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Feeding 2 pellets and seed?

The lady I got ice from fed her zupreem fruit and roudy bush pellets

Is it ok to feed both? Or should I worry about over dosing on vitamins and such in both pellets.

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pellets should only be a part of a birds diet. 10% is good 25% top end of total daily diet.
I have read about the dangers of continued use of pellets. They say it is alright for a year or two then some things start to build up that maybe detrimental to your birds health.
You could read this on the Avian Web about diets.
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If you are looking for a good food to get vitamins & minerals into your bird, have you tried sprouting? Mung beans are a super food and when you sprout at home you know they are not messed around with. A great, cheap, healthy food. And very simple to do.

Making birdy mash, or nuggets, is another way to get them to eat good healthy foods.

Don't forget greens. Kale, Silverbeet, are two good vege's.


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Oh don't worry! I feed veggies and fruit everyday along with seed, I have tried sprouting but my conure hasn't taken a liking for it, but I will try again.

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Usuallly pellets are recommended to be about 20-30% of the diet, seed to be about 60%, and the rest the be fruit and veggies. You can moderate between the 2 different types of pellets if you like. Being on 2 different types of pellets is not a problem as long as she doesn't over-indulge and eat more than the recommended amount.

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I'm feeding a natural diet at the moment and I still give my birds pellets too. They have Harrison's and on occasions to go with other foods I feed PrettyBird because they love the colours

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Thanks guys,
I'll be feeding both, I guess but I'm definiatly going to cut back on how much pellets I feed her!

I'll need to try sprouting again as well!


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Apparently papaya is a superfood and parrots can eat all of it. It's in this months parrot magazine.
It's good for us too but I hate it!

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Hahaha I bought one the other day thinking the seeds were bad and Hack convinced me they weren't, so I asked him to try one. He wasn't pleased :P

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I always use two or three different kinds of pellets and mix them and keep the extras in baggies in the freezer. I do the same thing with seeds. I don't believe that one company has it totally figured out as to what our birds need. But this is just my humble opinion!

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yes, the zupreem company says that i should feed ice 80% pellets for her daily food intake.. LOL

i dont know which one to believe

but right now she is geting 2 different types of pellet and seed and mash w/ veggies everyday


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I only do pellets fruit and veggies no seed at all 2 out of 3 bird shops told me to follow this and they willbe just fine.
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I hope I'm not messing things up...
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I only do pellets fruit and veggies no seed at all 2 out of 3 bird shops told me to follow this and they willbe just fine.
I would atleast have him eat a mix of pellet and seed. Seed is part of their natural diet and is really, a nessisity (sp?). I would atleast give them seed as a treat once a day, maybe not a lot of seed but a small handfull
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I feed my Quaker Harrisons pellets with fruits and veggies daily and I definitely give seeds but as a treat because too much is not good but they do need some, that's what all the research I have done said and my birds vet.

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Actually the exact words from my vet "seeds are like mcdonalds you can eat it everyday but it'll cause health problems later because it's not healthy but once in a while is fine" it should be given more as a treat. Oh and nutriberries are pretty good to use as treats too and are loved by many birds, Phoenix certainly loves his

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Thanks for the info! what about a few almonds as a treat they all love it. The tiels on the other hand fed only on pellets, spray millet, and bread both all wheat and gluten free because of my diet (I have celiac disease) but the fruits and veggies are not even touched, dunno why?
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Seeds do, however provide natural nutrients that no other pellet or fruit or veg will provide. so a diet should be seed & pellet based. Seeds that are low in fat are very good for your bird. However, millet, sunflower and pumpkin ect should only be treats!
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Yup nuts are good treats once in a while just watch out how much you give him Quakers are prone to fatty liver disease so cashews, sunflower seeds, peanuts well most nuts are high in fat but once in a while is totally fine. Try different fruits and veggies I don't own a tiel but Phoenix sure is picky with fruits he likes apple, banana, berries (but it turns his poop black and gives me a heart attack) , I'm actually planning on getting some dried fruits and see in which he likes and which I like lol

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Ok how about this idea chopped fruit and veggies in the morning have fruit pellets and veggie pellets available pretty much all day and a seed mix without sunflower for diner?
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Ya see if they take that, just be careful with the seeds do it every 3 days or so n only a few tsp cuz they may start eating seeds n not touching their pellets n it's not very healthy think of it like mcdonalds you certainly shouldn't eat it everyday it's junk food.

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