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What's Your Nutrition??

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Old 04-14-2008, 10:08 AM   #21
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I have had my Parrotlet for over 2 1/2 years, and I have not yet gotten him to eat pellets. My Lovebird, who was supposed to be used to eating pellets, does not want to eat them either. They want their seeds!
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:33 PM   #22
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For those who like to feed cooked foods such as Beak Appetite here is a Canadian Company that has a similar product. Not sure if they ship outside Canada though. Click
I visited this Avian Organics website you mentioned. There they say:

We ship across Canada and all U.S. destinations via Canada Post.
Overseas orders will sometimes incur a higher shipping rate.
Please email for International shipping rates.

They have some interesting-looking avian meal items. And organic is always a plus.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:04 PM   #23
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Oooo! Thanks for that link. Variety is always a blast!
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:58 AM   #24
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Cool What Kiwi will eat so far

So far after having Kiwi for 3 days (1.5 yrs old, secondhand bird), she will eat Roudybush, Abba 1600 - seeds, PeeknGo fruit mix, PeeknGo veggie mix. Carrots, strawberry, cranberry and romaine lettuce.

After reading the diet forums, I pre-chopped up some carrots, green peppers *saving the seeds for Kiwi*, sweet potato, found some cinnamon sticks, found Del Monte can of corn without salt or preservatives.

So tomorrow, she will get a little mixture of corn, sweet potato and green peppers sprinkled with green pepper seed for breakfast. I will also put aside some seeds and pellets in another dish for her but I will hand feed her the vegetables first to see if she will eat it.

(Kiwi is going to turn me into a fruit and veggie eater!!)
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:10 AM   #25
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If you're going to feed corn that isn't fresh off the cob, I would recommend frozen rather than canned.
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:55 PM   #26
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Smile Corn

Ok, tyvm I will omit the corn then
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:54 PM   #27
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In the mornings I will feed volkmans cockatiel no sunflower, or I may give organic breakfast cereal(the flake kind) crushed a bit,soaked in soymilk, and mixed in with some budgiemin(brand of avian vit/min supplement).

In the evenings I feed fresh veggies and fruit. Like broccoli florets,grated carrot,banana,and corn,and strawberries.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:55 PM   #28
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when i first got Cabo 3 weeks ago he would only eat seeds for me (Fiesta max 'tiel mix w/ sunflower seeds). for the breeder he would eat kale and broccoli, etc. after the first 2 weeks he started getting lethargic and nippy.

in the mornings i put out a dish of:
-Goldenfeast Bean Supreme, boiled
-Broccoli
-Strawberries
-Sweet potato (fresh sticks i bought from Trader Joe's)
-Pea sprouts (also from Trader Joe's)
-Pomegranate seeds
-Raw oats
-A pinch of coconut
-A drop of organic agave nectar
All mixed in the food processor and warmed slightly

I also just (like 30 mins ago) got him to eat kiwi, apple, cherry, plain cheerios, tomato, and kale so i put those in a separate dish in his cage

in the afternoon i give him his seeds mixed with a few pellets (ZuPreem) and an Avi-cake if i feel like sitting and hand-feeding him (mostly as a treat for eating new fruits/veggies!)

needless to say, he has been in a much better mood and much more active! his biting is at a minimum (thank god!)
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:03 PM   #29
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the only thing I could think of is the pellets, even though still made of carbs, is going to formulated with the essential vitamins and minerals. Where the normal diet of seed and various foods can make it difficult to match the same amount of the vitamins and minerals found in pellets.

Who knows. I think that bird nutrition has come a long way, but more needs to be done. Pellets have their place in a diet, but I don't believe any vet will say it should be the sole source of nutrition.
that not what my vet said. I was told to feen only harrison but I don't agree with that. But it is what my vet said.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:11 PM   #30
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also on here under diet is vets commenting on pellets and mutations. Sandy Molenda a well known breeder states mutations can't eat pellets but my vet states otherwise and there is a discussion on here. Who know what is right?
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