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What do you use as a treat?

Greybeh

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I'm wondering what you use as training treats...?

My boy loves millet but it's *everywhere*... I find it not easy to use as a training treat for that reason. His breeder sounded appalled that I gave him millet, but I don't give him a spray. I give him small pieces I break off. It's not high-fat, so I'm not sure what her worry is.

I'd like some sort of small treat I can give for training sessions. The breeder suggests safflower seed, but I was hoping I could "mix it up." Maybe I'll come across treats that are higher value for him. Any ideas?
 

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Same as above and millet is fine. I give all mine a spray every now and then.
 

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Pine nuts, sunflower and safflower seeds, dried pineapple, currants, and little bits of date are favourites of my little buddy :D
 

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Safflower in the shell is pretty much the perfect size conure treat. Mine always get one as a going into cage bribe.
 

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My guy loves dried mango, papiya, pineapple.... But millet is on a whole nother level.
 

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I use the seed mix that I feed my canaries. Eris is fed pellets so seeds are quite a rarity and a treat for him.
 

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Sunflower seed or a small piece of a pine nut for training. An almond is reserved for "go back to cage" bribes. To keep the value of the treat high, my birds do not have access to these highly favoured foods at any other time.
 

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I don't have a conure but I do have a plum head....his favorite is sunflower seeds so far
 

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Blue loves the "Baked Birdie Munchies". They come in different flavors. And for training safflower seeds.
 

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Sunflower seeds are their going to bed treat but mine are obsessed with cork.
I buy these tiny cork stoppers from amazon that they will do just about anything for. Treats don't always have to be food, Manu loves those tiny popsicle sticks as a treat.
 
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Grapes and Raspberries! Pieces of grape for training and a piece of Raspberry for going back into the cage! I have never seen any bird break the speed of sound till Pilo... once he knows the treat is there! :rofl:
 

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Millet is a good treat if your bird likes it enough. It's low fat and reasonably healthy.
Mine don't seem to care for millet enough, so I usually use walnuts. They all love them and they are easy to break into small pieces. The only problem with them is that they like them a little too much... Sammy the pest budgie will fly over and try to snatch them from my hand before I can give them to the other birds.
 
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