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I'm getting my guys new food today....I'm considering TOP pellets, and one of these two seed mixes...Goldenfeast Austalian or Goldenfeast Basics Plus. Which seed mix would you recommend? Also, are the pellets going to be OK for Bourkes, Budgies and Linnie, in regard to size, I really don't want to have to crush them....
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I'm not familiar with the TOP pellets, but mine love their Australian mix The linnies, parrotlets, and cockatiel all eat that mix. Mine is about 75% Roudybush Nibbles and 25% Australian



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Sharon,
My little birds won't eat the TOP pellets. I think they would if I crushed them, but I don't because of my own allergies. The linnie will nibble on them, but prefers other pellets. The bourkes and splendid won't even try them. I'm pretty certain they would eat them if they were ground up.
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Thanks Donna...I find neither the Budgies nor Kirby will eat the Zupreem Natural pellets either, probably because of the size. I hate crushing them....I think I'll rethink, and use what I have here first.
The seed that I was considering is going to wait too....I hve a lot on hand here, and from what I read it's totally possible that I'll pay a high price for high nutrition, and the birds will just pick out the "same old seed" that I have now...and the rest will be turfed.

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Did they eat pellets when you were feeding the other type of Zupreem? I don't know if those are a different consistency or not. Mine were weaned onto the natural, so I never had a problem. I still feed them that because the TOPs is too big for them, and I haven't found anything else yet.
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Kirby and the girls eat the Zupreem fruit flavoured pellets but they're much smaller. The only size that I could get here in the Natural, are Cockateil size. Both birds were on seed diets when I got them...The girls eat their veggie and fruit mash, so I don't worry too much about them. Kirby seems to prefer seed so I would like to get him on a good pellet.

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Is roudybush nibbles available to you, Sharon? It's the closest natural pellet size to Zupreem Fruit Parakeet, though they do make a Natural Parakeet, it's just hard to find! :hammer:



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No Jenny...I'd have to order online, and pay shipping. I have requested free samples, so they may arrive soon.

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That's good. I don't know how shipping is for you in Canada, but I get mine of Foster & Smith and a 10lb bag, with shipping, usually only comes out to $30-35 which really isn't bad at all! The 10lb bag will last us (feeding the cockatiel, 2 parrotlets, and 2 linnies at a 75% pellet, 25% seed ratio) a good 6-8 months?



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Mine all eat the Roudybush Nibbles with no problem. I have only been able to find one bird store that sells them here and it's about 30 minutes away so when I go I always buy several bags and freeze them.
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Is Roudybush "all natural", "organic", "human grade organic", or what? That price doesn't sound bad at all for a bag of that size, but I've never ordered food online. (Actually, I think I've made a total of one online purchase in my life.)

Sharon, I do give my little guys the parakeet size Zupreem. I don't think they would eat the larger size. It is a shame that they sell the fruit flavored but not the natural in that size in your area.
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Nanay, I'm pretty sure it's all natural. Here's a link to their site, explaining their research behind the diet and the ingredients. I've been using Roudybush for 5 years now, and really enjoy it. The gentleman I worked for in Orlando who had been breeding for 40 years swore by it too, fed it as a stand-alone diet with some fruit/veg supplements.

http://www.roudybush.com/index.cfm?f...nature.science



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Thanks, Jenny,

I've looked some at the site for which you provided the link, and will look at it more later.
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