Trying to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables to parakeets and lovebirds
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Trying to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables to parakeets and lovebirds

Well, it’s official, I’ve become bird woman and I’m okay with that.  I’ve had numerous pets in my life and I have loved every single one of them, but my birds are what’s keeping me going. I have a tendency to want to give in to my chronic back pain, and my Chihuahua, Peanut, cat, Chelsea and my fish don’t require much more than feeding them, taking care of their needs, and playing and cuddling with them when we’re all pilled up in my bed binge-watching Netflix. They have been my whole life for years.

With winter on the way, I thought about what would require me getting up more throughout my day and I thought back to when I raised birds.  I’ve missed having birds, but I wasn’t sure I could commit to birds again, knowing they could outlive me and I would have to make plans for that.  However, for more than 6 months, I considered it on a daily basis and I finally decided that a bird was something I could definitely commit to, and constant cleaning of its cage would definitely get me up throughout my day.  Being a neat freak would ensure, I would stay on top of that chore.

So I bought Baby.  I then lost my mind and bought Ju Ju.  Then along came 2 rescue lovebirds and my family is complete. My heart is full and I’ve never been happier.  It’s been so quiet since becoming an empty nester and the birds, all of them, provide life thru the noise and their funny antics.

I’m pretty sure the Lovebirds are old and won’t be with me for as long as I’d love them to be so I want to make sure they have all of the love, attention, and nutrients I can provide them.  If you missed my post you can read more about my rescue lovebirds here.  The parakeets were both babies when I bought them and I also want to provide them with the things they need to stay happy and healthy.

I buy foods and pellets that provide all of their nutrients but I feel like they could really benefit from fresh fruits and vegetables.  So far, I’ve not had any luck with this.  I watch YouTube videos on how to get them to start eating fruits and veggies and I’ve tried everything I know to do.

I just started adding mashed fresh food to their seeds and hopefully, it’s going to be the start of introducing them to food that they will enjoy and love.   If you know of anything I could do differently, please let me know.  In the meantime, I’m going to try this method for a little while to see if they’ll eat the foods without just picking out the seeds which is what they’re doing so far.

Trying to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables to parakeets and lovebirds

I generally start with a piece of a banana and mash it up before adding seeds to it.  From there I start adding in this and that, foods I’ve researched that are safe for the birds.  I always add greens such as broccoli or spinach.  And some peppers of different kinds.  I’ve heard they love them (so far, not so much).

Trying to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables to parakeets and lovebirds

And when I’m thru I have a hot mess looking birdie meal, lol, but I’m trying.

Keep checking back and I’ll provide an update in the near future.

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