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Diets....

What kind of diets do your little fids have?

The CAG is a whole new ball game for me..I'm used to feeding the little QP..lol.
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Mine eat a 3/4 pellet to 1/4 seed mix with lots of fresh goodies. For the grey I would give more pellet than seed since greys, as well as quakers, have a tendency to be pudgy lol. I like the pretty bird species specific african pellets (long name, eh?) for the greys, since it has the higher protein levels the greys need. Harrison's High Potency is good too, but expensive. Really, the grey can eat the same stuff as your quaker if you get a good medium parrot mix Save you some money!



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The linnies and the parrotlets have seed-based diet. I offer pellets, but they rarely touch them. I offer plenty of fresh vegetables and sometimes fruits, plus grains (rice, pasta, cous-cous). Lily doesn't really like anything other than her seed, but I still offer the extras; every once in a while she will nibble on it.

Harpo is a pig and eats anything. His diet is pellet-based with LOTS of vegetables, pasta, some fruits, and other grains. I love birds who eat anything... it makes my life so much easier!

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all my birds are on Trill, with veg
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All my birds get a mix of Pellets (Tropican, Passwell crumble, Pretty Bird), Seed Mix (Small Parrot, Cockatiel and Budgie mix, all mixed in together), Frozen Veggies, Corn on the Cob, Lentils and fresh seed sprays from my garden.
My cockatiels get walnuts and millet stuffed into one of their foraging toys
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All three of mine(budgies and linnie) get seed, pellets, and fresh fruits and veggies. I put ACV (apple cider vinegar) in their water once a week.
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I have never heard of using ACV. What is the reason for it?
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It is used to keep bacterial growth down. I put it on fresh foods if I leave them in the cage (like the bean mix today) so that bacteria won't grow on it. Some people put it in their water to discourage internal bacterial growth, but I've never used it. I think it also helps keep the water from getting slimy. Here's an article on it's benefits for birds!

http://www.naturalbird.com/mcwatters/acv_for_birds.htm

Just gotta be careful about what you put it in - no metal dishes!



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My gang gets:
Roudybush/Natural Zupreem/Hot & Spicey Zupreem pellets
Goldenfeast Hookbill Legume/Dr. Harvey's/Volkman's Avian Science, seed mixes
Fresh & cooked veggies daily, with mixed fruits 3 times per week
Pasta, rice, and other "healthy" table food, and YES, I do give them cooked chicken, my vet says it's good for them and my Halfmoon loves it.
I also add 2 drops of GSE to their drinking water once a week
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Mine have Roudybush pellets in their cages at all times. They get birdie mash daily.(mixture of fresh and frozen veggies with cooked rice or pasta, cooked quinoa, and or cooked beans) Fruit a few times a week. Seed and millet about three times a week. I also sometimes give mine cooked chicken breast if we're having some and sometimes scrambled eggs. My birds also love the chicken and eggs. I'll add a drop of ACV in their drinking water 1-2 times a week. My breeders get a little different diet when their nesting.
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Varied Seed and lots of fruit and veg..YUM.
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It is used to keep bacterial growth down. I put it on fresh foods if I leave them in the cage (like the bean mix today) so that bacteria won't grow on it. Some people put it in their water to discourage internal bacterial growth, but I've never used it. I think it also helps keep the water from getting slimy. Here's an article on it's benefits for birds!

http://www.naturalbird.com/mcwatters/acv_for_birds.htm

Just gotta be careful about what you put it in - no metal dishes!
Oops does that include cleaning the metal dishes with ACV. I hope not. I could switch to GSE.
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Vinegar is corrosive to metal, so it can potentially contaminate the drinking water. I use glass water bottles but the water does pass through a metal drinking spout, so I feel safer using the GSE, which is non corrosive
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All my birds ('tiels, budgies and lovie) get pellets, sometimes a little bit of seed, lots of veggies and fruit (spinach, carrots, apple, strawberry, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, chicory and lots more). They also get sprouted seeds on a regular basis Millet only for a snack..
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My friend has greys and they LOVE their corn and broccoli!
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All my birds get a Cockatiel Mix Seed. This is basically a good quality Budgie Mix with the addition of 10% Sunflower and Safflower. Everyone from the Budgies to the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos get this. They get fresh fruit and veges in season and occassionally Frozen corn on the cob or a mixture of carrot peas and corn, defrosted of course. For a treat they get Raw Peanuts in the shell in limited quantities (Toos are very prone to obesity).

I had a stack of pellets given to me but they only get those as a treat, not all of them like them. At the moment they are enjoying Mandarins that I picked from my tree. The Toos, Corella's and Galah's love mandarins as do the Conures and the Alexandrines.
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My birds are on a pellet diet, with fruits and veggies whenever I remember to put some out.

For Mochi it's basically the same, except with a bit of whatever we humans are eating. This includes spaghetti, chips, waffles, pancakes, wee bits of ice cream, ramen, rice, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches... etc. Nooo, she's not spoiled at aaaaall.
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i feed both my guys mainly pellets and add fruit/veggies and beak appetit to their diet as well as the occasional pecan for lentil. i give them millet and seed-based treats only occasionally, like on play dates with my bf's flock...
luckily, both of them eat almost anything i offer them. i know how stubborn some budgies can about with trying new foods, so i am thankful for stokes' breeder raising him the right way.
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I feed roundybush and also other mixtures that I buy in bulk at the bird store. The linnies eat pellets and a veggie seed, the quaker eats some plellets plus flax seed, and a powdered egg food. The conure eats the colored pellets but I am trying to switch over to roundybush and I give him flax seed plus egg food. They get carrots and veggies plus whole wheat pasta.
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All my birds get fresh veggies, fruits, rice, bean mash, birdie breads, pastas on a daily basis.

The budgies, tiels , parrolets and quakers get feed different sizes of zupreem pellets.

Merlin the cockatoo and Emma the alexandrine get pellets and a seed mix that I add raw nuts and dried fruit to.

Paco the chattering lory gets goldenfeats nectar gold. I mix it with fruit juice and add applesauce or other pureed fruits I use a lot of organic baby food fruits for this.

Rainbow the lorikeet gets pretty bird lory pellets and three times a week the nectar mix I feed Paco.
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