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    What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    So far Baylee

    Likes
    Sweet Potatoes
    Red Apple
    Banana
    Rugula
    Lettuce
    Carrots
    Wet crushed wheat (it was my mom's idea, she thinks the dry crushed wheat could cause Baylee stomach some kind of damage lol so i soaked the wheat for 3 hours then i drain the water let it simmer in a plate and then serve Baylee 1 teaspoon of wet crushed wheat)
    Pear
    Broccoli
    Grapes

    Dislikes
    Red bell pepper
    Cauliflower
    Green Apple
    Yellow Apple
    Orange
    Chive
    Celery
    Raisins

    Untried veggies or fruíts
    Pineapple
    Cucumber
    Peach
    Mango
    Green bell pepper
    Parsley
    Basil
    Pumpkin
    Zucchini
    Potatoes
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    Re: What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    My birds like: Whole Wheat bread pieces, celery tops (with the leaves), red or green leaf lettuce, cilantro, whole wheat tacos, cherrios (limited amts because they do have some sugar and salt in them), cooked carrots, broccoli and peas, and raw apple on occasion, although they really don't care much for fruits.

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    Re: What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    None.
    He's a real pain in the butt about it.


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    Re: What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    Quote Originally Posted by pixibubbles View Post
    None.
    He's a real pain in the butt about it.
    Did You tried sweet potatoe? Baylee was also a pain in the butt lol but i insisted and now she loves rugula and sweet potatoes moré than her seeds in fact this morning ate some of her seeds and then she started to scream like crazy.
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    Re: What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    Hmm... Titi's a picky bird so he doesn't eat much fresh food but here is what he DOES eat:
    Vegetables
    Bok Choy
    Basil
    Cilantro
    Carrots
    Corn
    Grains
    Any type of bread item
    Cooked rice (brown and white)
    Cooked quinoa
    Fruits
    Apples. That's it.

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    Re: What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    I had seen that many here gives their birds bread is it the same bread we people eat or is it a special one?
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    Re: What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    My old lil budgie loved pasta (even though its not a fruit or veggie) and citrus (I did not give it to him that often).

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    Re: What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    If Rugola is what we call Rocket - then no. He doesn't like it. Or sweet potato. Or anything like that. He's a real pest.
    I can get him to try almost anything - but then he will fly around screaming, shaking his head, wiping his beak on everything and chewing stuff to get rid of the taste.

    He's just a pest about it.

    He loves carbs tho. Bread, pasta, toast, cereals, rice. He'll scoff the lot.
    He loves seeds too. And cake - and biscuits - neither of which he gets very often (although he did have a couple of bites of my birthday cake last week!)

    But I've tried fruit and veg in every way I can. Cooked, raw, mashed, processed, hidden. I've strung them, riced them, even given him fruit crisps. Not interested at all

    He does like eggs and cheese though.
    My friend tried starving him into eating other foods (don't worry - he knows what he's doing and kept an eye on little pect). Sammy's just not into it. His droppings go all green, and I know he's not eating it. Last time he tried, when I went to pick Sammy up I was divebombed. For pellets. I've never seen a bird so thrilled to get organic pellets lol


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    Re: What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    Baylee get a seed mix that have pellets but she wont touch them i even tried to taste them infront of her lol so that she might be interested after seeing me trying them but nope. Actually she right now prefers rugula and sweet potatoes than her seeds.
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    Re: What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    wow - she eats pellets over seeds?
    That's got to be a total first!
    The only time Sammy chooses pellets over seeds is when he's feeling lazy I think. We make him forage for seeds, but I don't like the thought of him not having easy access to food - so leave the pellets in a dish. Plus i don't think he likes pellets enough to forage for them lol

    Unless he's being birdie sat by my parents. My Dad tends to give in to Sammy fluffy kissy boo manipulation and just give him lots of seeds and millet. Probably a good thing Sammy doesn't stay with them too often else I'd have to retrain him lol


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    Re: What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    I mix everything together in a big salad and I've never had picky eaters. If they see something they like in the salad, they cannot avoid tasting the other stuff. So, they all eat everything. Even my tortoises, turtles and iguanas got the same salad as the birds and they all ate everything, too.

    I make a big salad once a week (carefully watching the expiration date on packaged stuff).
    Here's my salad ingredients:
    3 pounds of Baby Spring Mix .has all the tenderest leaves on the following veggies:
    ..red and green romaine
    ..red and green oak leaf lettuce
    ..oak leaf lettuce
    ..lollo rosa
    ..tango
    ..mizuna
    ..red and green chard
    ..baby spinach
    ..arugula
    ..frisee
    ..radicchio
    All of these are organic.

    I finely chop or grate the following and add to salad:
    ..baby carrots
    ..mustard greens
    ..kale
    ..turnip greens
    ..radishes
    ..broccoli
    ..alfalfa, mung bean and clover sprouts

    And, I grate in the following fruits (I change the fruit every week, so it's one of the following each week):
    ..apples
    ..papaya (enzymes are fabulous for the birds)
    ..mango
    ..peaches or nectarines in season

    And, I give them cut up:
    ..oranges
    ..grapes
    ..figs with coconut and almonds
    ..whole grain flourless organic bread

    Never had a complaint yet!
    And, I eat the salad too. It tastes GREAT!!

    And I forgot to add that I give them cooked mixed bean mix that the bird dealer puts together. And I give them Bird Street Bistro cooked foods on top of their salad.
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    Re: What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    Baylee doesnt like pellets at all. She won't eat them. She prefer seeds over pellets, but prefer sweet potatoes & rugula over seeds lol.
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    Re: What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    Our Crash doesn't seem to like fruits or veggies. He will eat bread if offered. He will eat both pellets and seeds, but doesn't like sun flower seeds, just small millet size seeds. We found a broccoli millet sprays at our pet store, and he loves those, so hoping that's enough veggies for now?

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    Re: What veggies or fruíts does your bird like?

    Baylee doesnt like papaya, maybe i should re try again lol cause she used to hate all veggies xD and today she tried radicchio and she like it she still prefers her rugula but lol she likes radicchio now too. Track i think it is for them to see You trying it with them. Thats how Baylee slowly have begun to eat them.
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