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Ha ha literally a diet...
« on: May 05, 2016, 09:17:12 PM »

My two are a nightmare at the moment. Hickory is hovering around 530 now I kept feeling her keel bone wasn't really sure. Vets nurse said she was bit heavy so just got them to confirm it this time. Well just had her on pretty much Harrisons for last 3 months not really budged.

Started weighing the biscuits she got onto that one scoffed most of them. So gone for it whilst I try to find a long term solution. Presently on 40% biscuits and chop twice a day.

So now they keep trying to get the biscuits you'd think I'd starved them. Finding it quite interesting both are mental for the energy dense food. They really will eat the wrong things first.

Some might of seen, got a couple of ideas for long term. Tempted by beophar+, could put them on lifetime but calcium another idea was roudybush which would need 2 types of pellets for greys.

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Re: Ha ha literally a diet...
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2016, 05:59:35 AM »

I always thought they could be free fed pellet?
So why can't they move onto lifetime ?
Mine all eat freely
And I can feel peaches keel sometimes too sharp xx
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Re: Ha ha literally a diet...
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2016, 07:13:15 AM »

I've spoken to Mandi about Luna, I free feed her pellets, she has a mix of zupreem nut blend and veggie blend. She absolutely troughs them, and she would eat any pellet but some really give her an upset tummy. 

She has seed in her cage too as her keel is very sharp, and I want to build a little bit of fat around her keel although she's not underweight, around 430g.

She rarely touches her seed though, she was weaned onto pellets so prefers them.

Having said that she's not even a year old yet so still time to fill out.
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Re: Ha ha literally a diet...
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2016, 10:53:10 AM »

I always thought they could be free fed pellet?
So why can't they move onto lifetime ?
Mine all eat freely
And I can feel peaches keel sometimes too sharp xx
I'd generally agree Willow is fine it's just Hickory I feel for him a little at the mo. As for feeling the keel bone sharp would be a better way of describing what it should be. I happened to push her feathers off the keel when she was wet, whilst protruding wouldn't call it sharp. Probably 1-2mm where as Will is a good 3-4mm. As for lifetime for greys they say hp, now I thought it was due to energy density seems it's also heavier on the other bits. Was my suggestion as I thought it might help. Bit before Xmas Carli the nurse said she was a bit plump, so dropped all other mainly except treats. So made them have a proper check she has creeped up by 15-20g on her top weight over the last few years.

I've spoken to Mandi about Luna, I free feed her pellets, she has a mix of zupreem nut blend and veggie blend. She absolutely troughs them, and she would eat any pellet but some really give her an upset tummy. 

She has seed in her cage too as her keel is very sharp, and I want to build a little bit of fat around her keel although she's not underweight, around 430g.

She rarely touches her seed though, she was weaned onto pellets so prefers them.

Having said that she's not even a year old yet so still time to fill out.

I do have lumps whilst not the largest my 2 definitely come under the big category. I don't really give seed in cage I keep it for rewards. Still not quite sure what to do long term.

Does highlight how different birds are different, how a good weighing regime still can miss and the importance of a good relationship with vet.

What just under 1 daily portion of pellets looks like.

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Re: Ha ha literally a diet...
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2016, 10:57:19 AM »

wow that's a days worth? Luna's bowl is filled over halfway daily, she'd eat me if it wasn't ha ha

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Re: Ha ha literally a diet...
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2016, 11:33:32 AM »

Lol that's being shared that's 25g should be 30g of Harrisons per day per bird

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