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Abigail has been on seed all her life from my knowledge i want to change it to pellets and use the seed as a treat is this a good pellet? has anyone used it and does your parrot like it?

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I use Zupreem naturals for my GCC.. not sure if they are premium or not, but my bird will eat them and I can afford them...lol
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I use Zupreem naturals for my GCC.. not sure if they are premium or not, but my bird will eat them and I can afford them...lol
do you know if they will send a sample?

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I don't know... why not contact them and ask? All they can say is no.
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i just sent them a email i want to get Abigail on a better food but i don't want to spend 40 dollar and her will not eat it

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I did have samples of one kind... think it was roundybush , but not sure.
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Try all the major pellet companies... and tell them that... maybe you will get lucky with some samples... may of been labefers also...lol I cannot remember.

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Found this page online... good luck!!

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ok i am going to try zupreem first they had the best price 20 lb for 39.99

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I've bought several zupreems for different birds, but mine won't eat it.
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I've bought several zupreems for different birds, but mine won't eat it.
my budgies and p'let eat some of the fruity zupreem ( but only like the canary sized ) ... my conure loves it but poops red and stains everything so am switching him to naturals...lol.. he eats it but prefers the fruity... I am mixing them till I use up the fruity... and he will not eat the seed mixes for his size... so as soon as the bag is used up he will be on all pellets with some budgie seed for a treat.
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Zupreem will refund your money if you save your receipt, if your bird doesn't eat it. At least this is what the website says. They used to give samples a long time ago, but I don't know if they still do.
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my budgies and p'let eat some of the fruity zupreem ( but only like the canary sized ) ... my conure loves it but poops red and stains everything so am switching him to naturals...lol.. he eats it but prefers the fruity... I am mixing them till I use up the fruity... and he will not eat the seed mixes for his size... so as soon as the bag is used up he will be on all pellets with some budgie seed for a treat.
I tried all my birds, budgies, teils, p'let, conure and they won't touch either fruit or natural, I don't know why, it smell super good to me. I feed mine Kaytee Max in the red bag, it's a mix of pellets, fruit, seed and other stuff and I actullay think it's better. I also just bought a bag of fosters and smith mix parrot food for my sennie and p'let, and I'm really happy with it too.
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When I buy the mixes my birds just eat the seeds and I throw the rest away... fussy boogers...lol
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Abigail is on a seed mix right now she eats the sunflower seed first leaves the dried fruits and veggies and only eats the seeds and nuts

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My Senegal likes to eat the sunflower seeds first too .

ParrotletsRock, mine do that too, so pickey, they eat most of it and the rest we put outside for the wild birds and animals.
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Here's a fantastic way of feeding pellets, Lafebers now do pellet-berries. They have fruit and everything in them and aren't too costly. They're like nutriberries, but BETTER

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I'll look into those thanks Daisy.
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With any pellets it can be difficult to switch your birds but not impossible. There are different plans and ways of introducing and switching them. It can be very frustrating; I would know. I went through switching Kiki and Minnie. Luckily, the budgies have caught on, and pellets were the first thing introduced to Alex as a baby so he definitely recognizes it as food. (Although that's not all he's given now.) Just because it's hard, though, I wouldn't give up on switching birds to pellets.




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