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#1 BudgieCar

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 02:58 PM

This is a recommendation:
My budgie Marla absolutely LOVES the Sunburst millet sprays from
www.drsfostersmith.com.
The sprays are large, succulent, and delicious. Marla "mows" hers. If I would let her, I'm sure that she would happily eat nothing else.
But on the advice of my vet, the sprays are an occasional treat only.
Millet sprays are also sometimes a good way to coax a sick bird into eating again.
This worked for me many years ago when I acquired a very sick budgie from a pet store(yuck!). The poor little guy endured a few force-feedings, then decided that those millet sprays looked pretty darned good.
Given a little time and antibiotics, he made a full recovery and enjoyed many happy years.
I never went back to that store ever again.
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Posted 26 July 2004 - 03:55 PM

Have you tried sprouting a millet spray? My birds LOVE sprouted millet! Once sprouted I cut it in about 2" sections and only give 1 section at a time. If you only have one bird then you could just sprout one section.

#3 BudgieCar

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 04:03 PM

I'll bet Marla would love that!
How do you get them to sprout, soak them in water?
I just hope I can get the little stinker to eat her regular seed mix, too.
She is such a little junk food junkie.
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#4 waycross48

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 02:07 AM

My bird is a "junk food junkie" too. I handfeed these kinds of treats so I can control the amount he eats - left in the cage, he would eat nothing else. This also makes him LOVE me - when he sees me coming with his honey seed bar he makes a beeline for the cage door. I found it a great way to help finger train him too. I know it isn't always possible to sit and handfeed treats but, really, they don't need too much of the junk food. Try to keep it as a reward for training or just for fun times with you.

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 02:19 AM

Hi Jill! I was actually just thinking about you and how I missed you in the Parrotlet section. :D Happy to see your post!
JB
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