It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2022 12:35 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




 Page 1 of 2 [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Healthy treat
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:28 pm 
Previous owner
Previous owner
User avatar

Name: Melissa
Posts: 3264
Joined: May 2008
Location: Renton (Seattle), WA
Gave happy chirps: 142 times
Got happy chirps: 69 times
Anyone know a healthy snack mix i can give zorro daily. I want something i can give him while we eat so dont need to defend our food.



_________________
Image
Offline
  Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthy treat
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:48 pm 
Quaker
Quaker
User avatar

Name: Stephanie
Posts: 2703
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: California
Gave happy chirps: 105 times
Got happy chirps: 265 times
He'll probably always still go for your food. It'll be more appealing since you're eating it and because he is being told not to go for it.

Danny doesn't like normal big bird treats, but his favorite treat is apples. Other than that, I don't really have any good suggestions.



_________________
Image
Jaid the cockatiel & Danny the BCC.
Offline
  Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthy treat
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:59 pm 
Previous owner
Previous owner
User avatar

Name: Melissa
Posts: 3264
Joined: May 2008
Location: Renton (Seattle), WA
Gave happy chirps: 142 times
Got happy chirps: 69 times
If he has food he likes he will go 4 that. Judt dont think fruit n nut mix is ok daily.



_________________
Image
Offline
  Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthy treat
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:42 pm 
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Name: Carolyn
Posts: 7983
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Arizona
Gave happy chirps: 201 times
Got happy chirps: 725 times
Does he like fresh fruit?



_________________
Image
Offline
  Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthy treat
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:19 pm 
Previous owner
Previous owner
User avatar

Name: Melissa
Posts: 3264
Joined: May 2008
Location: Renton (Seattle), WA
Gave happy chirps: 142 times
Got happy chirps: 69 times
tielfan wrote:
Does he like fresh fruit?

Yea but not as much as used to.



_________________
Image
Offline
  Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthy treat
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:35 am 
Cockatiel
Cockatiel
User avatar

Posts: 1688
Joined: Dec 2013
Gave happy chirps: 33 times
Got happy chirps: 159 times
Make Zorro a bowl of food he likes....
Offer it whilst your eating.....
He'll soon realize his is best.....



_________________
Image
Offline
  Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthy treat
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:47 am 
Lovebird
Lovebird

Name: Jessi
Posts: 1230
Joined: Jul 2015
Location: Tucson
Gave happy chirps: 83 times
Got happy chirps: 92 times
Is he a fan of nutriberries? Those are healthy and you could feed him a few each day.

Also, expect him to always try and get at least a nibble of your food. Even when he has foods he really likes, he's naturally going to want to have whatever you're having. Plus it seems that they enjoy food better when they have to steal it. Eventually he'll get into the habit of just eating his own food while you eat yours, but that might take a while.

I've actually had to stop having the birds out while I eat because they're so persistent about trying to eat what I'm eating, regardless if what I have for them is the same or not. They specifically want to steal from me, and they have both been known to land on my food (Alex flew and landed on my sandwich once; Lucy hopped into a bowl of milk from my cereal once and Alex has tried to do the same).
I can only hope Zorro isn't THAT pushy. :lol:



_________________
Image
Offline
  Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthy treat
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:05 am 
Parrotlet
Parrotlet
User avatar

Name: Dee
Posts: 309
Joined: Sep 2016
Location: England
Gave happy chirps: 45 times
Got happy chirps: 20 times
Our cockatoo and 'zon were a nightmare whenever we were trying to eat anything. They'd throw the biggest tantrums ever when being put in their cages if they knew we were eating. Snacks included! They think they're entitled to everything haha

If he likes them, I highly recommend cutting up some seedless green grapes. All of my parrots love them as a treat. You could also try a little dish or plate of all of his favourite foods. I'd try the grapes with some hemp seeds sprinkled on the top. I swear birds like hemp seeds more than they do sunflowers!


Offline
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthy treat
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:12 am 
Previous owner
Previous owner
User avatar

Name: Melissa
Posts: 3264
Joined: May 2008
Location: Renton (Seattle), WA
Gave happy chirps: 142 times
Got happy chirps: 69 times
deebee wrote:
Our cockatoo and 'zon were a nightmare whenever we were trying to eat anything. They'd throw the biggest tantrums ever when being put in their cages if they knew we were eating. Snacks included! They think they're entitled to everything haha

If he likes them, I highly recommend cutting up some seedless green grapes. All of my parrots love them as a treat. You could also try a little dish or plate of all of his favourite foods. I'd try the grapes with some hemp seeds sprinkled on the top. I swear birds like hemp seeds more than they do sunflowers!

Whats hemp seed



_________________
Image
Offline
  Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthy treat
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:12 am 
Previous owner
Previous owner
User avatar

Name: Melissa
Posts: 3264
Joined: May 2008
Location: Renton (Seattle), WA
Gave happy chirps: 142 times
Got happy chirps: 69 times
JessiMuse wrote:
Is he a fan of nutriberries? Those are healthy and you could feed him a few each day.

Also, expect him to always try and get at least a nibble of your food. Even when he has foods he really likes, he's naturally going to want to have whatever you're having. Plus it seems that they enjoy food better when they have to steal it. Eventually he'll get into the habit of just eating his own food while you eat yours, but that might take a while.

I've actually had to stop having the birds out while I eat because they're so persistent about trying to eat what I'm eating, regardless if what I have for them is the same or not. They specifically want to steal from me, and they have both been known to land on my food (Alex flew and landed on my sandwich once; Lucy hopped into a bowl of milk from my cereal once and Alex has tried to do the same).
I can only hope Zorro isn't THAT pushy. :lol:

He kikes avi cakes



_________________
Image
Offline
  Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2 [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  

cron