I try to feed them a balanced diet each day so every day they get two bowls of food at the same time.
One bowl has the nutritional balanced diet Pellets like maybe Lab biscuits but they rarely eat any of this stuff.
The other bowl contains some vegetables such as a combination of fresh carrots, okra, celery, and broccoli. I used to give them apple but they ignore it. This is what they like to eat every day.
I'm concerned that they should be eating those balanced pellets but they just throw them out of the bowl or cover that bowl with their little wood blocks as if to say....POISON! DANGER, KEEP AWAY!
I also give them plenty of hand fed treats such as nuts, seeds, cheerios (a favorite), peanut butter (they do headstands for this), and popcorn.
I'm tempted to just take away all food sources including treats for a week to force them to eat the pellet food but I don't want to be that mean to them. Any ideas what I should do? Would they be ok just eating the vegetables and treats? Any other food ideas I should try? Can they eat Tuna fish in olive oil that comes in a can? I eat lots of this but I'm afraid to give them something that might hurt them.
I've only had them for 4 weeks so I'm a beginner at this and I am a bachelor who does not do much cooking so I don't think feeding them some of my frozen dinners is a great idea either.
Thanks in advance.