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hey everyone, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up. I feed zupreme fruity pellets all four sizes. I buy them in bulk from a friend who has the store I buy my pet stuff at. Well I opened my bag to put in my containers and it smelled very bad like yeasty chemicals. So I went down to her store and we opened a new bag and the same thing. So I went to another place that sellIs it and the same thing there. So I called the company to ask if there was anything going on. The woman I talked to said they were switching to all natural ingredients and that it should smell like citrus and bananas. She said they did have a few batches where the smell dissipated alittle quickly. But if you feed zupreme make sure you check the scent, and if it smells off call the company 1800-345-4767. I may be an over protective paranoid bird mom but it is better to be safe them sorry. Especially with all the recalls this past year.

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Oh thank you!
I will have to get home quick and give them a sniff LOL


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thank you! thts what i use, but my bag smells really good.

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My two cents worth.
I see this as another indication to not trust man made processed products.
As you say there have been a few recalls over ingredients in Pellets this year.
Then you add the health trouble later in life due to the build up, imbalance of minerals and chemicals. And what the colour dyes are made from. The same old food day in day out.
And as we progress it is become clear of the dangers of a pellet based diet.
And the cost for 1kg over the cost of 1gk good fresh foods.

All this tells me I can do better for my birds without pellets and keep costs down.
I trust my own judgement and only feed things I can trust and are fresh.
And I worry about my birds being healthy and long lived.


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It's a shame things like this keep happening, I mean there was the Kaytee formula too, but lucky it didn't affect me here in the UK. I feed Harrison's though so I should be okay! Thanks for letting everybody know

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I'm with clawnz.
I feed seeds, fruit, veg, pasta and rice. Egg.
The stuff from recipies in here basically.
Oh and the odd flower!

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Like clawnz and Kate W I too only feed fresh. Partly because I don't believe that basically one size fits all. Different parrots have different dietry requirements and this has alot to do with vitamins and minerals. Some parrots require a much higher rate of calcium than other birds. Examples of this are African Greys, Cockatoo's, Eclectus and Lorikeets. Another reason is that here in Australia Pellets are extremely expensive and if you have a largish flock of different species it would cost a fortune to feed them. I also make my own Lorikeet food and have done for 13 years now. I know exactly what is in it and know that it is all human grade ingredients.
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I feed everything as well. I feed fresh,cooked,chop,seeds,and pellets. I also believe yoi shoud not feed just pellets or just one thing all the time. I do feed tjem though and thought it would be nice to warn everyone else who does.

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I feed a natural diet with Harrison's on the side, but it's now all natural and cooked foods I make myself

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Well I use Zupreem, but it's the natural type and it smells how bird food smells i guess!


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http://tx.mail01-petsmart.com/hosted...496535854.2949

This seems to be the recall notice Zupreem from Petsmart


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hey everyone, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up. I feed zupreme fruity pellets all four sizes. I buy them in bulk from a friend who has the store I buy my pet stuff at. Well I opened my bag to put in my containers and it smelled very bad like yeasty chemicals. So I went down to her store and we opened a new bag and the same thing. So I went to another place that sellIs it and the same thing there. So I called the company to ask if there was anything going on. The woman I talked to said they were switching to all natural ingredients and that it should smell like citrus and bananas. She said they did have a few batches where the smell dissipated alittle quickly. But if you feed zupreme make sure you check the scent, and if it smells off call the company 1800-345-4767. I may be an over protective paranoid bird mom but it is better to be safe them sorry. Especially with all the recalls this past year.

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I would of done the same thing and I am an over protective bird mom I buy the best for mine organic pelets are the way to go she might get a treat here and there but organic foods is what I feed mine II would of came ungluded if her food smelt funny

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