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Dried Fruit?

Does anybody's bird actually eat dried fruit I tried it on mine they just pick it up and move it out of the way. is there a way to get them to try it?

This stuff looks good but personally I don't like dried fruit and I don't want to buy if to find out they still won't eat it.
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My birds love dried fruit, but they have been eating eat since they were little. Also, perhaps certain species like it better than others.


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My birds love it! Especially raisins. May be nanay is right. My budgies won't touch it xD

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My conures LOVE dried fruit, it is their very favorite food, especially dried papaya (I call it "conure crack"). But, my tiels and parrotlets won't touch it and my linnies will only sometimes eat it
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I used to get seed at the Bird Farm for Kiki and they have dried fruit in their mixes. Kiki loves it! I've never seen my other birds eat it though.




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I think I'm going to buy it and grind it to smaller pieces and put it in there food. See if there eat it then

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Good idea, I think that might work.




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Good idea, I think that might work.
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Rachel,
My bourkes only eats certain types of dried fruit. Pomegranate is her favorite. It is really a little seed. Maybe that is why she likes that the best. As a grass parakeet, she really doesn't prefer fruit. She also likes strawberries, but, again, there are seeds in those that she can see and pick out. She also likes kiwi - but I think she is going for the seeds there, too. Those are the only fresh and dried fruits she eats.


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In that "Quick Lists" sticky thread I made, there's lists of foods including fruits in there.




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If there called dried fruit how come some are softer then other?

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Rachel,
I imagine it depends on the drying process as well as the fruit itself.


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In the Quick Lists, there's just fruit in general, not dried fruit.




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In the Quick Lists, there's just fruit in general, not dried fruit.
It won't help if my birds won't eat it. I've never even tried fruit at all it's prolly because I barely buy fruit.

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Rachel,
Since you have tiels and budgies, my advice, if you can find it, is to try pomegranate first. You might even have to break it up, but I have found the australian birds seem to like pomegranate the best.


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Rachel,
Since you have tiels and budgies, my advice, if you can find it, is to try pomegranate first. You might even have to break it up, but I have found the australian birds seem to like pomegranate the best.
I've never even seen a pomegranate before. Let alone in my store. I see apple bananas and grapes and stuff like that.

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I've heard such great things about pomegranate!




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I put Sultanas in my lorikeet mix and they love them. They don't get alot of them in the mix. Some of my other parrots will eat dried fruit but not all of them.
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Well, now I'm going to have to look up sultanas, lol.


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You can buy certain foods which are all dried fruits with various pulses and rice in there. My tiel seems to really like them. I'll try and link them to you when I'm not on my phone

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