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Hi all!!I am a newbie having a cockatiel for now 1 month!I really love her and she is so sweet baby!she is 2 months old and I got it from a breeder and she is on mix seed cockatiel food diet. She eats vegg and fruits A LITTLE only!I just want to now how much EXACTLY should she eat vegg and fruits? For example if I am going to give her baby spinach how many leaves of it she should eat?or how may exactly of corn seeds(5?8?10) please tell me exactly because I have no knowledge about it.and she hates fruits :(
 

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because she is still a baby she wont eat much and will have days where she wont eat things. also cockatiels are somewhat scared of new fruits and veges when put in the cage and it may take a few times before they have the courage to try those new fruit or veges so dont give up keep trying! Hemi wouldnt touch anything for weeks and now he trys EVERYTHING!! lol
 

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I also would give spinach in moderation as it has a fairly high iron content which can be bad for tiels. Here are some helpful threads on nutrition:

The best diet for cockatiels - http://talkcockatiels.com/showthread.php?t=27479

Safe fruits and veggies - http://talkcockatiels.com/showthread.php?t=536

Foods to avoid - http://talkcockatiels.com/showthread.php?t=70

Dangerous foods and plants - http://talkcockatiels.com/showthread.php?t=1842

If your new cockatiel won't eat - http://talkcockatiels.com/showthread.php?t=27080
 

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Know that most tiels are not big fruit eaters. I start all my babies as soon as they start pecking around i introduce CHOP. which is veges chopped very fine...think seed size to them every single morning. Birds I get from others I just offer it every single morning and eventually they will peck at it and try it and find something in there they like. Now I have 1 tiel( there is always one) who has never YET in the 8 months here eaten a vege that I have seen..that is why i always have pellets available and 2 different kinds so that I know there is one that everyone will eat.
 
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