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    Cause for Concern?

    Hello everyone. I bought my lovely green IRN Chief back in December and noticed a strip across his head where there are way less feathers; I wouldn't call it bald as such, but you can see the skin beneath at certain angles. After a few months now on premium seed/nut mix, an increasingly varied...
  2. Raz

    Which food brand?

    I’ve got two Jenday conures and I’m trying to switch to pellets. But trying to find the best ones are hard. So far , my options are Tops , roudybrush and more. Can someone let me know which one would be better based on brand? Please let me know!!
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    Can jenday conures eat steamed bun ?

    I was eating a steam bun and my birds came to steal it from me. I feel kinda bad because I didn’t give it to them. Is a tiny chunk okay ?
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    Diet

    I'm currently making a new diet for my eclectus and macaw and this is what I usually feed them along with some pellets and sometimes seeds. Is this good enough, or is there things I can add or remove?
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    Cockatiel fussy with food?

    I’m worried about my cockatiel. I have had her for around 2 months now but she seems to not like any of the food I give her. I have tried giving her nutri-berries, Harrison’s pellets and a few different brands of seed mixes. She wasn’t interested I’m the nutri-berries or pellets and she just...
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    Recommended Soup mix in uk?

    Hello guys, I want to add a range of legumes to my parrots chop and I know most people use something available in the US called 16 beans soup mix. Unfortunately we don’t have that here in the UK. Does anyone happen to know a similar soup mix which is good for parrots available in the UK? Thanks:)
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    so... vetafarm...

    listen, i know we really dislike vetafarm here ESPECIALLY for ekkies, BUT how do we feel about occasionally giving an ekkie some of this: Vetafarm Forest Fusion Lorikeet "Formulated by veterinarians and made with fresh Australian ingredients, Vetafarm’s Forest Fusion Lorikeet diet has been...
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    Pellet recommendations?

    I have a parrotlet and parakeet and want to start mixing some more pellet into their diet. The only pet store around is Petco, and the pellet options they had there were terrible, as they had a paragraph of ingredients that were mostly oils and random chemicals. Does anyone have any...
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    Caique diet/eating habits?

    Hi everyone, I have a 4/5 month old white bellied caique (i was under the impression that he was a bit older when i got him about a month ago). I ran out of nuts two days ago, which I usually incorporate with training, and now he has been eating a lot more vegetables, I feel like a bit too...
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    Help with feathers!

    Hi all! I'm looking into adopting this eclectus. It is obvious that he needs a beak trim. Besides that, I'm looking for help as far as his feathers. Right now he is on seeds and pellets, but will be switched to fresh veggies and some fruit when I get him. Is there any hope of getting his...
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    How quickly does kidney damage happen for birds with poor diets?

    Hello, I am in a very tough spot right now after realizing I made a huge mistake with my green cheek conure. She is very sick and I want to get some advice. I thought my bird Cosmo was eating a healthy diet, but I guess I was not paying enough attention to what she ate out of what I gave her...
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    Is it okay to soak my quaker and cockatiel's pellets?

    Hello! I've been running out of ideas to convert my quaker and cockatiel to pellets. I've had them for years, so needless to say they're not giving up without a fight. However, I recently found that they like their Zupreem pellets a lot more when they've been soaked in hot water and become a...
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    New Grey

    Hi guys, hope everyone is well! I'm new to the forum :) reaching out for help with my greys addiction to corn on the cob :p When I got him 2 month ago he was on an all seed diet with morning/evening meal of corn on the cob, apples and bananas. Since then I have successfully converted him to...
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    Rehomed DYH Diet Transition

    Greetings everyone! New to the forum with 10 years of living with parrots under my belt. All but one of my birds are rescues or rehomes having been given to me, two from our local animal control. Recent addition is a DYH amazon, beautiful girl we’re calling Bonfire. I’m worried about this bird...
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    Need advice for my budgie bird

    Hello ! I am new user of this forum.I need an advice for my budgie. It is too fat and it couldn't even fly. Please suggest diet for my budgie. Thank you for your advice.
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    Common Issues to Look for in Older Ekkie?

    So my local bird store has a female eclectus that is 21 years old that someone needed to rehome. Physically, her feathers look really good but they showed me the diet she has been fed for at least the past 4 years (the person who surrendered her was the second owner so they were unsure of what...
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    What can my GCC eat other than seeds, pellets?

    My parrot has been eating mostly a mixture of seeds and pellets + fruits. Is this all a parrot eats? I could just search it up on Google but I would really prefer ideas from the community so that there are people that have experimented with what a parrot could actually eat. I can really feel...
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    How do I feed my Green Cheek Conure eggs?

    Hello! My Green Cheek Conure is 4 months old and he's a picky eater. He's on a seed diet and likes to eat apples. I tried feeding him vegetables multiple times, he licks it but doesn't eat it. Previously I tried feeding him hard-boiled eggs, but he doesn't like that either. Today I cooked him...
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    Pellet converting help!

    Hi everyone! I just got a cockatiel around a week ago. When we got him/her (she/he is now 7 weeks old and fully weaned) she was on a seed-only diet. We are trying to convert him/her to a pellet diet (Tropican lifetime formula mixed with ZuPreem FruitBlend pellets) Do you have any tips? :grey...
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    Pellet brands available in Australia, Quakers like?

    Hi all, i've been trying to get our little Quaker to swap over to pellets from seeds. I'm about a week into trying consistent conversion tactics but she seems to thwart all my efforts! Current pellet brand i'm trying is Vetafarm South American Pellets which is what i was told to get for her...
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