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Similar to your own diet, a cockatiel thrives most when fed a variety of nutritious foods. Be cautious of offering too many treats and too many seeds, which are high in fat. In their place, reach for healthy and delicious fresh veggies and fruits, along with nutritionally balanced bird food designed with cockatiels in mind. Just note that when you’re switching to a new food, you’ll want to do it gradually over the course of a week so as not to upset your bird’s stomach.

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The percentage you give to your bird will depend on the species. Debate about whether vegetables are much better than fruits because of fruit’s high sugar content is ongoing.

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Moderation is the key word. Since the birds sometimes join us for dinner, we never serve unsuitable food.

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Fruit and vegetables are essential (and not cheap!)

Not to get all gushy-wistful, but watermelon is a rites-of-passage fruit, as nostalgia-inducing as summer’s first fireflies, the hum of cicadas, a cannonball splash.

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Come college, the watermelon gets sloshed, spiked through a carved hole with vodka and tequila at Indian-summer fraternity parties. Or its lush flavor is replicated in syrupy-lethal watermelon shooters favored by the fake-ID set.