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New owner - is this feed suitable

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We recently purchased 2 ring necks and they're great. Not at all tame but they are becoming less scared over time. We were told they're about 5 months old but not convinced - neither has a ring yet.

I didn't realise how much they would cost to feed! The stuff they like is £4-£5 for 750 grams which doesn't last long.

Is this stuff suitable? https://www.thepetexpress.co.uk/parr...ical-mix-15kg/

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Re: New owner - is this feed suitable

That has an awfully high sunflower and peanut content. I would only feed that to my Ringnecks during breeding season and then not as the primary food.

Look into fresh veggies and sprouts; sprouting for your bird is a great way to both save money and increase nutrient intake


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Re: New owner - is this feed suitable

Your birds can't just receive seeds. Seeds won't give them all the nutrition they need.
Instead of giving seeds as a base diet, give pellets. Seeds are too high in fat to be their main food (I give seeds as treats). Whatever pellet you covert your birds to, your stepping in the right direction. Watch out for some pellet brands as they add in sugar and supplements that should not be there.
You could always convert your bird to his/her favourite pellets, whether good or bad, then to a better pellet.
I know a lot of parronts add fruit to their chop, however convincing, fruit have a lot of sugar and should be limited to your parrots. Vegetables are unlimited, you can give them whenever and however you want.
My birds receive vegetables in the morning and pellets in the evening. They get their fruits, seeds and nuts through training and foraging. You'll see I say this a lot in my posts although I am so proud of the healthy diet I give my birds.
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Re: New owner - is this feed suitable

Hi Matt0677 and welcome to the Parrot Forums!

You have already received excellent advice from SilverSage & Gemster.

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My Levi likes Harrison's, Higgins Intune & Tops pellets.

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