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Budgies won't eat in their cage
So I have three English budgies and I've had them for a couple of months now and they're all settled in but the last few days they're just refusing to eat the food in their cage.
I'm volunteering part time at the moment so they can't be out of the cage all day but when they are in they won't touch their food. This started a few days ago when I got them some new food - it was different that what I had been previously feeding them. They wouldn't touch it. So I put some other stuff in their cage that I know I've seen them eat before and now they won't touch that either. However, when I let them out they head straight to the food bowls on the outside of the cage, - which contain the exact same seeds - and scoff it down. I know they're not eating when I'm out as there are no seed husks anywhere.
Any idea as to this sudden change in behaviour?
Also, I've tried getting them onto veg but they won't touch it. I've tried various things and in various ways - dish, kebab, pegging to bars - but they won't touch it. I got my last budgies into it by hanging up a couple of wet lettuce leaves but these ones aren't interested.
Any insight would be gratefully received. Thanks =)