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Parrotlet Diet Discuss the diets of parrotlets here. Recipes can go here too.

Nutritional diet

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Old 05-05-2014, 06:44 PM   #21
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I was also wondering, which formula of Nutri-berries? I see parakeet, conure, cockatiel, and I'm stumped which would be best!
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:48 PM   #22
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I use the parakeet nutriberries for Kiwi.
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I use cockatiel for Oliver which is really funny cause he loves them. I have to break them up for my cockatiel. He can't get his beak around them. Oliver has no problem. LOL
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I found it : http://www.avianstudios.com/wp-conte...n-Species3.pdf

It goes over the diet a bit by different species...
This is a great list! Thanks for posting. I think I will print this out to use at the grocery store.

One question - what is the best way to present the fresh food? Is it best to mash these foods together (maybe in a food processor)? Or maybe chop them up and then throw together in a mixture?
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This is a great list! Thanks for posting. I think I will print this out to use at the grocery store.

One question - what is the best way to present the fresh food? Is it best to mash these foods together (maybe in a food processor)? Or maybe chop them up and then throw together in a mixture?
Presentation is something that is individual to each bird. Tumi likes his kale large leaves and on the top or the side of his cage, while peas should be whole in a dish on the bottom, and carrots should be cut small and mixed with other things. It is trial and error, so present things in different ways and also raw and cooked (for the things that can be safely eaten either way) until you discover the ways that get things eaten.
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The nutraberries comments make me chuckle because my budgies will only eat smashed cockatiel original and Azuki and Lily only like the kind parakeet with cranberries and are 30% pellets. Azuki likes his whole, Lily likes her broken but not smashed. *sigh* so high maintence.
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I see that no one has posted to this thread since 2013, but I'm going to give it a shot anyhow! I recently adopted a very young parrotlet, Scooter. Naturally he loves seeds and I have tried feeding him Roudybush crumbles as well as fresh produce; apple, tangerine, bell pepper, celery. He seems to really like the Roudybush crumbles but has absolutely no interest in fresh fruits and vegetables. Should I be concerned?
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Went to the Website, and found this: Cockatiels, Grass Parakeets, Budgerigars, Parrotlets, Lovebirds, Pyrrhura Conures (Small Parrots)
Use whole uncooked and/or cracked grains (except for large types such as wheatberry). Smaller leafy veggies such as parsley, dill and cilantro tend to be favored over large leaf varieties. Cut open peppers to expose the seeds. Sprouts and broccoli crowns are a
plus! Blackberries, raspberries, figs, kiwi and cactus fruit are generally accepted by this group. Give small pellets as 50% or less of the diet.

I mix pellets with parakeet seed and Australian GoldenFest. Ollie gets veggies most days. He is very leery of "dark" anything---like blackberries or carrots. today he got a good corn meal mix baked with veggies.
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I see that no one has posted to this thread since 2013, but I'm going to give it a shot anyhow! I recently adopted a very young parrotlet, Scooter. Naturally he loves seeds and I have tried feeding him Roudybush crumbles as well as fresh produce; apple, tangerine, bell pepper, celery. He seems to really like the Roudybush crumbles but has absolutely no interest in fresh fruits and vegetables. Should I be concerned?
That's great that he likes the crumbles but keep trying the fruits and veggies. A balanced dietis really the best. Some like them chopped very fine. Some like bigger pieces stuck in the bars of the cage or on kabobs, some like it cooked into birdie bread. You have to experiment. I just feed fresh veggies everyday depending on what I'm eating or frozen veggies which I have chopped small and keep in the freezer when I'm bad and not having veggies.
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I see that no one has posted to this thread since 2013, but I'm going to give it a shot anyhow! I recently adopted a very young parrotlet, Scooter. Naturally he loves seeds and I have tried feeding him Roudybush crumbles as well as fresh produce; apple, tangerine, bell pepper, celery. He seems to really like the Roudybush crumbles but has absolutely no interest in fresh fruits and vegetables. Should I be concerned?
Liking pellets is a great start, and just keep trying with the veggies. They can be picky and stubborn, but like humans do need to eat their veggies. Keep at it and Scooter will train you how he likes them in no time!
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