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What Should I Be Feeding My Cockatiel Baby?

Christina S. asks:


What should I be feeding my cockatiel baby?


Also, do I change it when it gets a bit older?


Dear Christina


Assuming your cockatiel is fully weaned, we recommend a good cockatiel seed mix and if you want to add pellets there are options.


In the beginning, your bird might eat mostly smaller seeds from this mix but later will eat the bigger seeds. No need to change the mix once it grows.


This is a good combination.


Higgins Sunburst Cockatiel plus Higgins Intune Conure Cockatiel pellets.


If you don’t want any sunflower seeds, Higgins Safflower Gold mixes well with the Higgins Intune pellets.


Chili and Barney eating on top of Chili’s birdcage ~ video


It’s best to introduce fresh veggies and fruit for breakfast to round out your ‘tiels diet.


Please let us know how your cockatiel is doing and if you see an improvement in feather coloration.





Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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