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Does your bird like Nutriberries?

I think Digby is the only bird ever who does not care for Nutriberries!! Does anyone else have a bird who does not like them?



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I've only seen these for larger type birds when I've gone shopping for seeds or bird supplies I've never seen them made for budgie or small type parrot form so I never bought them before. I wonder if SPX would like them?





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I've only seen these for larger type birds when I've gone shopping for seeds or bird supplies I've never seen them made for budgie or small type parrot form so I never bought them before. I wonder if SPX would like them?
They have small seeds within them. You can also break them up. Which I have been doing to try to entice Digby, he just really doesn't care for them haha.



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I've only seen these for larger type birds when I've gone shopping for seeds or bird supplies I've never seen them made for budgie or small type parrot form so I never bought them before. I wonder if SPX would like them?
I crumble them for birds who can't eat the whole thing, though I do chuck in whole ones so they have something to work with!
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My birds really like them, especially the El Paso ones I don't buy them often though, just a once in a blue moon treat

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Nutriberries

I realize this is an old thread, but my senior cockatiel who came to me on a very poor diet would not switch over to the Harrison's pellets, no matter what. My avian vet told me he could eat as many Nutriberries as he wants because they are half pellets, some seed and fruit. He loves them! That and millet with his Booster on it, although he only gets millet to deliver his Booster. They do make a smaller size one at our local store for love birds and cockatiels. My parakeets don't care for them.

Any advice how to get an older cockatiel to accept fresh foods? He is actually afraid of them and runs away.
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I realize this is an old thread, but my senior cockatiel who came to me on a very poor diet would not switch over to the Harrison's pellets, no matter what. My avian vet told me he could eat as many Nutriberries as he wants because they are half pellets, some seed and fruit. He loves them! That and millet with his Booster on it, although he only gets millet to deliver his Booster. They do make a smaller size one at our local store for love birds and cockatiels. My parakeets don't care for them.

Any advice how to get an older cockatiel to accept fresh foods? He is actually afraid of them and runs away.
Older birds can be a challenge when you are trying to offer fresh foods or new things like pellets. I think its important to never give up offering fresh foods to your bird/s no matter what. If your bird likes to hang out with you and is hanging out with you when you are eating anything try eating something you want to introduce to the bird. My budgies all started eating raw carrots when they saw I was eating them the same thing happened with me eating lettuce and spinach in front of them. All of a sudden the scary veggies were interesting to them.

Another way to try and introduce fresh veg is to wet a piece of veggie like a broccoli floret then dip it in a little loose millet, if the bird really likes millet it will pick and nibble the millet off the veg getting a taste for the fresh food. Soon you can start leaving less and less millet on the fresh food as the bird will start enjoying the greens without the temptation.

Just keep placing the fresh foods in the cage where the bird sits the most and leave it take the seed dish out of the cage when you offer the fresh food with the millet sprinkles then after a few hours return the seed dish and remove the fresh foods.

I had rescue breeder tiels that never ate fresh and I had to keep offering fresh to them every day for a couple of months before they figured it out. Eventually they were really interested in veggies and enjoyed them however they rarely touched fruits, but I found this to be the norm with most cockatiels they were not interested in fruits for some reason.





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Thank you, I will try that. He does enjoy millet and nutriberries. That's about it. I do offer a variety of fresh foods every day.
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