In DESPERATE need of conversion to pellets..
Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:59 PM
Idk what else to do..
Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:35 PM
Please keep in mind she shouldn't be eating more than 50% pellets, as that could potentially kill her sooner than a 100% diet of pellets.
Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:11 PM
Harrisons Organic Original Recipe Birdie Bread
Cockatiels are seed eaters in the wild so she is doing what is natural.
Dont panic or be desperate. She will be fine.
Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:11 AM
Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:46 PM
I got my cockatiels to eat pellets and other new foods by making them think they were treats. First I made a habit of offering them small treats that I was holding between my thumb and index finger, then I would occasionally give them a new/rejected food this way. At first they would spit it out but eventually they started eating it. This is still their preferred way to eat pellets but they'll also eat some from the cup on their own. They simply devour the Nutriberries.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:59 PM
Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:22 PM
Is there anything she really likes? My cockatiels love eggs, leafy greens, corn, and thick mushy hot foods like oatmeal. You could try adding pellets to an omelette, some porridge, or a noodle dish. Or you can bake bird bread and add some seeds, pellets, and mixed veggies to the batter. I think a pellet omelette would be inhaled.
You can also try cooking quinoa. It looks a lot like seeds. My cockatiels took to it instantly. You can mix some seed and pellets in with the quinoa. After offering it to them several times you may notice that they are trying the other foods too.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:15 PM
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:11 AM
What I did was I mixed the pellets and the seeds in her regular food dish, increasing the pellets and decreasing the seed every couple of days. Then this time I also gave her a separate, higher-up dish of pellets, so that it would be more convenient for her to eat the pellets. I also ate them in front of her, and from time to time I spread out a bed sheet on the ground and scattered pellets on it, to encourage her to forage for them.
I know switching can be frustrating, but best of luck. You'll get there if you keep trying!
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