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Hi all! I have a cockatiel that is about a year old that I've had for 3 months now. I wasn't the most educated when I first got her, so I had her on an all-seed diet. I picked up some pellets and used my fingers to "eat them with my beak" and she kind of caught on. For the past couple of days, she will only eat a bite or two out of her food bowl, realize its not seed, and then go to the carpet to "scavenge" instead. If I put the food on the ground she will eat it, but not out of her bowl as usual. I did mix a little bit of her old seed food in with it to see how she'd react, but she only ate the seed :cautious:
How should I go about this?
 

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Just keep trying. It can take a long time for cockatiels to realize that pellets are edible. Try offering Nutriberries - they're nutritionally equivalent to pellets, but they look like seed balls so birds usually accept them more easily. You can contact the Lafeber company and ask for a free sample. Contact Lafeber - Bird & Small Mammal Food - Lafeber Company
 
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