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Hello---new budgie owner!

Elsie Bird

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Hi!!!:bliss:
Omg so excited to be part of avian avenue! I found this while searching up advice for my two budgies, Riley and River (male). I think they're about a few months to a year old. I'm trying to get them to eat pellets, they refuse to eat anything other than seeds. Any advice? Thanks!
 

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welcome! I second the we need budgies pictures!

I found offering veggies on shallow plates helped. Plus hanging whole leaves of romaine or other leafy greens or even weaving them through cage bars. My little ones are great at eating wide range of veggies, well an anything. Big help with that is my other parrot do so they just follow flock lead.
 

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Welcome! My first budgie learned by watching me eat them :D

Putting them in the food bowl with the birds are most hungry (usually first thing in the morning) before putting in the seeds is also a good way to tempt them. Lots of other strategies in the threads linked!
 

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I kept my budgies on the same seed/pellet blend they were used to before I got them, while offering them chopped veg. I sprinkled the blend on top of the veggies.
It didn't take them long to love the veggies (& sprouts) .
Every bird has a different personality so what works for one may not work for another... Maybe slowly cutting back on seeds and increasing pellets will help them transition.
It won't be an overnight adjustment from one food to the other. Patience is key.
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