pellets in the cage for more than an hour or two, as they will promote bacterial growth when wet and sugary.
This is NOT a good long-term solution-- too much sugar and too much vitamin C in the long run. Just keep that in mind.
A bird who consumes too much citric acid can develop iron storage syndrome. That is why citrus and high-C fruits/veg must be very limited.

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