Hit the Road
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?