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budgie treats

Postby nakochen » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:00 am

hi ~
i'v bought a half english budgie 2 weeks ago, it's 2 monthes old and i wanted to start training it but i don't know what kind of treat to give it, it's soo small
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Re: budgie treats

Postby Pola » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:39 am

millet spray is a very good treat for small bird
Small bird love it and also remember not to put the millet spray inside the cage because your bird won't want to do the tricks if he can have the treat without any work. Give it only to the bird when it has done the trick.

hope this helps with training your :budgie:
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Re: budgie treats

Postby nakochen » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:28 am

thanks !
but his food has lots of millet in it so i decided to use a parrot candy stick thing
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Re: budgie treats

Postby Michael » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:40 am

I don't believe in those parrot candy stick things. Your better bet would be to take some of the millet out of the diet and use it more for training. Our budgie loved millet so much it was never an issue. We just withheld food for a little bit of time to get him hungry and he would literally jump through hoops for some millet.
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Re: budgie treats

Postby nakochen » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:11 pm

the food i give it is this:
http://www.petazon.com/price/product/Vi ... e-Bag.html
it has lots of millet in it and i don't think i can seperate it frome the other ingridients, i'll try use the candy stick if it won't work i'll buy some millet and try it
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Re: budgie treats

Postby Michael » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:18 pm

Yeah that looks pretty typical for budgies. Don't worry, they still like millet spray after that. Just withhold the seeds for a few hours prior to training with a stick of millet.
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