My bird really doesnt eat his fruits and veggies

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“My bird really doesnt eat his fruits and veggies like birds of his type do. Do you have any insight into what to do or what would be a good substitute so that he can be getting his daily vitamins?” 

Is your bird on a total seed diet? If so, it is not going to provide all he needs to live a long life. They do need to consume more than seeds. Even if he does not eat it every day, you must give him a small dish with something that is not seeds daily. EVERY DAY. Eventually he will pick at it and learn to enjoy it. 

I found it easy to use frozen mixed vegetables in the bag, generic is fine. I would take a bag of veggies and put into a plastic container in the freezer door and EVERY day dump a tablespoon or so into a shallow dish and set it in the cage. I also would add a small chunk of an apple, a grape cut in half and a dice sized bit of orange, That is the basics. 

You can also give him pomegranate seeds, cherries, a cut in half cherry tomato, a hunk of crunchy romaine lettuce, even a little dish with oatmeal, a bit of scrambled eggs, some cheerios moistened with water, juice or milk, anything. Just every day he gets a dish of something, remove before bedtime. 

This is also a good time to consider sprinkling a bird vitamin on the wet foods so the vitamins stick to the food and is not wasted.

These are good selections. 

Prime vitamin

Lafeber’s vitamin 

Nekton S 

I do not recommend putting vitamins in water as so much is wasted and bacteria can build up if the dish is not washed extremely well daily. 

I hope this will help. 

Thank you.

Catherine Tobsing
Windy City Parrot Birdie Boutique

I have him on a organic pellet mix, altho it does have dried peppers and some seeds in it, but doesn’t seem to have as many pellets as I think it should. I mix it with some parrot food that has dried corn, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

I am also debating about getting just an organic pellet food to mix in, so that he has more pellets in his food. Do you think this is wise?? I make him a dish of apples, frozen peas, bananas, sometimes orange,frozen corn, lettuce, carrots and celery. Some dried fruit like mango, apricots, cherries and bananas and unsalted sunflower kernels. He only picks at it, more so throwing it around then anything else. 

He will chew on the carrots, celery and frozen peas and corn but only minimally. occasionally maybe the apples and a lil bit of the dried fruit. Just want to make sure that he is getting all the nutrients he needs. 


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