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PEllet diet
« on: November 18, 2014, 12:38:23 PM »

hi guys. Hope you and your feathered babies are all well. Please could you tell me what pellet is the best for parrots.
Thank you😃
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2014, 01:17:31 PM »

I think any pellet Is better than a seed diet, mine tend to prefer the fruity flavours as they seem easier to convert to. I believe Harrisons is the best you can buy. Personally I use nutribird P15 and zupreem.

Have a look on scarletts parrot essentials there's lots of choice on there.
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2014, 01:18:09 PM »

it depends what they like strawbs, i'm always trying different ones as Yvie goes off them suddenly and I like to try & get her a variety so she doesn't get bored :)

right now she's got the zupreem veggie & zupreem nut, with a bit of P15 & kaytee exact thrown in.
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2014, 04:02:56 PM »

My stinkers prefer HARRISONS
Very expensive when it's 6 birds
But I do vary them
They have zupreem, kaytee etc too
Just incase I can't get a particular one I at least know they will eat another brand x
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2014, 04:51:37 PM »

Thank you. I will try and get a couple so he doesn't get bored. He only picks out the sunflower seeds in his seed mix so want to try him on pellets.
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2014, 04:12:02 PM »

 Have bitten the bullett and got some Kaytee pellets for Smokey so hopefully he will take to it.
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2014, 04:42:48 PM »

Like Mandis ours prefer Harrisons but they aint cheap :nono:
 .Weve fed em them for years :thumbsup:
. People have all different ways of coverting em onto pellets but on our vets advice we weaned em onto em with Harrisons Power Treats first :cheekywink:
. Because of the wastage we seem to get this year at Stafford we bought 2 deep screw on feeders so they cant get their feet in em so easy & throw the pellets all over the place with their claws & yes its worked  :thumbsup:
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2014, 10:55:18 PM »

 Should I just replace his seed with pellets and see how he goes. All advice great fully received.
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2014, 01:27:50 AM »

i actually went cold turkey, i'd tried putting pellets with Yvie's food & she ignored them so i gave her pellets only. she began eating them after about 3 days.

tough love, but it worked, they are picky, give them the option of seeds & they'll take it every time, it's like offering sweets or veg, they'll take sweets every time.
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2014, 09:05:48 AM »

Thank you so much for the advise. Cold turkey it is. Will let you know how we go on.
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2014, 03:15:52 PM »

Good luck, be strong as he will hold out for his seed but if you give in he'll hold out even longer next time.
When I've converted to pellet I've literally give pellet and nothing else at all, he may not eat the first day but he soon will. Once they've started eating them I feed the pellets and nothing else for a couple of days then start adding fresh food and sprouted seeds for variety x
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2014, 03:32:44 PM »

Yep Lynne's right, don't feel sorry for him, just be strong, nothing but pellets. He won't starve himself for long.
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2014, 02:03:12 PM »

Thank you so much for the advice. Smokey is now eating the pellets and I feel so much better knowing that they are the best for my birdie.😃
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2014, 02:14:20 PM »

That was quick :) well done x
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2014, 02:27:56 PM »

wow very quick conversion, like you say it puts your mind at ease knowing they are getting good nutrition. Well done
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2015, 01:53:26 PM »

kaz ive heard that if you give the parrot a mix of pellets it could be dangerous as the intake of nutrients is to high
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2015, 05:17:00 PM »

Pellets should make up 70-80% of a diet
Pellets are vet approved x
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2015, 09:17:27 PM »

yes i know pellets are good i feed them to smokey, but i heard if you mix the brands when feeding, like if i would feed a mixture of harrisons and roudy bush
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2015, 01:12:01 AM »

If you look into diet it's a subject that can be contentious. If an animal dietician has developed a diet you'd hope they've developed it to be the complete food. As far as I know all pellets have a recommended additional allowance percentage with suggestions on the pack.

Where it gets interesting is the research behind the dietary requirements. Much of the research is either old or extrapolated from other species. Then comparing crude fat /protein across pellets you'll see plenty of differences.

http://avianmedicine.net/publication_cat/avian-medicine/ nutrition for more info. This is probably one of the go to books for avian medicine.

Now personally look who's hosting/publishing the above. Look to see how much research you can find on Google scholar from company. Make your own opinion to whose pellet is the best. Personally I have a little gripe with them all, i.e. one might be high in seed, no mention of mycotoxin screening etc..

So armed with that lot I'd say determine it for yourself. Is one pellet better than another for sure, it's also way better than seed. So it could be said any pellet is better than none.

As for which diet is best let me know if you find it.
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Re: PEllet diet
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2015, 11:49:32 AM »

how many grams of pellet should I give to my parrot per day ? I ve notice that every time she eats pellet, her droppings are wet . some times very ! but when I fed her seeds everythink its OK. Pls HELP !
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