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Old 05-01-2020, 05:54 PM
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I was looking for a bit of advice for my parrot. Iíve had a Senegal for a few months now, previously had cockatiels growing up and been around a lot of birds. The previous owner had her on a seed based diet, she was a little bit addicted to sunflower seeds when I got her. Iíve managed to get rid of the sunflower seeds and changed her onto Harrisonís potency course, still within first 6 months at the moment. I havenít used Harrisonís before and expected some trouble changing over but she took to it quickly. My issue is veg, Iíve tried everything, thereís not a veg she will eat. She wonít eat chop, she wonít eat it broke down, chunks, nothing. Iíve put a little brown rice in her chop and she picked that out and left the rest. She eats carrots occasionally but it takes some effect. She eats fruit easily but I know she needs to get veg being on a pellet diet. Iíve been weighing her daily and giving some seed on a night as Iím worried about her losing weight. Iím worried sheís not eating enough, sheís eating the pellets but not enough compared to what she was on with her seed diet.

Any advice is welcome. Iíve tried a lot of tricks Iíve read on here. Pretending to eat her chop myself just gets barking and growls from her 😂 Sheís not easily tricked ha.
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Re: Stubborn parrot

I search this sites forum's and sub-links, plus I use google and the search window in youtube.com a lot. using the phrase parrot and whatever topic i am pursueing at the time. In general I have found that parrot diet IS in large part according to "species" and individual birds. They all prefer their meals at room temp. Some can be made in bulk and saved frozen using an ice tray for portion sizeing,packed in sandwich bags and then thawed to room temp to serve. Another particular is like a sweet potatoe raw, steamed and what size they like it in. Size is a big deal for some birds. Large, medium, small chunks or shredded even smaller.
So start with small btches, done different ways and note what it eats the most of and how. It will take patience and time to figuire it out. lol Try little clothespins and clip veggies to bars of cage within reach of a perch. Wrap them around treats. It will take awhile. rofl jh
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Just in curiosity I went to youtube.com and typed; SENEGAL PARROT DIET in the search window and hit enter. Do that and scroll all the way down the video's, so much is there. Also, https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-p...arrots-feeding and https://www.beautyofbirds.com/senegalparrotdiet.html about diet (that was in google) jh
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Will she eat sprouted seeds?

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