If they are 100% nutritionally complete, why doesn't everyone use pellets? I see there are big debates over seed and pellets, but I'd think I'd at least see more people on pellets than I do now if they are that nutritious.
Yes, I'm switching my Minnie to pellets as we speak and I'll be switching my Sun starting on Monday.
Thank you Jenny for clarifying, though!
Not everyone feels they're 100% complete, not everyone's birds will eat them, and many people (myself included) think it's just 100% boring to be on 100% pellets 100% of the time
I have mine on Roudybush, 75% pellet, 25% high grade natural seed mix with 50 different types of seed, fruit, veg, and nut so that they get some variety along with the healthy pellets
You have to go with what your vet advises and, frankly, what YOU feel is the best for your bird after researching all your options. I feel a primarily pellet diet with variety included is best for my birds, but not everyone feels that way. I've met Dr Harrison, and the vet who replaced him, and they preach feeding ONLY Harrison's with the occasional fresh fruit/veg treat. Don't get me wrong, birds thrive on his diet and they're amazing vets, but I personally think my birds appreciate the variety. My vet, Dr Susan Clubb, is on the advisory council for Kaytee and is the vet on call for Parrot Jungle Island and she prefers variety, and I really like her and trust her opinions
She was the vet on call for our pet shop and gave health certificates for all our birds, and was the breeder for my Pionus, Angel, so I really trust her