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Old 02-26-2018, 06:24 PM
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New Parrotlet Food

Hey guys, so I am buying a blue parrotlet and I pick him up on Saturday. I am getting everything ready so I have a vision M02 cage and plenty of toys. I just bought a small bag of kaytee bird seed with a blue bag and some roudybush crumble. I know about the risk of pellets with mutations so I definitely want seeds. I am not sure which one to buy next, a good brand. What do you guys feed your parrotlets?
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:43 PM
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Re: New Parrotlet Food

I feed Bumble Harrisonís adult fine pellets and Volkmannís parrotlet blend seed. Iím probably going to switch seed though-the Volkmannís is mostly safflower and Iíd like her to get more variety. I spoke to my CAV (certified avian vet) when I brought Bumble home specifically about ďno pelletsĒ and she wasnít aware of any hard science to back that up. She said parrotlets should get seed but probably only about 20% of their diet.

I also feed her chop that varies but is usually some blend of brown rice, quinoa, sweet potato, peppers, greens, other veggies, red pepper flakes, corn, green beans, etc. I make that in a big batch and freeze into 2-3 day portions. Then daily I add other stuff which can be carrots, peas, spinach, fresh herbs, berries (fresh or frozen-thawed), other fruit depending on whatís in season or what I wanted that week.

If you donít already, make an appointment for a ďwell baby checkĒ with a CAV. They can give you lots of information on diet, care, enrichment, etc. and itís nice to already have that relationship in place when you need it.

Glad youíre here and canít wait to see pics of your little one!


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Re: New Parrotlet Food

Look at the Abba line, especially Abba Soak Seed
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Look at the Abba line, especially Abba Soak Seed


Where do you get it? I looked at their website but their shipping was astronomical.


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Old 02-26-2018, 08:22 PM
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Look at the Abba line, especially Abba Soak Seed


Where do you get it? I looked at their website but their shipping was astronomical.
For me, a local store in Orlando, The Bird Store, carries it.
I have now convinced a shop up here in Knoxville (temp job) to start carrying it!
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Look at the Abba line, especially Abba Soak Seed


Where do you get it? I looked at their website but their shipping was astronomical.
For me, a local store in Orlando, The Bird Store, carries it.
I have now convinced a shop up here in Knoxville (temp job) to start carrying it!


Ugh I havenít seen it locally but Iíll keep looking!


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Old 02-27-2018, 05:16 AM
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Ugh I havenít seen it locally but Iíll keep looking!
Print out some information on it, and bring it to your local shop and do your best to talk them in to carrying it! Explain that with this soak seed Abbaís approach is to have minerals mixed with it that allows the seed to absorb the minerals as they sprout, increasing their nutritional value!
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Re: New Parrotlet Food

I really like Abba's soak seed too, and I feed my parrotlets Goden'obles III, the small beak formula. Probably the smallest pellet I've found. Managed to cold turkey convert my new parrotlet from seed in a matter of a day which makes me happy!
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