The pellet versus seed issue is a big one! I let my birds go a week with out whole food because I have had that flu and didn't want to cook. So they had bird corn bread and seeds with some fruit.
Today I cooked up a blend of
bistro rice blend
40 minutes later it's done and it smells good in here.
They had it for lunch and for dinner. Their seed is untouched. I might take some for lunch and add grated cheese.
Popcorn was a new one for me. It's cooked but not soft. The conures and senegal loved the popcorn and the keets didn't touch it.
I also give them pasta and sauce. Peanut butter toast is a hit with the big guys, not the keets.
I am making bird salad tonight so I don't need to chop every day. They eat well.
Volkman Science diet seed for all my birds. I don't eat that!
I think they need variety. They seem content after a good warm meal, don't we all!