There are many veggies and fruits that are safe for birds, you can check what they are by browsing the internet. I choose papaya and sprouts as my birds daily fresh food because they have the most complete nutrients and... cheap. ^^
Yeah, I know. But just because it's listed as food that is safe for them to eat doesn't mean that they'll actually eat it too.
My first lovebird refused to eat ANY kind of fruit or vegetable. We tried everything, but he just wouldn't have it.
The one I have right now, on the other hand, is simply CRAZY about apples. He just can't have enough of 'em. But any other fruit or vegetable? Nope. He'll give it a weird look, walk up to it, sort of "lick it" (he kinda prods it with his tongue, lol) and then doesn't give it the time of day again.
My birds are picky too but I have never given up. Some took a week to just taste a new food, some took months. But, just think of them as our own human kids, if they only want to eat instant noodles 3 times a day, will you just let them be...?
Hmm... that's a very valid point. I guess my mom kinda let me get away with stuff like that as a kid. Well, not all the time, but still, when I refused something, she wasn't too persistent. Hehe... (I'm already trying the sprouts experiment, btw. I just have to wait a few more days until it happens so I can try it on him. I'll try to keep your advice in mind! )
Yeah, she did pester me with some veggies (dad was in charge of making me hate fruit, lol), but she never pushed me very hard if I really didn't want to eat it.
I just used some beans and wheat for this experiment, since it was what we had around the house already. Lol, the last time I tried sprouting seeds was for a biology experiment in school, when I was about 8 years old or something. I know I got some awesome sprouts that I showed to the class back then. I hope it'll work just as well after all these years now