Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Cockatiels

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2020, 03:29 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2020
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dtoddskiles is on a distinguished road
Question Picky Eater?

I have a 3mo old female lutino. Great bird, very sweet. No bald spot even. She's been home for 2 weeks and very affectionate. But she is a picky eater. I have put various fruits, leafy greens and whatnot in the bowl and she picks them out and throws them into the debris tray at the bottom. I'm using Nutriberries and Zupreem Natural pellets for now. (The breeder sent me home with coloured pellets because that's what she was raised on, but she's picking all the coloured ones out too, and throwing them into the debris.)

All she wants is the natural pellets and the Nutriberries.

Thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-23-2020, 07:14 PM
rylanmoore678's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Lexa - 2 year old 'tiel
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Midwestern America
Thanks: 48
Thanked 69 Times in 34 Posts
rylanmoore678 is on a distinguished road
Re: Picky Eater?

I would chop some veg into REALLY small pieces (food processor works well) and mix it with some sweet potato so it's sticky.

Then I would mix in some pellets and crushed nutriberries. Since she already likes those, she should eat those from the mix (and also be eating some veggies in the process since they'll stick to the nutriberries and pellets)

That should get her somewhat used to the taste of veggies, and you can expand her diet from there
__________________
-Rylan!

____________________________________

Lexa
Hatched December 2018

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to rylanmoore678 For This Useful Post:
Txcockatielguy Supporting Member (11-24-2020)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-25-2020, 10:37 PM
jju1's Avatar
Junior Member
Parrots:
Cockatiels (and bird rescue volunteer!)
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Atlanta
Thanks: 3
Thanked 9 Times in 6 Posts
jju1 is on a distinguished road
Re: Picky Eater?

It's great she is eating pellets. It sound like she just needs more time to get used to it perhaps? Some birds take to things fast while others might need more time than you imagined. Definitely keep offering the fresh foods and vary the options to find what she might like, maybe she would like one of those mixes that you cook/soften (like bird street bistro). Often the bag recommends to place some chop on top of pellets to get them to taste it. Just make sure she IS eating something though, make sure that if you coat pellets in chop or something the bird doesn't ignore it all together, you know? If you weigh your bird you will be able to monitor this well.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Cockatiels

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Picky Eater, Help! shyanashay Caiques 4 11-27-2019 01:55 PM
Picky eater Tammie General Health Care 2 09-09-2016 04:33 PM
picky eater shempsmom New Members Welcome 0 02-01-2014 01:42 PM
Picky eater! kentstar Conures 10 08-11-2013 01:05 PM
Picky eater -.- AngelicaandBandit Parrot Food, Recipes and Diet 0 04-25-2013 02:57 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.