Getting Lovebirds to Eat Fruit and Veg

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by Pekin Bantam, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Pekin Bantam

    Pekin Bantam Out Of The Brooder

    87
    2
    31
    Jul 21, 2015
    The Chook's Coop
    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-
     
  2. Pekin Bantam

    Pekin Bantam Out Of The Brooder

    87
    2
    31
    Jul 21, 2015
    The Chook's Coop
  3. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

    1,785
    241
    201
    May 20, 2012
    MA/VT
    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.
     
  4. kikithebird

    kikithebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gg​
    :old 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
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2015
  5. Pekin Bantam

    Pekin Bantam Out Of The Brooder

    87
    2
    31
    Jul 21, 2015
    The Chook's Coop
    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-
     
  6. Rosa moschata

    Rosa moschata Chillin' With My Peeps

    480
    90
    116
    Mar 20, 2013
    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.

    :)
     
  7. kikithebird

    kikithebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by