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It does take a while to get your birds to eat things they aren't used to eating normally. It's better to introduce new foods early on in your bird's life, and that way they will grow up eating it and will learn to try new foods as they are presented. For instance, my Kiki tries all sorts of things I hand to her, when Minnie had been reluctant for quite a while after I bought her from her last owner. It does take a lot of hard work and persistance to get your birds to eat different foods, I would know because I've had to go through that with my budgies and Minnie. I didn't believe they ever would try anything other than seed, but now they are all on pellets and eating all kinds of foods. Present the food to them in different ways, try all different things. Soon their curiousity will take over and they will try them. Good luck and keep trying!
DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey