I have an Albino Cockatiel

She won't eat fruits and vegetables that I give her.

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Aug 31, 2010
I have an Albino Cockatiel
by: Linda

Cockatiels do not eat much fruit or veggies, and they need to be eating an organic pelleted diet to give them all the vitamins, minerals and proteins they need to be healthy. Harrison's is a very good one carried here, and is Avian Vet endorsed. I've been feeding it for many years, and have healthy happy and energetic birds. Feed only what is recommended on the package and make sure you get the size of grind appropriate for your bird. Fruit and veggies can only be 10-15% of entire diet which means just a little a few times a week. Mine liked bits of apple cut into very small pieces. Do not give them very much and not very often as too much apple causes digestive upsets. They may also like either raw or cooked organic squash or baked sweet potato. Again, keep amounts very small and only a couple times a week. Feed NO people food or fatty nuts as these hurt birds, and this includes peanuts which is one of the worst nuts to ever be available for humans or birds. The peanut oil is very damaging to the body either human or bird.

Here is a link to help you with changing birds from seeds to pellets, and it was written by an Avian Vet, so follow directions:

Switching Birds to Pellets article

Tracie also carries several other kinds of the organic pellets, and you may wish to get a couple and see which one your bird likes the best.

Thanks for writing,

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