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Old 02-13-2017, 03:20 PM
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Hi so I'm soon getting a cockatiel for myself and one for my sister (we live in the same house). I know that I should be feeding them pellets and fresh fruit and veg with some seeds for treats so I was wondering the quantities you use for 1 cockatiel e.g. 1/2 cup of pellets, 1 tbs seeds and an abundance of fresh fruit. Let me know
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And also do you feed your cockatiel twice or once a day with treats in between?


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I mix seed, Zupreem fruity blend and either Roudybush crumble, Roudybush mini, or Lafeber's daily diet pellets in his seed cup. I do half seed and half pellets. I keep his seed cup available all the time. When he is out of the cage I hang it from the outside for easy access.

I give him a two inch piece of millet every couple days for a treat, and offer fresh veggies daily. He gets other occasional treats such as popcorn.

He spends most of his time outside his cage, either on top of it, or on the back of the couch. We have old bath towels all around the back of the couch, and I have a few snack stations of small piles of pellets here and there.
 
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I'm going to close your other thread as it is a double post and move this one to the correct subforum.

Tiels should be provided food all day as they are forages and eat throughout the day, not all at once. I always leave seed in the cage for my birds and offer them veggies in the morning. I also had pellets in the cage as well, so they could choose whichever they wanted to eat. http://talkcockatiels.com/showthread.php?t=27479 this sticky by tielfan in our sticky library has the best recommendations for a tiel's diet.
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Most cockatiels don't like fruit, and veggies are more nutritious anyway. So go for vegetables rather than fruit. Your tiel may prefer nibbling on a whole leaf that's been hung up foraging style instead of chopped-up veggies in a bowl.
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