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what am i doing wrong?

ok i have three tiels and i have tried giving them several different things fruits veggies and they will not try anything. i am also getting a CAG sat i have emailed the owner several times about what his favorite fruits and veggies are and have not gotten a reply my guess is he has never had fruits or veggies. how can i get my birds to eat or at least try some of the things i give them? i fix my tiels something apple, egg, carrot, etc... and they will not even try it.

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Try removing all food from the cage at bedtime... feed 1st thing in the am with whatever you are trying to get them t o eat... mix a little of the new food with a tsp or so of seeds and sprinkle a few seeds on the top... give only that for the 1st 2-3 hours then remove and give regular food.... they have to dig thru the new food to eat the seeds and are hungriest 1st thing in the morn.
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My CAG had never had veggies until I got him, but he dove right in. They normally don't have a problem with adjusting to getting the veggies. As for your tiels I would try what ParrotletsRock suggested.

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Try preparing things different ways, like hanging greens in the cage or chopping veggies up small, sprinkle some seed on top, etc Aero wouldnt try veggies until I started hand feeding her small pieces and then from there she started eating them on her own. They can be picky sometimes lol

I like this page that has tips for introducing new foods, http://www.cockatielcottage.net/recipes.html

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With the grey it will be easy! Just hand feed them, clip them to the cage and put them in foraging toys eat in front of them too, it's how the conures try new stuff haha!

As for the cockatiels I think the best method is putting it all out on a plate and mixing it up, but do chop it very fine!

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My tiels only eat carrot, apple peel or anything green.


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my tiel wont even look at new food with your birds

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