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Seed to Pellets, How to do it?

OldDirtyTshirt

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Hello, I have a 6-month-old female cockatiel!
I am trying to get her to eat pellets and hopefully switch her diet to a well-balanced one.
I've tried to do more seed and slowly go into pellets but she just picks the seeds right out.
I tried to crush up the pellets w/ water and kind of make oatmeal almost with it and she still only eats the seeds.
Today I saw her eat a single pellet, so I guess that is progress...?
I don't want to starve her but I also want her to eat new/better foods than the seed diet she was raised on.
Any tips?
 

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This should help :)

 

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This should help :)

Thanks! I will keep on trying :birdance:
 

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I can usually get birds eating pellets within a few days of starting the process.... which I do every day.


That said, just be aware that seeds are still an important part of a cockatiel's diet! I would definitely recommend trying sprouts as part of the diet! :)
 

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Often cockatiels will take to nutriberries easier than regular pellets. That might be something to consider. And as Monica said, I too think seeds should still be a part of a tiel's diet. They're granivores.
 
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