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Old 11-13-2017, 08:27 PM
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Well I feel better - I’m not the only one who feeds a “selection” of pellets! Mine prefer TOPS and Zupreem, and I mix goldenobles into their chop before I serve it sometimes (they seem to want crunchy bits on occasion). As I only have 2 conures, I portion what I’ll serve over a couple of weeks to keep out and then I vaccuum seal and freeze the rest in 2 week portion sizes. Works well for us - mine seem to get tired of their pellets if they eat the same ones every day
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:42 PM
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Re: Pellet Question

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Well I feel better - Iím not the only one who feeds a ďselectionĒ of pellets! Mine prefer TOPS and Zupreem, and I mix goldenobles into their chop before I serve it sometimes (they seem to want crunchy bits on occasion). As I only have 2 conures, I portion what Iíll serve over a couple of weeks to keep out and then I vaccuum seal and freeze the rest in 2 week portion sizes. Works well for us - mine seem to get tired of their pellets if they eat the same ones every day
Thank you Jen,

Thatís probably whatís going on w/ Levi, heís getting bored w/ the same old.
Iím so glad I asked, I have gotten some get input.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:06 AM
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Re: Pellet Question

Okay, another question. For those of you who freeze your pellets. Do you take out the portion the night before? Also, does it get moist when defrosted?

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:51 AM
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Re: Pellet Question

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Okay, another question. For those of you who freeze your pellets. Do you take out the portion the night before? Also, does it get moist when defrosted?

Thx
I'm actually intrigued by this. I just used those air tight cereal containers to keep the pellets in so never froze them
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:14 AM
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Re: Pellet Question

I'm no scientist, but my take on keeping pellets in the fridge or freezer is to slow the loss of nutrients from oxidation. Does it work? I have no idea.. but I keep mine either in fridge or freezer. Since there is so little moisture in them they do not have to thaw and come to room temp shortly after being put in a bowl. The whole idea might be overkill.. but WTH... its for our kids.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:26 AM
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Re: Pellet Question

Isn't overkill exactly what we sign up for when we take in these animals?
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:49 AM
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I'm no scientist, but my take on keeping pellets in the fridge or freezer is to slow the loss of nutrients from oxidation. Does it work? I have no idea.. but I keep mine either in fridge or freezer. Since there is so little moisture in them they do not have to thaw and come to room temp shortly after being put in a bowl. The whole idea might be overkill.. but WTH... its for our kids.
Thank you for the clarification

Than thereís Avicakes & Nutriberries?
I have never tried these, can someone please give me the pros & cons.
The Avicakes, look like seed balls. I avoid giving Levi seed after learning about Fatty Liver Disease, weight gain, nutritional depletion etc...
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Re: Pellet Question

Indeed. but honestly like so many others... I missed that clause in the contract.
Nutriberries, a mix of hulled seed and or fruit, veggies, and pellets. I have given them as a healthy treat. Seems to help introduce just another optional mix if u have a picky bird that won't normally eat pellets.
Note all seeds are not bad.. in fact can be a part of the diet but PART is the key word there

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Old 11-14-2017, 11:01 AM
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Re: Pellet Question

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I might be doing it totally wrong here... but I feed a mix of pellets. Zupreme, Tops, and Harrisons along with daily varied chop mix. Cookie my 31 yo BFA is probably healthier now than he has been in a while.
I also feed a pellet mix of TOPS and Higgins InTune which Tsali loves. I have tried many other pellets with Tsali, but either they are poison or just another toy to play "fetchie" with mom. It is amazing how far he can throw pellets.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:21 AM
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Re: Pellet Question

Quote: Originally Posted by Notdumasilook View Post
Indeed. but honestly like so many others... I missed that clause in the contract.
Nutriberries, a mix of hulled seed and or fruit, veggies, and pellets. I have given them as a healthy treat. Seems to help introduce just another optional mix if u have a picky bird that won't normally eat pellets.
Note all seeds are not bad.. in fact can be a part of the diet but PART is the key word there
Seems like a nice variety of foods. Iíll try them. Thx
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