My cockatiel, Avry, is currently 6 weeks old. I am trying to start the process of weaning. She has "Exact" brand rainbow colored parakeet pellets in her cage at all times, a dish of shallow water (1" deep) in her cage as well as a bunch of toys.
The bottom of her cage is towels still covered by a sheet of newspaper, because she falls alot still off of perches.
My question is, should I try using millet spray to wean her? Right now she will pick at her pellets alot, but she won't eat them. She just likes to have them in her beak until they break or go off flying.
I moved her down to two hand-feedings a day from 3. She eats like crazy now in the morning and crazy in the evening as if she is completely starving, which tells me she isn't eating any pellets at all.