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Old 01-29-2020, 01:32 PM
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Re: How do I get very picky eaters to eat fresh foods?

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Persistence. My Hawkhead was totally avoiding any fresh veggie that I gave her. I tried serving it a number of ways and it always resulted in throwing away all the food so I would get very discouraged...this was over a couple of years I then found some Freeze Dried chop which is virtually as good as fresh and again tried serving it different ways...still nothing. I started serving it for a week and then not for another week and continued on that schedule. Eventually (maybe over a month or two) she took to it and now eats it for breakfast every day.

I feed her a heaping dry tablespoon of the chop a day and hydrate it with juice. Your bird will eat more but you don't have to start them with any larger serving than that while your getting it to accept it. You can serve it dry or wet. You can go for months trying to establish it as a food and no waste or work other than the tablespoon you try.....no big batch of anything to put in the freezer.

I also to this day remove other food when I serve the veggies. Once she looses interest I put the other food back and then she will go between the two with renewed interest.

Fresh just seemed like such a waste to me because of the length of time it took to get her to eat it and I had actually given up before I discovered the freeze dried..
Where can I get freeze dried?
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Re: How do I get very picky eaters to eat fresh foods?

I found a website that sells freeze dried items that you can try. They look good and seem to be priced appropriately. The website/company is called "things for wings."
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Re: How do I get very picky eaters to eat fresh foods?

I echo some of the above:

Persistence.

Put minimal in his dry bowl, almost nothing, and several times a day, try different fruits and vegetables in his wet bowl. Keep at it, don’t stop, spend the money (which is minimal at best) to keep throwing fresh stuff in there.

He’ll catch on eventually.
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