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Hello! I am new to this forum. I got my cockatiel today. He is hand tamed, hand fed from a little baby and he is sooooo pretty and cute. I got him to stand on my fingers by luring him with millet spray. He is really nice and sweet, I am just worried about his diet. He is extremely young, about maybe 2 or less months old. I hope he will like cuddles and I hope we will be a great and awesome pair together!!!!馃グ馃グ馃グ
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Welcome to the forum Lizy and your new bird! I'm glad to hear he (or she) is already warming up to you. Just be sure you feed him a good overall brand of cockatiel pellets and as MANY veggies as you can get the bird to eat. Don't give up if offering him veggies at first doen't work! Keep trying as with some birds, they are picky at first but later warm up to them. Also remember to go easy on the treats and millet as both can be fattening.
 

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Welcome to the forum Lizy and your new bird! I'm glad to hear he (or she) is already warming up to you. Just be sure you feed him a good overall brand of cockatiel pellets and as MANY veggies as you can get the bird to eat. Don't give up if offering him veggies at first doen't work! Keep trying as with some birds, they are picky at first but later warm up to them. Also remember to go easy on the treats and millet as both can be fattening.
Okay! I will do my best.. I only used millet to give him a warm welcome. I think I used too much. At least he is 100% calm and he is happy. He definitely won't get millet for another 4 days though 馃槄馃槅 I definitely gave him wayy too much. I will give him some mushed egg tomorrow before he eats any seeds or pellets so he can get some early morning vitamins. I will include rosemary and oregano in the mush too, I heard they like the extra protein. I might even add a very small portion of mushed tomato in there, including the seeds, to get him used to the idea of eating veggies and fruit.... I hope that's fine for a breakfast. I don't really know what to do for him to eat the pellets, though, because I can't really disguise them or mush them. I will just hope that in time he will start eating them. Thank you for the guidance!!! Lots of love from Greece. 鈾モ櫏鈾
 

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Okay! I will do my best.. I only used millet to give him a warm welcome. I think I used too much. At least he is 100% calm and he is happy. He definitely won't get millet for another 4 days though 馃槄馃槅 I definitely gave him wayy too much. I will give him some mushed egg tomorrow before he eats any seeds or pellets so he can get some early morning vitamins. I will include rosemary and oregano in the mush too, I heard they like the extra protein. I might even add a very small portion of mushed tomato in there, including the seeds, to get him used to the idea of eating veggies and fruit.... I hope that's fine for a breakfast. I don't really know what to do for him to eat the pellets, though, because I can't really disguise them or mush them. I will just hope that in time he will start eating them. Thank you for the guidance!!! Lots of love from Greece. 鈾モ櫏鈾
I agree. Look for a good pellet - Harrison's is great. A good brand of seed mix is important. A little millet is ok to get him to warm up. We have been using Higgins seed mix and mixed with pellets. Quickly he learned to love the pellets. Some ground up egg with shells over the mix is nice.
 

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Aww big welcome from Scotland Glasgow uk he or she is gorgeous give you some good food Ideas feed him or she some dry fruit or vegetables Harrisons pellets egg food too Cutter Bone too
 

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Aww big welcome from Scotland Glasgow uk he or she is gorgeous give you some good food Ideas feed him or she some dry fruit or vegetables Harrisons pellets egg food too Cutter Bone too
 
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