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ok i finally got all my birds switched to pellets they are eating roudybush is it normal for their poo to be yellow instead of green since they have switched

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ok i finally got all my birds switched to pellets they are eating roudybush is it normal for their poo to be yellow instead of green since they have switched
My birds poop is a tan when they eat more fresh and pellets. More green when they eat more seed.

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If the pooh is the same colour from all of them! Then yes you have to believe it is the diet you have chosen for them.
Is there any dyes in the blend you are using? This is often just a number and could be an issue.

Can I ask what percentage of pellets you are feeding? If that percentage is 25% or under I would not of thought you would see this radical change. On a higher percentage then yes I would say you could see this difference.
There is a chance that it will settle back to a more normal colour as the body adjusts.

This from Alicia may help you understand some of the issues in feeding pellets.

Why Food Is Better Than Pellets
By Alicia McWatters, Ph.D.

http://www.africangreys.com/articles...on/pellets.htm


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i offer pellets a little seed and fruit and veggie mix and fresh veggies and fruit but most times the will not eat the fresh food

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i offer pellets a little seed and fruit and veggie mix and fresh veggies and fruit but most times the will not eat the fresh food
I got mine to eat the veggies by making a mash in the processor and putting a little seed in it. They try to pick tge seeds out but inevitably taste some of the mash.

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My birds poop is always different if they're eating pellets. I had a heart attack when I fed Malibu some ZuPreen VeggieBlend (wouldn't feed it again mind) 'cause his poop had turned orangey-red from picking out all of the orange pellets
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I'll never have such a problem because I don't feed pellets.
If you want your parrots to eat fresh food and veggies it's a good ides to mix it with the seeds. I also was successful using this method. After two mixed meals I could separate the food again, and from then on they have been eating fruits and veggies.
Some parrot keepers also recommend to give a pure fruit and veggie meal and take the other food away meanwhile.
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Getting our birds to eat healthy foods is a major issue.
But it is something we should never give up on.
They are the ones that will suffer if we just give in.
I am glad I do not have this issue with my own birds, that I know off.

But all to often I hear from people who say their birds pick out only one or two seeds from any seed mix.
This is one off the hardest things to sort out.
With any diet change it is important to keep an eye on the weight of the bird as well as what comes out the back end.


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well they all seem to be adjusting to it now and i still offer fresh food sometimes they will taste sometimes they will not

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Getting our birds to eat healthy foods is a major issue.
But it is something we should never give up on.
They are the ones that will suffer if we just give in.
I am glad I do not have this issue with my own birds, that I know off.

But all to often I hear from people who say their birds pick out only one or two seeds from any seed mix.
This is one off the hardest things to sort out.
With any diet change it is important to keep an eye on the weight of the bird as well as what comes out the back end.
I by-pass this problem by feeding only how much they eat in a day. I keep reducing the amount so that when I change the food the next day, there are only husks left and no whole seeds. I have also started feeding them pellets as a supplement, so if they are hungry they'll eat those.

That way, I can change the seed everyday without wasting any. If you don't change the seeds everyday, just make sure you add only enough food that they are going to eat between the times that you change the seeds---that way they eat a balanced seed diet rather than just they're favorite

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