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Margaret <email address not displayed>
Margaret wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > LOL! That is wonderful news. Usually the younger the bird, the > easier the conversion goes. Being a prey animal, they are naturally > leery of "new things" but when they are young they are much more > receptive as so much is new for a youngster. I laugh at the thought > of seeing others read your post and think, "Darn! Why couldn't MY > bird be that easy to convert?!" - LOL! That is truly wonderful news > though. > > So just keep that up every morning until he is readily eating the > fresh foods. I find that converting a seed eater to the fresh foods > first is much easier than first trying to convert to a pellet diet. > The reason is probably due to the fact that fresh foods are a more > natural food choice for the bird in nature as compared to the > manufactured pellet diets. But anyhow, once your bird is discovering > all the wonderful shapes, tastes and colors of a wide variety of fresh > foods you will quickly learn what his favorites are. Then when you > begin to convert him to a pelleted diet, he will most likely already > trust you because you introduced the wonderful fresh foods the same > way. You see? You will be building a wonderful relationship with > your bird by spending so much time together working on improving his > diet. That is a great first step in any new bird's life with you. > I'm so glad it is going smoothly for you! Your bird will thank you by > way of a long, healthy and happy life. <smile> > > (No name) wrote: > > Thankyou so much for the advice . It was very helpful. We tried > him > > with no seed, just carrot, green bean, cauli, peas and sweetcorn > this > > morning and when he realised his seed pot wasn't there, just his > fresh > > food pot, he decided he didnt want to go hungry and started munching > > > away on it. I'm sure this is the beginning of a happy conversion! > > Thanks again.
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