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Eddie

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Just a little help please.

Bert doesn’t eat any nuts (is this a problem???) we tried walnut, Brazil, pine, hazelnut and some others.

and barely touched his veg yesterday, had View attachment 28891a little broccoli and carrot but not much else, I’ll try different stuff.

He is eating his pellets (Harrison’s pic attached) very well. On the pack it says 15-30g per day, he’s been having 20g and today he’s just emptied his bowl, do I stick to 20g and see if he continues to empty it and add a little more or do I still to the 20/25g ? Problem is I can’t touch him so can’t weigh him.
We feed Eddie this one and after having full panel suggested we only use this when moulting as her liver was a smidge on the fatty side.
 

Scott199

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We feed Eddie this one and after having full panel suggested we only use this when moulting as her liver was a smidge on the fatty side.
I have heard this is a bit much for daily life but at this point I’m a little stuck as he eats it, likes it and it’s what he’s been on for some time, I’m going to get some others, Harrison’s lifetime or similar and mix and match or maybe move across at some point.

problem is I don’t know his history, illnesses or anything, so I’m not keen to change to much.
 

Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

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I have heard this is a bit much for daily life but at this point I’m a little stuck as he eats it, likes it and it’s what he’s been on for some time, I’m going to get some others, Harrison’s lifetime or similar and mix and match or maybe move across at some point.

problem is I don’t know his history, illnesses or anything, so I’m not keen to change to much.
I would think stick to what you know works for now, and make changes gradually as a new variety (even from the same company) might not be accepted. I use Harrisons lifetime and thought I'd try their spicy mix pellets but Dora wont touch them!
 

Michael Reynolds

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I would slowly introduce Harrisons Lifetime, and ween him away from high potential, with my birds that are on harrisons I add more high potential to the diet while the weather is cold or I think they need a little more energy
 

Scott199

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Hi all

we’re still trying to get Burt to eat some veg, we’re trying sweet potato and some other stuff.

does it need to be cooked ? If so how ?

Me, as someone that can’t stand vegetables, this is causing me a real issue 😂😂😂
 

dianaT

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Just to say when I steam carrots for us I offer a warm piece to the parrots which they enjoy, but usually they have theirs raw. Same applies to broccoli although not all like that stuff anyway and I don't blame them.
 

Scott199

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Thank you both I have the safe lists but it just seem everyone say sweet potato but no where really says if it should be cooked or not but I’ll try both (cooked/uncooked) and see what he likes
 

dianaT

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Probably prefer sweet potato cooked, some folk mash it. My lot just don't like it . Yesterday amongst their fruits & veg they all had a green chilli one of those finger ones, some really ripped into them others ignored!
 

Scott199

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Dragging this one back up.

Sorry if it’s stupid, Burt only eats the white stem from broccoli, not sure what you call it, not the green bushy but, just the white set, bit.

Is it ok to feed him this, I cut most of it off and just leave a little with the bushy part.
 

Scott199

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So tonight’s shopping list of Berts bin food,

I’m sorry for always asking but these times I really wish I’d eaten veg in my life,I’m 40+ years old and just about forcing myself to eat peas and carrots, poor berts got no hope


  • Pumpkin seeds (not daily food I know)
  • Strawberries
  • Fine beans
  • Tender-stem broccoli
  • Blueberries
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Courgette
  • Radish
  • Papaya
  • Spinach
  • Rocket
  • Tangerines
  • Mango

    all ok raw I assume, any thing to notefor that list ?
 
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