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Today I got the Harrison bird food samples that I ordered in the mail, now I gave him a few lil pellets to see if he'd take to it and he did after I pretended to eat it lol anyways I put a little in his treat bowl and he's been eating it, so can I just switch his food to the pellets or do I have to add little by little or is that only for birds which have a hard time taking to new food?? Anyone know?? Thank you

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try offering a separate dish out of the cage for him so thats all he can have out of the cage. see how he takes to it. if he takes to it well i think it may be safe but keep the old pellets on hand in case it doesnt work out so well. give him the pellets hes used to in the evening at first



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Sounds good, so far in his treat bowl I gave him his old food and new food and he's been eating the new, but I'm gona do what you suggested then I'll monitor how much he eats of the new one, if in a few days he still chooses the new food over then old and make sure his poops look normal etc. Then if he likes it I'll ask the vet when I go in July for his check up what she thinks of me switching his foods permanently. Thanks you.

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Yeah I would try giving him a 50/50 mix for a while and see how he does on it. I wouldnt recommend going cold turkey on the new food, just because it can be a shock so yes. or you can try giving to him as a treat in the evenings so he gets it in his head its goodies, and he will love it



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I recently switched the conures from PrettyBird Daily Select to Harrison's and they switched very very fast! Good luck with it

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So I have both foods in his cage and he's choosing Harrisons over zupreem like since day one he had no problem eating it n now he's choosing it so it's all good I'm quite surprised cuz getting him on pellets was horrid I kinda expected it to be terribly hard but nope he took to it just fine lol.How do you buy this stuff tho theirs no pet stores here that carry it and on the website it says only vets sell it? That's kinda weird

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I'm pretty sure that mysafebirdstore.com sells it. Otherwise, you should be able to search on the Harrison's website for vets in your area that carry it. For me, it's cheaper to buy it at the vet's office. If it were too far of a drive, then obviously ordering online would better. There is a bird specialty store in my state that sells it, but they are about an hour from me and a bit more expensive.


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It says theirs a vet about 30 minutes away from me that sells it, I'm just shocked that you can't get it from a normal petstore even this parrot specialty store I found didn't sell it... I guess I'll go to that vets.

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I use Harrison's as well. The vet office that sells it is about fifteen-twenty minutes away from me, so I buy a lot at one time. It's good your bird is switching so easily!



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I agree I was really surprised he took to it so well but I'm happy that's good stuff

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Pretty sure drsfostersmith.com sells Harrison's pellets too.
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I think I'll do the drive it'll take maybe 20-30 mins for me to get there but if they don't have I'll def check that website. thank you

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Since it is organic, you need to keep it in the freezer. Just take out as much as you are going to use in a week, and keep the rest frozen. I used Harrisons for a bit, then switched over to Roudybush. Maxx liked both, but I can buy Roudybush bulk at a bird store 3 blocks away, so for me it is easier. I buy a few pounds, keep out a bit and freeze the rest.



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O I didn't know I had to freeze it but it does make sense, thank you I'll pop the rest of my samples in the freezer.

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Harrison's is a great food for parrots. It's awesome that your bird switched to it so easily. Mine always put up a little fuss. lol If he is eating it freely then it's safe to give him that full time now. He just made the transition easy for you. There is information about Harrison's on this site along with prices and selection. I'm going to be changing diets to pellet food for a new keet I was given. I hope that I have your luck!
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Ya when I was trying to get him on pellets it was really tough but from zupreem to Harrisons he switched so easily. Good luck I'm sure he'll take to it

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