Odd contradictions and complications
by Tyler Puorro
Some odd problems have come up. This morning, the millet spray i've been using reached the point where it is almost nothing. My budgie ate most of it, and very little is left. When I tried getting him(when he sees birds outside, he may rub his beak on his perch, which research claims to be an attempt to woo a female) on my finger, he hopped off almost immediately. When I looked on google for an answer, I noticed that a link that led to this website held the opinion of another vet that I should not be using millet as a reward. Is this true?
Also, I have been trying to pet my little budgie friend. However, no matter where I pet my budgie, he runs away like i'm trying to kill him. When I held out my finger to be held on, he even tripped over it trying to escape. Do budgies like to be pet, or is mine unpettable?
And when i'm not playing with him, he never plays with his toys. How do I get him to understand the use of his toys?
Another question. I've checked multiple sources, and they disagree most of the time. How often should I clean my budgie's cage and perches?
One last question. I know that a seed only diet is bad for my budgie. The food we use is a hartz mixture, which claims to have vitamins in it. I have also started adding liquid vitamin supplements sold at walmart to his water. I once tried feeding wet lettuce to my budgie, but he refused. Are these good enough for him, and if not, what should I do?
If you can, I would really appreciate it if Tracie could answer me. I say this because if I could(and I have tried), I would have posted this as a continuation of my last question, which I had thought had led to an answer to all my problems.
With immense gratitude,