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RemiBird 09-02-2019 07:46 PM

What brand of seed mix do you feed to your conure?
 
I am struggling to find a good bag of seed mix that my guys will eat and not waste half of it. What do you feed your fids?

Flboy 09-02-2019 07:53 PM

Re: What brand of seed mix do you feed to your conure?
 
Ha! If they are only wasting half, tell me your secret!

fiddlejen 09-02-2019 08:21 PM

Re: What brand of seed mix do you feed to your conure?
 
Sunny really likes the Higgins Safflower Gold. I usually drop in a few Tropical NutriBerries as well. She likes those NutriBerries a lot But, she gets quite fussy if I try to actually leave out the Safflower Gold

It's quite possible that the wastage amount May be less than 50%. It's hard to tell though, since I seeds can look un-eaten, or even expand in volume, when they're mostly eaten. (Due to the husks or the half-chewed seeds left behind.)

I was trying to work on switching her over to more of the Harrison's pellets, partly with hope of getting a clearer idea of how much she's eating. Also with pellets she would get all the nutrition in each nibble. Instead of how she normally picks thru & leaves lots of bits. Hard to tell what she is or isn't eating.

However, although my Sunny clearly enjoys the Harrison's pellets, she's also been making it quite clear that, in her opinion, they are merely a variety item, a Side Dish to her Main Meal of Safflower Gold.

RemiBird 09-03-2019 05:30 AM

Re: What brand of seed mix do you feed to your conure?
 
I was actually looking into Higgins Sunburst earlier. It looks like there is a variety of things in it. Remi tends to make a huge mess when he eats because he is so picky though. Petey loves safflower seeds and she is more neat when she eats, lol. So funny how they are different.

bill_e 09-03-2019 07:04 AM

Re: What brand of seed mix do you feed to your conure?
 
Bird Seed Re-claimer

fiddlejen 09-03-2019 07:35 AM

Re: What brand of seed mix do you feed to your conure?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bill_e (Post 827248)

Unfortunately only for parakeet / finch seed, per the detailed description. Tempting little gadget though. Would save me the trouble of repeatedly pouring the budgies' seeds between two paper plates outside, whilst blowing at them if there's no breeze.

I think it would be awfully difficult to make something like that work for Conure food, though, especially the kinds that contain any treats ie dried fruit, nutmeats, etc.

I did get bag of Higgins Sunburst for Sunny, I was sure she would like it. But also had the two other mixes, Vita Seed and Safflower Gold. I varied them from day to day, and was surprised to realize that my Sunny strongly preferred Safflower Gold.

I also tried Golden Harvest. which I really recommend trying. It smells so delicious!! And it has really wonderful ingredients. Including Pecans. Which, it turns out, are high on my Conure's very specific "Do Not Like" list. So I have most of a bag of, Goldenfeast for Conures in my fridge, waiting for me to find someone to donate it to.

(They also make a wonderful pellet too, called Goldenobles. Which unfortunately contains some ingredient that I am allergic to. :02: However I'd certainly recommend trying them, they seem really great otherwise.)

dhraiden 09-03-2019 01:43 PM

Re: What brand of seed mix do you feed to your conure?
 
Goldenfeast + Zupreem for Mango n' Mochi

Flboy 09-03-2019 01:58 PM

Re: What brand of seed mix do you feed to your conure?
 
My guy really likes these from TOPS! They sprout well too!
https://topsparrotfood.com/collections/small-birds

YSGC 09-03-2019 03:25 PM

Re: What brand of seed mix do you feed to your conure?
 
Zupreem, not the colored ones.

GaleriaGila 09-03-2019 04:39 PM

Re: What brand of seed mix do you feed to your conure?
 
I haven't used a mix in ages... I can't recall why I migrated away from it... maybe the mess?!
It's Harrison's, produce, and healthy nuts here, some seasonal sunflower seeds from my sister's garden!


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