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One Cockatiel Will Eat Pellets but the Other Wont

Postby CherryTiel » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:05 pm

Hi! My two boys are doing absolutely fantastic. They're eating organic pellets, leafy greens, and soaked seeds. So neither are hurting on health. I do worry about Cass though. He seems thinner than Cherry, and doesn't eat as heartily. We are doing a lot of training and he is eating a good amount of millet as treats as they are both still not 100% tame. ( will sit on hands now though! haha! ) Any advice on how to get Cass to eat like his brother? Thanks!
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Re: One Cockatiel Will Eat Pellets but the Other Wont

Postby Pajarita » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:02 am

Hmmm, well, I do not recommend feeding pellets to any parrot so, in truth, I don't really know how to convert a bird to them or how to make it eat more of them. My birds all eat gloop with raw produce for breakfast and I have successfully transitioned hundreds of birds to it... but that's mostly because they love the gloop while I would imagine that they couldn't possibly like pellets (they are super dry, have the texture of sawdust and almost no taste -and I know because I have eaten them myself). I would also not recommend you feed a lot of millet because it has very poor nutrition and it's mostly used for fattening a sick bird.

Why don't you try giving them gloop and raw produce for breakfast and using small pieces of nuts for training? That would be so much healthier for them...
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