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Changing diet

He will only eat sunflower seeds and corn.Ive gotten him to eat some fresh orange and fresh blueberrys too.He did eat a piece of mango but then wouldnt touch it again at all. No veggies at all.

He wouldnt touch the Zupreem natural pellets which is what my greencheek eats.So I bought some Zupreem fruity colored pellets today and am hoping he will try those.

He also seems to like the birdie bread I made.Its actually pretty good bread.I bought some Bird Street Bistro cookable foods and not even the tiels will eat it and they arent picky.
So In order to use it up, I cooked it and put in the birdie bread along with extra mixed veggies and pellets..The tiels still hate it but the conures seem to like it quite well.
Any suggestions on getting him to eat better would be appreciated.I dont want him to starve if take away his normal seed mix.

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How I encouraged most of my birds to start eating fresh produce was to make chop with absolutely everything they could need in it, not just veggies. Using that I was able to use Harrison's mash to sprinkle and mix in or you could also grind up any pellet and do the same. It gives them a wide variety to pick through and my guys tend to eat the whole lot, not to mention it is an extremely good diet. They also get seeds, nuts etc. and cooked food on the side. Try putting food into toys etc? Even a bird kabob can be really fun for a first time forager (or any bird haha!) and I have used them to encourage eating larger fresh foods The absolute best method I have found though, is to eat in front of them and they will come running over

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He doesnt touch toys so far except to chew on the little string that hangs out of the one he has. Too bad, seems I have to start at the beginning with him.

My birds wont eat chopped up or "wet" and soggy foods.I have to pat dry if I use the frozen mixed veggies.I would love to get them eating mash..Thats why the birdie bread is a hit, its dry. Dont know what the big turn off with wet foods is.
My greenie is the worse, she will dig through the grate at the bottom of the cage and eat day old dried out orange pieces rather then eat the fresh piece in her dish.

I guess I should just jump in with both feet and be a big meany.

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