Can you order them by mail? I just did. With the pandemic, I haven’t left my home because I have asthma.My tiels seem to like Harrison's the best. I have tried several brands over the years, but they eat these more consistently than any others. They also seem to eat more when I get the smaller sized pellets, Harrison's has a "super fine" size. I feed those to both my tiels and budgies and they like them very much.
I feel your pain. I have one bird that will sit hungry for days rather than eat anything fresh or any pellets. He only wants seed.My teil has never eaten anything but ‘junk’ food 😢. I adopted ( rescued) him from someone with virtually no money. He’s 12, was hand fed then left in his cage for 10 years. Never had anything but cheap food. He won’t touch fresh food. I’m taming him again. I’m hoping to get him to eat better but so far, no luck. Should I stop his old food completely? Start all over? I’m afraid he won’t eat. When his sunflower seeds are gone, he gets mad and won’t eat anything.
Hello! I’m looking through some different kinds of pellets for my teil and was wondering if any of you knew if the ones I’ve picked out are good. He is getting fresh vegetables as well so pellets won’t be his only source of food.
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I love that vets idea! Thanks so much! I’ll try it for my budgie too. He’s from the same lady. Their diet is so bad and I know better. I raised cockatiels! I fed them healthy food. It makes me sad to feed them junk. They just won’t eat well. She was a very nice person but not well educated on the correct diet for birds. Before I got my first bird, I read everything I could! Omg!!! I can’t thank you enough! 😘I feel your pain. I have one bird that will sit hungry for days rather than eat anything fresh or any pellets. He only wants seed.
I read an article that said to get tiels to eat better, you should have 2 separate food dishes: one that stays in the cage all the time, and one that you only put in for a few hours a day. The one that stays in all the time has the food your bird doesn't care for. The one that you only put in for a few hours has a mix of what the bird is used to eating and the stuff he doesn't care for. I tried this technique to get him switched completely to pellets but it didn't work. To compromise, I measure a very small amount of the junk food, mix it with the same amount of pellets and leave that in all day. There is a second dish with just pellets in it that is always available. So he'll pick through and eat all the seed first... but at some point he does eat some of the pellets too.
I put fresh greens in a couple of times a week, but he doesn't even look at them. My vet suggested trying to make a puree with greens and sweet potatoes. It should be like a paste and you can roll little balls of it in their seed or pellets so that when they pick at those, they also get the healthy stuff. She said that sometimes they will even eat just that paste more readily than the whole greens... makes sense...but I haven't tried that yet.