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Old 04-20-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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I've read that both my lovebird & parakeet should be fed more than just seed. I put bits of fresh lettuce, blueberries, strawberries, carrots, etc in the bird cages but it doesn't appear that they are eating them. I've tried showing them by eating bits of theirs but still no interest. Any ideas?
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:28 PM
 
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That is not uncommon at all and they may never eat fresh foods. It tends to be the larger parrots that do more of that anyway. You can try to grow some of their seed and see. If they were not raised with it from the beginning they simply may never take a liking to it.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:56 PM
 
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You can try to make them forage. Let them see you put their favorite food underneath the veggies you want then to eat. They will have to use their beaks to move the stuff they don't want out of the way to get to what they do want...they'll have to forage .

Eventually, they'll become familiar enough with the veggies, they might start to taste them a bit and being to consider them as food too.

Another thing I do is when I eat a veggie I want them to try, I go "mmmmmm!" like the veggie is the most delicious thing I've ever eaten...I put on quite a show . Parrots, even the tiny parrots like your lovebird, get excited when someone else is excited so it's easy to get them interested if you make a lot of noise about something .
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