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Converting to pellets

CateyBear

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Hello, I recently recieved my diseased grandmother's female pied cockatiel. Bernie, said cockatiel hasn't exactly had the best living condition. Always sitting in her cage with a blanket over it. Sadly she had been on a diet of parakeet seed, which I am currently trying to change. I've tried mixing some seed with pellet to slowly ween her off, but she picks the seed out. I tried giving her only pellets, but I don't ever see her touch them. I've tried adding warm water to pellets mixed with seeds, but she hasn't gone towards the bowl. Today I even tried pretending to eat it, she had come to the front of the cage, watching me eat and seemed too want some so I gave her some. She pecked it and climbed back up to her perch. I know she is hungry, because I had used a bit of seed to help train her that my hand was safe so she wouuldn'y be afraid to be picked up. She had eaten as much seed as she could. I am a little worried about her because she seems to not be eating much at all. What should I do?
 

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So for one, sometimes it's the pellet. I've had some of the pickiest birds ever it seems like but they all have gone for Zupreem Fruit. From there, they can sometimes be switched to a different pellet but Fruit is a good "gateway" pellet

There are a lot of options and many will send you free samples


This may also help

 

CateyBear

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So for one, sometimes it's the pellet. I've had some of the pickiest birds ever it seems like but they all have gone for Zupreem Fruit. From there, they can sometimes be switched to a different pellet but Fruit is a good "gateway" pellet

There are a lot of options and many will send you free samples


This may also help

Thank you
 
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