Strolling the yard
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Hello! My name is Melli and I am Mama to 3 new budgies, Opal, Oz, and Oshi. Hoping to add one more to the mix soon! I SAY I rescued them... because I bought them from PetSmart... and I definitely FEEL like they were being rescued! I've never had budgies before, but I'm already in love with all 3 of them. In the past I had a cockatiel who I claimed while she was still in the shell, and helped hand feed daily until she was ready to come home with me. So getting these birds that were truly frightened of me, and trying to train them is ALLLLL NEW to me! But Oshi will now occasionally step up onto my finger. Oz and Opal? NOPE! My biggest concern though is I don't think these birds have ever SEEN fresh fruits and veggies before coming to me... and they want NO PART of them! Not a spinach leaf, not a blueberry, no apple, no carrots, not even peppers WITH seeds!!! I try every day... giving them variety to choose from, but all they eat is seed and scrambled eggs. They won't even try millet! Any suggestions? I've tried clipping to the cage, offering in bowles, on plates, chopped, whole, pureed! Everything! I am open to advice! I've had Opal and Oz about 3 weeks, Oshi I just got this week. Thanks!