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    My Tiel Angel HATES sunflower Seeds

    Is this normal at all? I have to PICK each and every sunflower seed out of her seed cup when I feed her each morning, or she will starve herself during the day.

    Todd said I should just feed her Budgie food.... is that okay? (I haven't but starting to get annoyed with having to pick all her sunflower seeds out)

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    Re: My Tiel Angel HATES sunflower Seeds

    Wow that's pretty extreme. You just need to experiment with different types of food and find out what she likes best. A variety of stuff is good.

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    Re: My Tiel Angel HATES sunflower Seeds

    She does love bits of fruit and veggies... especially carrot, zuchini and apple

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    Re: My Tiel Angel HATES sunflower Seeds

    yes "budgie food" is fine. 'tiel food is pretty much budgie seed with a few other seeds mixed in, notably sunflower and safflower. Her dislike of sunflower isn't a bad thing- it is one of the fattiest, least nutritious seeds LOL!

    Oh, and let her have as much of the veggies as she wants, those are GREAT for her!

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    Re: My Tiel Angel HATES sunflower Seeds

    Like Feather said, budgie food is fine.
    However, don't give her to many veggies. MAYBE 20% of his diet of Veggies and fruits will be fine, but don't let her feast. Limit her, most definatly.
    A single grape to a cockatiel is like an entire month's worth of food for us.
    Just be careful.
    As for seeds...if I were you, I would switch to pellets. You won't have the hassle of her not liking particular seeds, and though Fruits and Veggies will give her good vitamins and protiens, pellets have all of the good stuff mashed together. However, all pellets aren't good either...a little bit of seed in the evening, budgie mix, would do her good, with pellets in the morning and afternoon, and veggies and fruits on the side.

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    Re: My Tiel Angel HATES sunflower Seeds

    I feed by cockatiels L'Avian tiel food and I know when I buy it I have the option of getting it w/sunflower seeds or w/out. Saves the time to pick them out!
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    Re: My Tiel Angel HATES sunflower Seeds

    Thanks!

    For Fruits/Veggies: I give her about a teaspoon of very finely chopped veggies once a couple of times a week.

    I've been putting some pellets in her food (smells so nice and sweet, I'd eat em myself!!), not sure if she has been eating them.

    I now know I HAVE TO BE CAREFUL not to open chip bags anywhere within earshot of her! She's hooked on corn chips (Doritos). Gonna try her on popcorn once time, the Petland by my place sells special popcorn mixed with seed and honey that is made specifically for 'Tiels.



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