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fruit flavored pellets

i need opinions on the fruit flavored pellets i have heard they are not as good as the organic pellets and i have heard that they are great i need opinions on this i want to try to get my tiels on a pelleted diet but have had no luck with the other brands.

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My birds all get zupreem and I was told after Harrisons its the next best thing

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To be honest I don't really know much, but I'd like to learn more about them. I am already pretty satisfied with Harrison's so I'm not ever really looking into other pellets/diets.




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The only complaint I have with Zupreem fruity is that my green cheek prefers the red ones... And it turns his poop red...lol
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Ah! That would scare me to death the first time I saw that, especially if I didn't know that the pellets did that.




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LOL. Been there!!!

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what about nutrient is it as good as the organic ?

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Ah! That would scare me to death the first time I saw that, especially if I didn't know that the pellets did that.
The first time he pooped out a huge morning red poop it looked like a huge splotch of blood on the floor... Sent us into a panic!
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Maxx in on Roudybush Crumbles and Mini. I tried the Zupreem and he hated them.



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kiwi was weaned onto them but i am thinking about getting them for my tiels

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I dont know, I think the biggest concern would be that most tiels dont like fruit so Im not sure how fruit flavoured pellets would go over....maybe someone on TC has used them successfully it wouldnt hurt to ask or search past threads to see.



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i can't get my tiels to eat anything veggie fruit egg all they will eat is seed

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My teil eats seed and pellets and won't touch anything else

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i am having issues getting them to eat pellets

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My tiels have eaten the fruit pellets..but the parakeet ones work better because they can crack them easier and they've got the same nutrition. I don't use them anymore because I adopted birds with liver problems, and the color just gives the liver more stuff to filter out. But with healthy birds eating good veggies then it shouldn't be a problem.

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I avoid anything with artificial/chemical ingredients - this counts most fruit flavored pellets. I feed Harrison's as it is organic (and therefore non GMO), no artificial ingredients/chemicals, etc.
I did find Fluff had a hard time eating super fine pellets initially as he didn't know what to do with them. He kept trying to hull them. I gave him the mash (essentially powder) which he could just eat and then stirred in super fine (for variety of texture). After he figured out you didn't hull it - you just eat it he took to them fine.
Perhaps starting your tiel on the mash so it is easy to eat and moving up to a bigger size will help him figure out what to do with it.

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I feed Harrison's personally, but I use PrettyBird Daily Select for their cooked foods etc, to make them brighter and more fun. They don't usually have a preference for the pellets. I found my cockatiels all liked the Harrison's super fine

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My GCC LOOVES the fruit pellets.
Like the others said, red is a favorite and can freak you out the first couple times

Only negative I must say is that if your bird poops on the carpet or clothing after eating the colored pellets, it may dye the carpet colors :/




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Only negative I must say is that if your bird poops on the carpet or clothing after eating the colored pellets, it may dye the carpet colors :/




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that is why I am switching him from colored to zupreem naturals...lol... stains my clothes with red bird poop spots... very attractive... the new fad...lol
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that is why I am switching him from colored to zupreem naturals...lol... stains my clothes with red bird poop spots... very attractive... the new fad...lol
lol very understandable

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