CONVERTING YOUR BIRD TO PELLETS

Introduction

Conversion

To begin the process remove all food at 6 pm and ensure the cage is clean of any scraps, including grit, so that just water is available overnight.

The next morning, depending on the type of bird, continue the process using one of the following methods:

  1. friendly, household bird Take the bird out of its cage and play with the pellets yourself on the table or floor. Pretend to eat them, crush them and move them around in front of the bird for 5-10 minutes. If the bird begins to pick them up and is seen to crush and eat them then conversion is complete. If the bird does not begin to eat the pellets during this time then remove the pellets and 1/2 hour later offer seed again.
  2. nonfriendly bird indicate to the bird that it is feeding time either by ringing a bell or using a call (such as "foodtime") and place seed back in with the bird for 1 hour repeat this again in the evening. Continue this process for 1 week. After 1 week replace the seed in the food container with pellets if the bird begins to pick them up and is seen to crush and eat them then conversion is complete. If the bird does not begin to eat after 1 hour then remove the pellets and after 1/2 hour offer seed again.

Try for a few days if you have no success, try again in a week's time.

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