I got my birds to eat veggies. I started with corn that I just put in a bowl and then sprinkled seed on top and throughout. For the first while, my two only ate the seeds... but eventually they tried the corn and they love it. I'm using the same technique with other veggies. As for pellets, I mixed seeds and pellets in a dish and they eventually realized that it was food and good to boot. Now I don't have to mix the pellets with seeds. They will actually choose to eat from the pellet dish. Charlie (8 months) took to the pellets really quickly but Jasper (1 year +) was more set in his ways and it took him maybe a month before he started eating them.