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Old 11-28-2020, 11:37 AM
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Converting a budgie from seeds to pellets

Hi,

Iím trying to convert my young budgie (Phil) from a base diet of seeds to pellets. He does eat vegetables, sprouts and other healthy food, but Iíd like him to eat pellets. Iíd appreciate any advice.
Iím using Harrisonís Organic Pellets (high potency, super fine).

So far, Iíve added some water to his pellets to make a sort of Ďpellet pasteí: I then add this to his vegetables. Heís started eating them as of last week. Phil also ate a normal, dry pellet once!😁 My plan is to keep feeding him this pellet paste until he eats it readily. After this, Iíll add some dry pellets on top of the pellet paste. Iíll then gradually reduce the amount of water, (so that Phil is just eating the normal dry pellets).

However, heís moulting right now, so should I increase the amount of dry pellets after heís finished moulting?

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Re: Converting a budgie from seeds to pellets

I'll defer overall dietary advice to our budgie experts!

Generally, creativity is needed when converting from seeds to pellets. I converted my entire flock to Harrison's and found their protocol helpful with 100% success. In case you have not seen their "diet conversion for small birds:" https://www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com/u...rd-conversion/
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Re: Converting a budgie from seeds to pellets

My budgies eat seeds, veggies and pellets. I offer pellets for my other parrots. Then I noticed the budgies eating them too! They aren't limited on seeds, they just have lots of other stuff offered. And they love to eat the veggies and pellets to.
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