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    Crisp fruits (other than apples)?

    After lots of trial and error, I've realized that Calliope only likes fruits and veggies that are crisp. She simply will not eat things that are soft and/or mushy. She has turned her nose up at chopped up raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries... she'll pick them up, then promptly drop them and shake her beak. She does this a couple of times, then ignores the fruit altogether.

    It's relatively easy to find crisp veggies - she has many that she likes - but so far the only fruit I can get her to eat are apples. Fresh food only makes up 10% of her diet and the fruit she only gets 3 times a week, so it's not a huge deal, I suppose, but I would like to give her some variety.

    Can you all think of any fruits that are crisp like apples (or at least close)?

    I love my doves, Calliope & Calypso <3

    CALLIOPE ("kə-LIE-ə-pee"): from the Ancient Greek Καλλιόπη, meaning "beautiful voice".
    CALYPSO ("kə-LIP-so"): from the Ancient Greek Καλυψω, meaning "she that conceals".

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    Re: Crisp fruits (other than apples)?

    I use to buy dehydrated fruits for boomer because he hated the feel of squishy real fruits just like your Calliope. He did love his dried ones with Papaya and dates being his favorite ones of all.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

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    Re: Crisp fruits (other than apples)?

    Have you tried grapes? The last two tiels I had loved them. My tiels hated mushy fruits too.

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    Re: Crisp fruits (other than apples)?

    i would deff try the grapes! thats what i do
    Cassidy

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