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Old 07-31-2019, 12:37 AM
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Lightbulb Canary or Finch pellets for a Cockatiel?

So, hereís an update on my everlasting adventure to get Lexa on pellets.

Sheís a hardcore seed junkie. I tried countless tricks to get her to eat pellets.
No progress whatsoever.

Because of this, I decided to try some different types of pellets for her.

Iím pretty sure I just found the perfect brand.

She absolutely loves them. She always chooses them over her seeds, and she get so excited and starts chirping when she sees the bag. She will even fly to me from a different room if she hears me open the bag. Itís awesome.

Hereís the catch:

She wonít eat the pellets unless I crush them into tiny pieces.

This has ensued a LOT of work for me, and itís taking up quite a bit of my time, as it takes hours to crush enough for her to entirely finish in just a few days.

So, I have one question:

Since (for this brand, at least) Canary and Finch pellets have the exact same ingredients as Cockatiel pellets, could I use either the Canary pellets or Finch granules instead of crushing the Cockatiel pellets?

If I can, should I use the Canary or Finch kind?

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Re: Canary or Finch pellets for a Cockatiel?

If the ingredients are the same as Cockatiel pellets there is no problem.
It is not uncommon for a Parrot to (for whatever reason) like only a specific size over all the another sizes. Welcome to another crazy bird thing.
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Re: Canary or Finch pellets for a Cockatiel?

Have you tried Zupreem Fruity Blend for Cockatiels? I know there are people who foo-foo them here because of the "dye" coloring but my BB loves them.



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Re: Canary or Finch pellets for a Cockatiel?

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Have you tried Zupreem Fruity Blend for Cockatiels? I know there are people who foo-foo them here because of the "dye" coloring but my BB loves them.



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I tried those, it didnít really work out. I also tried Harrisonís, TOPS, Kaytee, etc
and none of them work! Sheís really bad
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Re: Canary or Finch pellets for a Cockatiel?

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If the ingredients are the same as Cockatiel pellets there is no problem.
It is not uncommon for a Parrot to (for whatever reason) like only a specific size over all the another sizes. Welcome to another crazy bird thing.
Enjoy!
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Re: Canary or Finch pellets for a Cockatiel?

Quote: Originally Posted by rylanmoore678 View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by AmyMyBlueFront View Post
Have you tried Zupreem Fruity Blend for Cockatiels? I know there are people who foo-foo them here because of the "dye" coloring but my BB loves them.



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I tried those, it didnít really work out. I also tried Harrisonís, TOPS, Kaytee, etc
and none of them work! Sheís really bad
Did you try the Harrison's super fine?
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Re: Canary or Finch pellets for a Cockatiel?

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Have you tried Zupreem Fruity Blend for Cockatiels? I know there are people who foo-foo them here because of the "dye" coloring but my BB loves them.



jim
I tried those, it didn’t really work out. I also tried Harrison’s, TOPS, Kaytee, etc
and none of them work! She’s really bad
Did you try the Harrison's super fine?
I did! I tried the high potency super fine. It’s a great brand with wonderful customer service but it seems she just won’t accept the pellets, no matter what I do.
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Re: Canary or Finch pellets for a Cockatiel?

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I tried those, it didnít really work out. I also tried Harrisonís, TOPS, Kaytee, etc
and none of them work! Sheís really bad
Did you try the Harrison's super fine?
I did! I tried the high potency super fine. Itís a great brand with wonderful customer service but it seems she just wonít accept the pellets, no matter what I do.
Folks also say to soak the pellets in apple juice?


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Re: Canary or Finch pellets for a Cockatiel?

I have a friend who runs her normal sized pellets through a food processor/choppy thing. Is that what you're already doing? If not, it might be a bit faster! Cricket prefers his veg at room temp and mushy so I puree it for him and freeze. That would likely work for pellets too (well, you probably don't have to freeze them LOL).
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Did you try the Harrison's super fine?
I did! I tried the high potency super fine. Itís a great brand with wonderful customer service but it seems she just wonít accept the pellets, no matter what I do.
Folks also say to soak the pellets in apple juice?


Jim
Iíve tried that, too
Iíve also covered them in apple sauce, which she normally enjoys, but she still refused to eat the pellets!
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