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Old 06-11-2014, 09:12 AM
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Re: First time Eckie owner, need advice.

I agree with Michael. There is nothing wrong with seeds given in small amounts, so I don't see why pellets would be needed as a transitional bridge. I'm currently testing using a small supplement of pellets with Bixby, but around 90% of his diet is still fresh fruits, veggies, grains and legumes.
Too heavy a pelleted diet can lead to toe tapping and wing flipping, as well as general grumpiness and sometimes even feather plucking.
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