- Aug 16, 2021
- One Lutino Budgie <3
Hi! I got a pretty little budgie a few months back from a random dude out in the mountains. "She's" a very healthy and intelligent bird. and although I don't know her age or gender (she/he's lutino), I'm guessing she's about 8 months old now. However, when I got her, she was already a solid seed addict. This is my first bird, so I want to give her the best nutrition possible. I've got a couple pellet brands lined up for her to try, and I make sure she eats all her seeds instead of just her favorites. But I know it's really important for any bird to get a variety of foods in the form of fruits/veggies. I've given her figs, blackberries, asparagus, and a couple other things. But she won't try the new foods at all! She flings it around or ignores the treats completely. I've even tried a "treat bowl." I give her a teensie bit of millet in the bowl, and then once in a while I add a new veg/fruit. But nope, the new thing is bad and Sunshine would rather avoid the millet altogether than try the weird thing next to it. I just don't know what to do at this rate...I'm trying things one at a time - so variety first then pellets next. She's a very stubborn budgie, too, and very opinionated. She won't play with her toys if she sees anybody watching, but shrieks if she's not being included in a conversation. It's funny, but because of her attitude and my own inexperience, our relationship is pretty shaky (so it's not like she'll just take what I give her). Any suggestions? I just want her to eat even one thing other than seeds right now. Thanks for the advice!