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Question My picky fids

So all 3 of my birds were completely seed fed when I got them. Ive been able to mix in pellets. Ricky tossed most of the zupreme, but I think hes eating the roudy bush. The p'lets are doing fine. I have also tried other stuff. Turned there noses up at true fruit. Wont eat their veggies. Will pick at apples and mellon but just pick. I made eggs and rice today. Picked for a minute and then decided they were done. I read about them liking all this stuff and mine hate it!.Got nutraberries and they ignore those too. I am able to get Ricky to eat cheerios. The only real thing other then bird food I can get them to eat is Rickys downfall (and this is a total rarety) cool ranch doritos. Im so stinking frustated and I wish my fids would eat this stuff. It makes me feel like a bad bird mom. Any ideas? Are they getting enough nutrition between the seeds/pellets? Oh tried pasta too and it was a fail. Ive wasted so much money putting out the stuff for them and they pretend its not there. What do I do???

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My birds have their diet on a schedule. For instance, they get fruit and veggies for an hour and a bit in the morning in their bowls, they're usually VERY hungry in the mornings so they scoff it down. In the evening about 2 hours before bed they get their mix but don't eat all of it, so they aren't as hungry. It works great for me!

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Have you tried corn , and eat stuff in front of them that's what got solo interested

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they are with me ALL THE TIME. Unless its dinner time, then thats my time for me, the kids, and hubby. I tried corn. Will pick it but not really eat it. It makes me wonder since they never had it if thats the problem. I bet if it was a laptop key Lucy would eat it lol

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Look what's in the pellets. If there is anything veggie or fruit like, try a type of veggie or fruit in the same category! Just a geuss!


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Tell your sister she better wean Desi onto some healthy stuff! Then, when Desi arrives and shows the other how to eat, that might entice them to try stuff, too.

I never had problem eaters until my latest two. They are SOOOOOOOOOOOOO stinking picky. It is driving me nuts, too, and they see the others eat everything.


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Desi is eating the healthy stuff already so at least Ill have one good eater! Ill hope at they will do that. Im crossing my fingers on it!

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I think my last two are just being picky because I have so many birds now and they figure it is a way to get special attention.


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I dont know what mines problem is. I keep thinking its the fact that they were just so used to the seeds. Lucy does love the pellets though, Ive at least gotten her that far. Im going to have the outside birds excited. Ive been saving the seed my birds dont eat and when the weather gets bad Im going to give it to them. Im going to have the fattest outside birds ever. hehe

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