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Meep loves everything. So far in the 4 days I have had her, she has not met a food she did not like. I thawed some frozen strawberries, corn, broccoli, and peas yesterday and she dove in. Then we had some eggs and pancakes. She loves that too. Today she got Crazy Corn mix that I cooked for the birdies, and she has not stopped eating pretty much since I put it in front of her an hour ago! lol. Maybe Miss Piggy would have been a better name! LOL



So for those of you with Grass Parakeets, what are their most favorite foods?
 

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Isaac, the scarlet chested, seems to be willing to try anything.

Stanley, the Bourke's, is more picky. Stanley will eat vegetables and fruit, but not every day. Some days he eats quite a bit of those. When he eats them, he eats kale, spinach, broccolli, squash, peas, beans, corn, chives, carrots, peppers, sweet potato, apples, oranges, bananas, and grapes. His favorite is probably pomegranite seeds.
 

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Niblet (linnie) will eat anything. Millie (linnie) has always been a picky eater but since Niblet arrived, if he eats it she will too. :biggrin5:
 

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Twitter is still picky!

I've had Twitter, my Bourke Parakeet, only 2 months now and she's still pretty picky. She likes hemp seed and millet spray the best, followed by sprouted seeds. But I've also gotten her to take cooked green peas - especially when my doves are eating them in front of her, she gets the idea and wants them too. She also gets and eats a parakeet seed and pellet mix. I've given her fresh egg food (mashed hard-boiled egg with Mirable Meal mixed in - I think she ate some of it). I've offered her greens and some of my breakfast waffle but I'm not sure if she ate any yet.

For training purposes, I mostly only give her hemp seed and green peas from my hand. I've also started to limit the millet spray. Instead of getting unlimited, I put a millet spray on the back of my chair in the livingroom. Now our morning ritual is for me to watch TV while she flies over and has her millet snack behind my head. After eating, she's landed on my head once now, and once each on my arm and shoulder. She's still a little timid. She stays a minute after eating and then flies back to her cage... but it's progress.

 

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Sorry,

I forgot to mention this previously, but my Bourke's loves sprouts. He likes to eat the roots, or tails, or whatever they are called, first.
 

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My Bourke's will eat most seed mixes meant for her or not. She eats cooked grains and lentils. She will nibble at wheat grass and maybe an apple but other wise is picky about non seed items.
 
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