Just a recap but when my mom recently passed I brought her quaker parrot Gomez home to live with me. He's about 8 years old I believe. We're working on him not being mad at me😂. I mentioned in an earlier post Mom seems to have him on a seed diet. I have slowly been trying to add fresh food too. I also want to switch him to pellets. After lots of reading I know to start slow and Cnyguy suggest also softening some. My trouble now is no where close to me carries pellets that I can tell. Very rural area here. So I have to order pellets for him. Any suggestions? No only a good brand but ones maybe that you have experienced a general better liking for by the bird? Thanks in advance
Ralph like the ZuPreem Fruit Blend pellets too, and he also eats Higgins InTune pellets, which are also fruit flavored. There are other good brands like Harrison's and Roudybush which some parrots prefer.
Well I ordered him the Zupreem this time and I'll see how he does with that one. If it's a no go I'll move to the next recommended one. Still trying fresh fruits and veggies every few days. (I'm trying not to be pushy). He looks at me like I'm off my rocker though when I do it. Called a sister and she said he likes the occasional saltine cracker. Lol. Can he even have that? I haven't seen much said about crackers but I would guess the sodium would be bad.
Have you tried eating some of the same fruits and vegetables you're offering Gomez to show him how delicious they are? Sometimes that helps to get a parrot to try something new. A small piece of a saltine cracker now and then is OK, just not too much or too often. I found a salt-free whole grain cracker in the organic foods section at the grocery store that Ralph will eat. To me they taste like cardboard, but Ralph seems to like them.
Casey likes small pieces of plain unsalted rice crackers. Rice is the only ingredient. I get tiny ones in the baby food section. You have to double check baby snacks as some have added iron that isn’t good for parrots