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Getting Lovebirds to Eat Fruit and Veg

post #1 of 7
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Hello Everyone,

 

I have been trying to get my 2 Lovebirds Mally and Boo to eat veg and fruit. Unfortunately they have a Vitamin A deficiency and I really would like them to start eating it. I have tried to get them to eat some, I have put spinach in their water dishes, sprinkled sunflower seeds on peach slices. They didn't even eat the sunflower seeds because they were on the peaches. However they do eat sunflower seeds though. Thanks in advance.

 

-Parrots-Playground-

post #2 of 7
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Oh, and in the meantime whilst I am training them to eat fruit and veg I wanted to get them a good Vitamin A supplement. If you can recommend a good one that would be great. Here's the thread.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1038182/vitamin-a-supplement

post #3 of 7

You could try sprouting seeds a little bit (just until the sprout is 1/8 inch long, or longer if they'll eat them) and my cockatiel loved chewing on raspberry branches, they have smaller thorns than blackberry branches, but not sure if you have any unsprayed ones around in your area. My cockatiel also liked chewing on pine or hemlock tree needles which have lots of vitamin C in them, not sure about vitamin A though. Just a thought.

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old.gif A good vitamin supplement is boiled beetroot water or orange juice
Added in to their water but you have to dilute it allot so they will drink it

You can also put nutriberries in their food
They are seeds coated in healthy oils so when they eat it they also consume healthy oils many people have sucsess with them

Here is the link http://lafeber.com/pet-birds/birdfood/parakeet-nutri-berries/

water supplements
http://m.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=5059+10441+6107&pcatid=6107 Make sure you read all the info
http://www.northernparrots.com/bsp-liquid-multi-vitamin-drops-2-sizes-prod6390a/
http://www.northernparrots.com/daily-essentials-1-soluble-multi-vitamins-prod6010a/

I hope i have helped ~kikithebird
Edited by kikithebird - 11/5/15 at 2:58pm
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post #5 of 7
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Thanks Kiki and Lozuufy for all your help I am going to see if they like the OJ on their water and I am also going to sprout some seeds. Once again thanks for all of  your help.

 

-Pekin Bantam-

post #6 of 7

Once they start eating sprouted seed, they'll be accustomed to the feel of wet food. Then you can start shredding dark leafy greens and finely-dicing veggies high in beta carotene, mixing it with the sprouts.There are also some brands of palm fruit oil supplement which are very high in beta carotene, and which many birds find delicious right away.

:-)

post #7 of 7
You can also give them seeding grass silverbeet and parsley alot of birds weaning on to fruit and Vegetables love them
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