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Harrison Pellets And Other Food

Well, I got the CAG! Anyways, the previous owner gave me a bucket of these pellets and the brand is Harrison, is this a good brand? She also gave me a bucket and 2 bags of this seed mixture (I think locally homeade.) and a small bucket of peanuts. If the bird lived 17 years with this mix, it must be pretty good, right?
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I've heard really good things about it, I know alot of people prefer it to zupreem, but I stick to zupreem since I can get it locally.

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I love Harrison's. It is great, organic and has been proven to increase overrall health dramatically, and you will notice the difference. I like to use 75% Harrison's, 25% seed mixes and other fresh fruits, vegetables and grains, just to mix it up and create a full, varied diet.




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I've always heard that Harrison's is the best brand of pellets, followed by Roudybush. My avian vet says either of these two would be excellent to use. My two are on Roudybush "crumbles" pellets -- this is what they were weaned to by the bird shop, along with frest food and other goodies.

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The only problem with Harrison's is that since it is Organic it needs to be used in 4-6 weeks. How was the bucket stored? If it was kept in the freezer then I would not worry, if not, I don't know if I would use it.




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I like Harrison's and use it. As Bob said, it needs to be frozen if you are not going to use it right away.


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The bucket is just store in the house. Now I'll store it somewhere cold.
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Harrisons is one of the top of the line pellets out there, atm. It's expensive, but if you portion it out properly it will last a while. Like Bob and Nanay said, freeze what you won't use right away. It comes in Lifetime Maintenance, High Potency, and Lifetime Maintenance (Spicy). For an African Grey, I would normally recommend getting a bag of both the Lifetime and the High Potency and serving a mix of both - they need more protein and fat in their diet than other species, and the High Potency is made for breeding birds, weaning birds, and ill birds so it has more protein, fat, and nutrients. If you were feeding just Harrison's, no seed, I would say serve just the High Potency, but since you're giving seed, peanuts, etc I would do 50% High Potency, 50% Lifetime so you don't strain his kidneys with too much protein. I hope that makes sense



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It made sense!hehe I dont know what type it is becuase all of the foods are in margarita mix buckets or some other bucket for honey thing!


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Just feed him what he is used to for now, and when you purchase new, start fresh from there. He is adjusting to a new home now, so familiar foods are a great idea.


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Yeah leave his food the same. Wait until a bird's comfortable and completely healthy before you make a diet change.




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I too use Harrison's and I find it to be fantastic

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So they've got Harrison's like all over the world?




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They do I have to order mine online

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Is that expensive?




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Wow the previous owner was a perfectionist... Top line, expensive pellets, SPOILED BIRD! HEHEHEHEHE


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yeah it can be like 15 for the small bags

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Is that $45 US?


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Small bags US are about $10



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Oops!That's a lot for a small bag!


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