What do I do if my cockatiel doesn’t eat fresh fruit and vegetables?
My cockatiel is now 1 year old. She eats Lafeber parakeet pellets, as well as Nutriberries. She also eats some occasional seeds, nuts, and millet spray as treats. Her favorite by far are the pellets. I read and was advised by the veterinarian that my cockatiel should also eat fresh fruits and vegetables. I made CHOP and also tried giving her a fresh corn on the cob, but the problem is, my cockatiel hates mushy things and refuses to touch them, even when I try hand feeding them. She likes to eat food that are dry and not food that contain water. Even the corn on the cob, which my budgie loves to eat. For her regular diet, she only eats hard pellets and Nutriberries (and oats) and drinks a lot of water after. When I tried giving her freeze dried fruit, she ate those, but only after I hand feed them. Is it a problem that she refuses to eat fresh fruits and vegetables that she deems mushy? Should we be concerned? My baby cockatiel weaned relatively late as it took her 3 months to move to a pelleted diet, and the Lafeber pellets were one of the first foods she ate.