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feed for GCC?

So, my GCC is getting picked up this week and I have no clue if what I feed my linnies will be okay for it.. I think not because there is a size difference between them. I currently feed Roudybush Nibbles. I have no idea if this little guy is even on a pelleted diet, but will be starting to offer it once I can along with the seeds.

Are cockateil sized feeds a good choice?
And of course fresh fruits and veggies, sprouts etc.

I have only ever seen one GCC in person and I forget the exact size difference, lol.
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I have Maxx on Roudybush Crumbles and he loves them.



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My conure has a very varied diet at the moment as I'm trying to find out what he likes. I feed cockatiel or small parrot sized foods though

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so next size up pellets then it is. I really want to switch everyone to totally organic pellets but have two bags of roudybush left for the linnies..
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Libby is also on Roudybush crumbles andshe loves them, along with fruit, veggies, birdy bread, a cooked bean mix I get at my bird shop (includes beans, rice, pasta and other yummy stuff), and whatever else she can talk me out of! She is a really good eater!

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I get my GCC a small parrot seed mix. I have been trying harrison's pellets because that's what I switched my 'tiels to with awesome success. He actually ate some today! I've had him for 2 months now. He gets the usual fresh stuff as well.


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So the verdict is in and previous owners only fed seeds, sad, but I WILL widen the verizon for new food choices.. and hopefully s/he will eat some sort of pellet I offer, time will only tell.. Hey even my stubborn linnie that wanted only seed is gladley eating roudybush nibbles now She kinda ate the zupreem fruit pellets but once roudybush came in the picture they become the devil LOL..
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I have mine on tiel seed mix, wih zupreem pells (the size that looks like cereal), and true fruits mixed in. I also give them fruits/veggies/cheerios. Mine are pretty picky being they ate all seed and not much else before I got them. Apples are ALWAYS a hit as are peanuts (kept to a minimum). Ricky is a bit of a junk food junkie, or at least he tries. He was sitting on me the other dy and I was drinking dr pepper and I went to take a sip and there was a little green cheeck head in the way. Yeterday he stole a ranch dorito right as my hubby went to sitck it in his mouth. lol I dont generally let my birds eat like that but he was not giving the chip up. It was so funny.

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I plan to get some Goldenfest seed I think that looks to be one of the healthier out there just need to place a order.. And then I will try roudybush pellets for now, but I hope I can get everyone onto the TOPS pellets.. I need to get some seed I can sprout to, never done that before. And get everyone to eat there VEGGIES.. ugh silly FIDS. Just hopefully I can convert another seed junky to a more healthier diet, I want my babies to live there full lives.

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For now I gave Parsley some dried fruit, and some of the pellets I got with my Pi, lets see if s/he even touches it.

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Sounds good.. If not today I will at least continue to offer they eventually nibble at it some.. hey maybe I can try my nibbles size to start LOL.. there millit size so its more enviting.. Who knows.. But do let me know if the dried fruit works. I see that Goldenfest has a drive fruit and vegie mix they sell and I would love to buy it if they will eat it, or at lest one of them.. Hate to buy something just to let it go to waste like the zupreem pellet I have now.

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SweetyPi's previous owner just bought a small quantity of bulk at the grocery store. So that's what Parsley got. YellowBird seems to love em but his/her previous owner offered them.

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I buy Goldenfeast Petite Hookbill Blend at my local bird shop and both birds (GCC and Parrotlet) love it. It has tons of dried fruits, veggies and other stuff in it. I feed it as a treat. Goldenfeast has lots of different kinds of yummy stuff!

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I wish I could buy it locally, but we have such a limited amount offered in our area.

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My linnie and my green cheek both eat TOP pellets, so that could happen. My green cheek actually will eat any size pellets, but she doesn't like anything with dyes in it. She is a health food nut.

TOP is trying out a new Crumplets - I think that's the name. It is chopped up.

My green cheek will eat anything healthy, and any size pellet, but all of my birds except the green cheek will leave the pellets over the bowl and eat that way so that the crumbs drop down into the bowl and they can go back and eat the broken pieces. She absolutely refuses to eat like that if she can walk away from the dish and eat. That doesn't hurt anything, but it means she wastes a lot of each pellet, expecially the TOP pelletd, due to their size and consistency. Soooooooooooo - I give her the crumplets whenever I have them, because she wastes lots less that way.

The linnie will eat the regular size TOP pellets, but I think she likes the crumplets better. At any rate, she eats pretty much anything healthy, too.

I love sprouting seeds. I hope you do, too, when you try it.

Don't buy a special size pellet for your green cheek unless you find it absolutely won't eat what the linnie eats. They are such a great size they can handle most anything.


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so its safe and okay to feed my GCC the nibbles size? And when I get a chance to order the Tops pellets soon I planned to order the new small size they have because of the linnies lol.. So far my GCC will only eat the gross seed mix they were feeding it.. going to keep trying with healthier options thogh!

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Yes, it is safe. Whether it will eat it or not is another issue. It may prefer certain sizes, but mine doesn't.


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A lot of times a bird will stick only to what it knows when they make a move, so don't get too discouraged. My parrotlet would only eat seed for the first month or so, then started eating the fresh foods and pellets. I have the harrison's high potency fine pellets for my tiels and my vet said it would be fine for my GCC as well. He will eat them now (after 2 months of trying) as well as the larger pellets in his seed mix. He wasn't given fruits and veggies much before I got him, but wasted no time in gobbling them up when I brought him home! it's amazing the difference the harrison's pellets made in my tiels! Their feathers look awesome! Pheobe had a lot of bald spots when I adopted them and I didn't notice any plucking by her or her brother. They only had WalMart brand seed before I got them and were dificient in vitamins and minerals. I get Harrison's because I can get it locally from the vet. None of my fids seemed to care for the supreem.. Good luck with your new baby!


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thank you, i know that he will or could refuse for a long time and then one day start eating it. that is how it went with my second linnie. was a seed, well is still a seed junky, but now I ketch her eating roudybush after she has had her fill of what little seed I leave her for the day.. A she came with a zupreem fruit, and seed mix, and finally stopped eating the fruit.. Everyone recomends the roudybush which it seems like an okay food, but tops just seems so much healther.. Just ordered a bag of crumplets tops, and some goldenfeast seed, and some top organic seed and a sprouter! I am super exciited to try sprouting and to see if the 3 fids will try them! At least that will be one healthier way to eat seed for them. Will still get soem dry seed though as the goldenfeast has other stuff then just seed mixed in so not good for sprouting.. But way better then the walmart kaytee seed that my GCC has been eating for at least the last year and half, which makes me cringe.. my dog dosnt even eat store brand dog food, he gets taste of the wild from the feed store which has no corn and meat as the first few ingredients, im kinda a health food nut for my animals, I need to rub off onto myself and the way I EAT! lol..

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I'll buy organic vegetables and fruit for the birds but eat the non-organic for myself.

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