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Well...it's a start!

Even if she is just ripping it up, she's actually touching the veggie/fruit kabob! She loves to pick the seeds out of jalapenos. Tomorrow I'll get more adventurous and try carrot and zucchini, too.







Absolutely no luck getting her to try her Harrison's, though. She refuses to even consider that it might be food.
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Yayyy! That's AWESOME, must feel so great! Keep encouraging her to eat well.




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That is great! Sooner or later she will realize that the kabob is yummi!

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Very good girl, well done, keep it up!
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Oh such good news. My linnies love carrots and broccoli.

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There's a chart around somewhere online that has a month schedule to convert to pellets... I used it for Turk when I converted him over. I'll see if I can find the link for ya. It worked well! And many other folks used it with success on the Linnie forum.

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Found it!! Just use your pellet of choice instead of the brand there. I tried Harrison's and it seemed to be a lot of waste in the form of dust as they crunched it up... I find less waste with Roudybush mini. Been considering stepping up from Smalls with the conures.

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She looks very happy! Fingers crossed she takes to eating them soon

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I've been giving her skewers every day and always find them nibbled on. Although she didn't touch the broccoli, she gnawed zucchini, carrot, jalapeno, and apple. Any more ideas of veggies to put on there?

I'm still feeding her mash on a plate for breakfast, and I've noticed her actually eating some brown rice and beans out of it. Also, she is eating some pellets now. I've been mostly withholding seed, aside from the sprinkling she gets daily on top of her mash breakfast, and I guess she decided eating pellets was better than starving. I mixed some random assorted other brands into her Harrison's, including Zupreem natural, fruit blend, Roudybush, and Higgins intune. This weekend I'm planning to make some birdie bread and healthy bird crackers. I'm also going to sprout some seed soon. Can oat groats be sprouted? Those are her favorite seeds.
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I've been giving her skewers every day and always find them nibbled on. Although she didn't touch the broccoli, she gnawed zucchini, carrot, jalapeno, and apple. Any more ideas of veggies to put on there?

I'm still feeding her mash on a plate for breakfast, and I've noticed her actually eating some brown rice and beans out of it. Also, she is eating some pellets now. I've been mostly withholding seed, aside from the sprinkling she gets daily on top of her mash breakfast, and I guess she decided eating pellets was better than starving. I mixed some random assorted other brands into her Harrison's, including Zupreem natural, fruit blend, Roudybush, and Higgins intune. This weekend I'm planning to make some birdie bread and healthy bird crackers. I'm also going to sprout some seed soon. Can oat groats be sprouted? Those are her favorite seeds.
Give her steamed corn on the cob, steamed winter squashes (mine adore the spaghetti one), raw peppers (green, red, yellow, orange), oranges, apples, grapes, grape or cherry tomatoes, baked in the shell sweet potatoes and regular potatoes, (mine love them with a drizzle of virgin olive oil on them), steamed cauliflower, artichoke hearts (I get the plain, frozen ones), palm hearts, raw or cooked green and wax beans, sugar snaps, papaya, mango, cantaloupe, pomegranate, blackberries (a big favorite of all of mine), pears, large and pitted black olives (but rinse them well first to get rid of some of the salt), anise root, celery, bok choy (they love the crunchy stems), fresh coconut, raspberries (my birds don't like them too much), naturally dried figs/dates/raisins/currants/cranberries, pineapple, ripe plantains, steamed yucca, sugar cane, raw or cooked beets (I grate carrots and raw beets together), and, of course, apples anything else that looks good in the supermarket.
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