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eugenie
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:06 am    Post subject: kakariki wants only dry food

Hello.
The problem is my kakariki does not want any fresh food. The only things he likes are sunflower seeds and apple seeds. He is just mad about them. He even does not touch the apple, only takes the seeds out. I cannot feed him only with sunflower seeds and apple seeds. He does not even like eggs, he wants DRY EGG FOOD INSTEAD!!! He never eats bananas, kiwis, broccoli, he does not even touch them.
What should I do?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:44 am    Post subject:

This is a common issue when birds are raised on bad and incorrect diets..in particular nest raised
Like child supplied fast foods and crap by parents, they grow up latagic, fat and research now show as adults these child have alsorts of heath and personality problems.
Kakariki can be lead into a heathy diet, over several months to a yr..
As with the case with parent of children, It just take patence and displine.

Apple seeds (and pear) have a high arsnenic content..the odd seed is ok but too many over a long term will eventually kill the bird...slowly

Sunflower is hi in fats, over weight issues with long term health issues.

Read the thread on diet and there are other older threads dealing with 'converting ' kakariki to a good healthy diet.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject:

Shame on you don't give apple seed,not a wise thing to do...... emb i have a few fussy birds but still put the fresh in ...try a little sweetcorn....grated carrot in the egg food maybe a slice of cucumber.....dont give up but just put small amounts in each day. Dancing
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