|06-05-2014 12:09 PM|
I think birds are masters at picking through food and taking out only what they want. They either ignore what they don't want, or fling it out of the dish (and usually out of the cage if they think you didn't get the hint from them just ignoring it).
I like the mixes you can buy all ready prepared for cooking. Add water and throw it on the stove for a about 15 minutes, divide into single serving sizes (I agree, the ice cube tray is perfect for this) and freeze. Thaw out each single serving as needed. They really love it.
I like to stick raw, clean broccoli florets in between cage bars for young birds. If I stick it right in front of the food bowl they seem to let their natural curiosity overcome their fear of the unknown much quicker. After they get the idea, I will string the broccoli up and let them work for it a little harder. Orange slices, strawberries. Sweet potato. Carrots. Generally speaking, if it is healthy for you, it is healthy for them. Search out the list of food items that are toxic to birds. Other than those No-No foods, they should eat a little bit of everything.
Get creative about how you offer the food. They are really smart and like to think through situations.
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|ApselBear||Arka as in Arkansas! Woopigsooie!|
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|06-04-2014 10:06 PM|
Roudybush is another favorite, corn base.
|06-04-2014 10:03 PM|
|onyx'girl||another great yummy daily diet addition(for my birds anyway) is cooked rice, with some frozen mixed veggies tossed in at the end of the cooking cycle. Freeze in ice cube tray and give a thawed cube daily. Add in anything you want, beans, sweet potato, noodles, cooked egg, cheese. The only thing never to feed is mayo based food and avacado. My birds eat pellets, some smaller seed, and mostly table foods. They absolutely love cooked warm oatmeal. Magnum screams whenever I make spaghetti. Definitely he has a strong sense of smell.|
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|06-04-2014 09:45 PM|
Maybe you could get some hand feeding formula, to have on hand just in case you need it? Offer him fresh fruits and veggies, too. An all seed diet is not healthy. The more varied his choices, the better off he'll be.
I had to wait until my cockatiel was three months old before bringing him home. At eight weeks old, your little one should still be feeding by hand?
My cockatiel loved wooden toys with movable parts. And swings. And cardboard.
What a cutie! Enjoy!
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