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    Where The Birds Always Sing Tailfeather Birdmad Girl's Avatar
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    Thumbs up getting budgies to eat carrots

    I have figured out a great way to get my budgies to eat their carrots.

    They have never been interested in grated or diced carrots. I have been trying for ages to served carrots up in different forms. Then I had an idea that I though might work, whilst watching Rhoobarb shred a natural branch.

    Turn the carrots into perches!!

    It worked a treat!! Malibu sat on the carrot and chowed down right away. I made the edges a little rough by shredding some of it, and Malibu shredded the rest like he would a toy, and ate loads of it!!

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    He got it all around his face.



    For those of you whose birds don't try carrots, try this and let me know if it works.

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    Re: getting budgies to eat carrots

    For those of you whose birds don't try carrots, try this and let me know if it works.
    Good suggestion Lee-Anne.

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    Re: getting budgies to eat carrots

    great idea! mine will eat carrots grated but I will try that anyways!
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    Wink Re: getting budgies to eat carrots

    good idea ,
    i'll give it a try!

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    Re: getting budgies to eat carrots

    that's a he!! of alot of carrot for a couple of budgies
    great idea. I find that carrot really turns south fast though.

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    Re: getting budgies to eat carrots

    Worked for Bob! Seriously...! I did however put baby carrots in which go a bit floppy so he couldn't use it as a perch for too long, but it didn't stop him eating it! Thanks for the idea

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    Re: getting budgies to eat carrots

    Great Idea! So far I can only get mine to eat organic carrots from babyfood jar.

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    Re: getting budgies to eat carrots

    Squishi - that's great! I am so pleased that this idea works for other birds too.

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    Re: getting budgies to eat carrots

    ok - I now have a carrot obsessed budgie! They ran out of fresh baby carrots with tops (he has a carrot top OBSESSION that has gone on from day one) so i tried a big normal carrot. He had a good go at it, but didn't eat as much as he does with the baby carrots. Maybe it's harder to eat i'm not sure!

    Anyway thanks HEAPS for the tip, i was getting worried about him not eating his vegies I just have to get him to eat celery and corn now.... hrm.

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    Re: getting budgies to eat carrots

    oh my birds love carrots I'm going to try this on monday great Idear!!
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    Re: getting budgies to eat carrots

    What a great idea!! I'll try that right away!

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