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
Well I'd bite you too if you clipped my toes and feathers. XD No animals likes those things. We use to have a blue bird who for some reason... Loved me. Well loved to annoy me. He would land on my head, or my should to bite my ear, and he loved making my pencil fall off the table. He bit a lot but he loved bugging me. I miss him. My stupid brothers left the door open one day when he was out. He flew out in the dead if winter and never came back. [link][link] Old pictures.
It's more like clipping our nails & hairs actually, no blood, and they will grow back again. It actually doesn't hurt but they just have to make a big deal of it because they don't trust us completely yet. I wing clip my birds because I don't want to suffer another fly away - never come back again - case. The pain is unbearable, sort of miss it, sort of feeling guilty if they die out there, starving or from other causes. Even the tamest bird is still jumpy and they may never get back at home if they fly too far away when they get surprised.