My rosies (Bourke Parakeets) wont eat fruits or pellets….they are on .basically a seeded diet. I am told that nuts (peanuts, sunflower seeds?, almonds etc.) are bad for this species due to fatty liver disease. Any info and help on their diet would be greatly appreciated.
Regarding your question on your birds diet.
In the wild this issue does not come up because they scavenge for food wherever they can locate it and fly many miles exercising which helps to prevent sedentary illnesses like Fatty Liver disease.
Pelleted foods help in keeping a caged birds diet consistent. A variety of foods are best, not just pellets and we have written and collected a number of articles on this topic. Also, vegetables are more important to a birds diet than too many fruits, so try to entice your birds with corn, peas and cooked beans more so than fruit and especially serve very little citrus as this has recently been proven to cause other nutritional problems as it changes the normal intestinal flora negatively.
Here are a few I have selected. I have also included the links to the pages that contain these articles and many others that may be helpful to you and your birds.
https://www.birdandparrot.info/blog.asp This is the link to our Blog posts on many topics such as feeding, housing, toys, etc.
https://www.birdandparrot.info/Bird-Care-Facts-Info_ep_394-1.html This link takes you to the page that has many articles we have collected and written that also may help.
Please take a look at them and I am sure they will be helpful.
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