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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Budgie vs. conure

So I have some non-expired food that my budgies would never touch, like some pellet Zupream fruit stuff, nutriberries, and the like.

Since Hector is a green cheek (and thus a small parrot), I'm wondering if I should still stick to buying him anything that says 'conure' on it or if he wants smaller food?

He seems to like the nutriberry popcorn treats which are up to 1" in diameter, but he ignores the pumpkin seeds in his main diet mix.

So do green cheeks want to eat the slightly larger foods, not budgie sized foods? Or is each bird unique enough that a generalization can't be made?
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You can'r really make a generalisation. All birds like different things. Mine will eat whole slices of apple to themselves but they also love tiny bits of chopped up fruit. You can feed any of those things you feed your budgies to the conure. I never buy food with conure on them, I just go for whatever is smallest. They don't like things that are too big, except for fruit!

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I think everybodys conures hate pumpkin seeds dexter and pickles look intrested when you offer them one then take it and drop it, strange.
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I now see the zu-preem pellets can be lightly moistened, and after watching Hector's eating habits this weekend, he tends to ignore smaller stuff (like crushed nutriberries) but enjoys the foot exercise from dime-sized objects (1/2").

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Aristotle is not very picky, I guess. He LOVES pumpkin seeds! He'll pretty much eat anything I give him.

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I have a tiel mix for my green cheek and I leave about 2 tbsp in his cage for 2 days then toss what is left... he eats the budgie type seeds and leaves the pellets, watermelon seeds pumpkin seeds, peas and what ever is in there... I also feed him a mix of zupreem fruity and natural pellets that he eats and his fresh food....oh and nutriberries. When the tiel seed runs out I will not be buying more of it. Budgie size food is fine for you GCC as long as he will eat it.
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