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how do you get a Ringneck to eat pellets?

I have been trying for months now to get DJ to eat pellets I have tried 5 different types including the pellet nutriberries , he at them at first but not now , I have also tried Roudybush, pretty bird gold , zupremem natural and a few more so tonight I ordered some fruity zupreme I was holding off on trying to the last option , I have been mixing 2 teaspoons of seed mix with 3 types of pellets and my idea isn't working he is also dropping weight , the vet said I could try soaking them in fruit juice which I tried and that didn't work either , if he doesn't eat the fruity pellets I have ran out of ideas also I add some of Kathies mix from mysafe birdstore , I think he is eating the seeds plus the mix not any pellets anyone have any ideas? or suggestions? we might be makeing a trip to the vet soon I don't know what else to do

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Put pellets in birdie bread if he will eat it?
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ok thats an idea I will have to make some

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Have you tried offering them during playtime? I got sunny used to me offering her familiar foods while she was out and she eventually learned that if it was offered by hand that it was safe to eat. Also if he used to eat them but doesn't now then he could just not like them. Keep in mind that parrots have food preferences too x hope this helps x
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I used to give Echo her pellets ground up and sprinkled on fresh foods. Ringnecks are generally good eaters and she took to that straight away. You can buy Harrison's mash and use that

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