Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Outer Sydney Australia
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I have never had a problem with Galah's eating pretty much everything. I don't use pellets and I don't particularly like them as they are not designed for specific birds but are supposedly all encompassing. Unfortunately different species of birds require different nutrients. Also pellets here in OZ are very expensive. Many vets also push their own special little things that just end up being overpriced vitamins or even one vet who sells basically Apple Cider Vinegar at an atrocious price and all I have seen it do is alter the budgies colouring, making it blotchy when it was not a pied bird.
I have found with mine (and I have kept them for many many years) is a good quality seed mix like the Avigrain Peachface Mix with the addition of fruit and veges. Mine love apple, silverbeet, spinach, celery, endive, capsicum (bell pepper), chilli, passionfruit, mango, raw peas and beans, parsley and pumpkin. They are pretty easy going birds food wise. I get lovely big babies from mine.
A big difference from what I was shown when I got my first baby Galah over 40 years ago who was unweaned and I was told to just feed it Farex mixed with hot water until she weaned and then just seed, and not a very good seed at that. But that is what was done in those days, we have learnt so much more since then.
You just have to watch their weight like you do with all too's.