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Old 11-13-2017, 04:40 PM
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Re: Pellet Question

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I mix harrisons and zupreem together. Sometimes I add a little bit of regular bird seed (very little) and my birds seem to like it. Perry digs for something he likes I don't know what but he sure makes a mess scooping it out of the bowl and onto the floor. Little stinker. I worry they don't get enough nuts (I am allergic to tree nuts so I try and not touch any) but they get sunflower treats from time to time. They really like those little dried orange things and white things from the conure treat bag must be like dried mangos or something. Anyways I think mixing the pellets gives them enough variety (I use two different types of the zupreem and then the fine harrisons pellets since my flock is mainly small to mid size). they get clean bills of health and their weight doesn't fluctuate much so I think it's a good mix. I imagine like most people they just have their preferences and somedays they want the harrisons and somedays its the zupreem. Somedays it's none of it and they wait for their daily veggies of kale, spinach, peppers, broccoli, apples, oranges and whatnot. They love kale. perry goes for the oranges right away I try and only put a small amount of the fruit and more veggies. I don't cook much so they get a lot of raw veggies. their beaks get all green its cute.
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:40 PM
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Re: Pellet Question

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Hi Tami and Levi, I use TOPs for Plum in small quantities and he seems to like them, no need to swap and change and they can be kept in the freezer which helps.

Go through the choices you like and take a close look at the first six ingredients listed and then see if you are still as keen to feed to Levi after that. :-)
I will do that, thank you.
Iím reading about Tops on Amazon, very impressive w/ rave reviews.
Just trying to decide which one to get him . . . . Hmmm

Thank you so much.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:53 PM
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Re: Pellet Question

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I also give a mix of 4 different pellets. Not in the same bowl though. I store everything in the freezer.
Oh, what 4 do you use?

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TOPS, zupreem- natural and fruit, and Roudybush.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:09 PM
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Re: Pellet Question

I have actually heard better things about zupreem and roudybush. Some recommend against harrisons due to the corn filler. I have never used it personally, so I can't confirm that. I know all three are high up on the list.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:15 PM
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Re: Pellet Question

Another item I give as a "goodie" is Harrisons Power Treats. Its a different texture with a slightly sweet taste. (yes I taste what I feed em) I don't put it in the bowls, just offer by hand a few times a day. Anything to add to variety for the critters.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:31 PM
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Re: Pellet Question

I feed four also to my RB2’s. Harrison’s fine, Tops, Zupreem natural and Higgins Intune. (Layla loves to dunk zupreem and higgins) They also go through phases of liking one one day and not the next. I’ve also tried roudybush and goldenorbles with no luck. Tops is the one they tend to eat the most of and my favorite ingredient wise.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:10 PM
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Re: Pellet Question

Thanks so much everyone, I bought the Tops & Roudybush. Iíll check out the Higgins.
Appreciate the input!
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:16 PM
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Re: Pellet Question

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I have actually heard better things about zupreem and roudybush. Some recommend against harrisons due to the corn filler. I have never used it personally, so I can't confirm that. I know all three are high up on the list.
Hi Psycho, which one do you use?
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:19 PM
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Re: Pellet Question

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I have actually heard better things about zupreem and roudybush. Some recommend against harrisons due to the corn filler. I have never used it personally, so I can't confirm that. I know all three are high up on the list.
Hi Psycho, which one do you use?
I have been using zumpreem for my macaw, Kalani. I use roudybush for the cockatoos. I have read that the higher calcium in roudybush may benefit the "dusty" birds. There is a ton of anecdotal evidence for benefits of all brands, but in reality there hasn't been research done. I would say of those listed, you probably aren't going wrong with any of them.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:24 PM
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I have actually heard better things about zupreem and roudybush. Some recommend against harrisons due to the corn filler. I have never used it personally, so I can't confirm that. I know all three are high up on the list.
Hi Psycho, which one do you use?
I have been using zumpreem for my macaw, Kalani. I use roudybush for the cockatoos. I have read that the higher calcium in roudybush may benefit the "dusty" birds. There is a ton of anecdotal evidence for benefits of all brands, but in reality there hasn't been research done. I would say of those listed, you probably aren't going wrong with any of them.
Thank you! Iím psyched about the new pellets. Iím always very aware of giving Levi calcium rich foods. Thatís great info on the Roudybush!
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