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  1. M

    Princely budgie only eats fruit/veg if actively fed to him by servant human (Advice on amount)

    I have a 3 year old male budgie who will only eat fresh fruit and veg if I slice it wafer thin and hold it up to him between my fingers. I've put out chops for him three times a day for three weeks now - I put seeds in the chops, eat the chops myself (yuck), and play around with chops trying to...
  2. G

    Vegetables Help

    Does anyone know of a dried or freeze dried wide variety blend of vegetables (preferably human grade or made for humans) that doesn't contain alliums (garlic, onion, etc) and is completely safe for birds? Thank you so much. My birds don't like to eat fresh vegetables. I've bought them freeze...
  3. Baileybea

    Aphids/bugs in vegetables??? Safe to feed?

    Hello! I have a question about store bought veggies…the past couple days when I bought new spinach/broccoli, I noticed what appears to be a few little aphid bugs! I bought more tonight because I was worried about feeding them to Momo, and I found them again. I just wanted to know, as long as...
  4. Baileybea

    A few questions for my Green Cheek Conure (long post, mental health/OCD)

    Hey guys! I’ll admit, I’ve been very stressed out lately. I’ve been having a lot of health issues (physical AND mental) which led to me realizing that I need to step up my game when it comes to caring for my green cheek Conure, Momiji (Momo). This is gonna be a LONG one, so thank you in advance...
  5. Diveks

    weaning baby strikes at their veggies

    So i've been raising two baby lovebirds. I don't usually raise my babies from day 1 but i had to for these two as ones mom passed and the other was a first time mom who was cracking eggs (she is now taking a break from all the breeding). Well more about the babies, they are now in the weaning...
  6. ZY28

    Bird poop changes colour and shape after eating chop!

    Hi, So I have been transitioning my 5 month green cheek conure to chop. He has finally started eating it! Sadly, I notice his droppings has become a thin red/brown ish colour with a lot of liquid! I do not know if this is normal. He gets chop in the morning and pellet that he has been weaned on...
  7. BirdLady13

    Basil, Kale & Lettuce

    I didn't realize how many varieties of basil, kale, and lettuce there were until I started digging into gardening (see what I did there :smuggrin:). Can anyone confirm which ones are safe for flock consumption? Thai Basil Genovese Basil Purple Basil Napolitano Basil Marseille Basil Lemon Basil...
  8. Plumosi

    Are these veggies actually bad for parrots? Zupreem better than TOPS?

    This is going to be a long one, sorry. So Sunday was a bad day. My Amazon parrot, Joey, had a blood feather in the morning, my sports team lost, and the IRS sent me a letter telling me I owe them MORE money. Serenity now!! Fortunately, Joey's blood feather clotted by itself, and although it was...
  9. ChirpysMom

    Fresh Food!

    So I have been trying to get my new IRN to try new fresh foods. When I got her she was eating some really gross food. She didn’t want me to see her eat. Sweet fruits like blueberries, mango, papaya, apple, all easy going but she doesn’t want to eat her kale or greens. She would pick through chop...
  10. Pastel

    Vegetables, homemade seed mix and eggs for my budgie?

    Hi! I’m getting my first budgie tomorrow. I’ve been getting prepared for about three weeks. There is only one thing i’m not sure i got right: healthy eating. After alot of research, I made my own mix using organic seeds. I’m looking for feedback and making sure so i will share my recipe: 50%...
  11. Skyandkiwi

    Is too much veggies bad??

    Hello everybirdy! I have a quick question. Is giving too much veggies bad? This might sound silly, but can they gain some weight from it? I think I once read that you should always provide the most amount of veggies they want, isn’t that true? (I have budgies)
  12. bird_mama

    Pictures Frozen vegetables? Yes please!

    So Romeo has always been very particular with the veggies he eats. One day I saw a thread on here saying that their parrot prefers frozen so I tried it on romeo and lo and behold all of his picky-ness has suddenly disappeared! As a slightly new bird momma, all of you on this website have helped...
  13. F

    How to manage mess from chop/vegetables better?

    Hi! Fluffy is my first bird and I read up a lot on it, but one question I cannot find the answer to is how to keep the mess manageable. To give some context I live in a small apartment (So no power washers etc) and I don’t want to keep fluffy caged up all day so she only goes into her cage at...
  14. bird_mama

    How to bake sweet potato?

    How do you all bake sweet potato for your birds? Do I have to use oil? Can I put them in the fridge to save them and use as needed? (bonus question lol) what veggies are best for birds? What fruits? Thank you!!!!
  15. Mango5

    Lovebird Diet

    Hi everyone, I’ve been doing some reading online about lovebird diets and apparently you are not supposed to feed them a lot of seeds. I’ve had my lovebird mango for less then a year and I occasionally give him veggies and fruits, I also give him pellets but he barely touches them. Do you guys...
  16. M

    Want to details conure daily food list

    Hello Anybody help me. I want details conure evreday diet chart.can i feed daily conure vegitable,fruits, and wet grains?how many days can i provide vegitable and fruits and wet grains in a week??? Advanced Thanks!
  17. Scarlet&Annie

    How to give frozen veggies?

    I recently got a bag of frozen veggies for my Pineapple Conure I carrots, peas and califlour as well as fresh Kale. 1. Just want to double check that these are all safe to feed her? 2. How should I go about giving the veggies to her? Let them unthaw for a bit? Give them to her, frozen...
  18. Ulis_Beast

    Pictures Harrisons mash to veggie pellets

    We have a saying in my country; The devil will eat flies in dire need. This recipe came about during the COVID-19 pandemic, a last resort if you will. My orders from the online shops are gravely delayed, so I had to experiment with Harrisons mash, which the bird wants nothing to do with! Here's...
  19. D

    How to get my tiel to eat vegies.

    Hey guys! So, i posted about 2 weeks ago, I got a fairly young, 5months old cockatiel. He started to take the millet from my hand, and not panicking anymore, which is nice. Thing is, he only eats the millet from his seed mix, not even the sunflower seeds. I tried many times, many different...
  20. Zara

    Pictures Lovebird breakfast

    Lapis and Nube enjoying their breakfast. I think it is their favourite meal of the day :) Just a simple one today; Strawberries with tops, green peppers, courgette, pumpkin, peas, rocket, couple of pieces of sweetcorn, sprouted lentils, mung beans and sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, slight...