Hard pellets

Aug 14, 2021
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A green and yellow male budgie named Kiwi, and an aqua and white female named Bubbles
Sooo, my budgies were on a pellet diet since we bought them from the store, they are pellets well for the next 6 months, but then I noticed they were having trouble breaking down the pellets. Maybe they’d gone stale because of air in the bag or something…? This continued until I stopped giving them pellets. They loved their next 3 month seed and veggie diet. Until finally, I decided not to risk fatty liver disease and ordered pellets. The old brand probably wouldn’t work so I ordered a new brand, Pretty Bird… I’ve heard some negative and positive comments about them but since my budgies only accepted brightly colored pellets I chose them. The same thing. The pellets were hard and they were having trouble breaking them down. After lots of bites, Bubbles managed to eat two and seemed to really like them. I fed one to Kiwi and he fell in love. Literally. His pupils went tiny and he began obsessively licking and nibbling the pellet. He managed to break it down and eat it, but still with some trouble. I’m not sure whether I should break them down for them, I already know that my budgies hate soaked ones. I’m also not sure if this might be a beak problem. There’s no way the Pretty Bird pellets went stale right as soon as I got them…
A quick pic, I couldn’t get my budgies eating the pellets cuz as soon as they noticed the iPad, they jumped up to watch..
 

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My little birds eat Tropican pellets, and they will also eat Zupreem.. In my opinion, fresh veggies are just as healthy as pellets as long as there is a variety, and if your guys are eating veggies that is awesome.
What size pellets are you using? My little guys eat the smallest size available.
 

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Sooo, my budgies were on a pellet diet since we bought them from the store, they are pellets well for the next 6 months, but then I noticed they were having trouble breaking down the pellets. Maybe they’d gone stale because of air in the bag or something…? This continued until I stopped giving them pellets. They loved their next 3 month seed and veggie diet. Until finally, I decided not to risk fatty liver disease and ordered pellets. The old brand probably wouldn’t work so I ordered a new brand, Pretty Bird… I’ve heard some negative and positive comments about them but since my budgies only accepted brightly colored pellets I chose them. The same thing. The pellets were hard and they were having trouble breaking them down. After lots of bites, Bubbles managed to eat two and seemed to really like them. I fed one to Kiwi and he fell in love. Literally. His pupils went tiny and he began obsessively licking and nibbling the pellet. He managed to break it down and eat it, but still with some trouble. I’m not sure whether I should break them down for them, I already know that my budgies hate soaked ones. I’m also not sure if this might be a beak problem. There’s no way the Pretty Bird pellets went stale right as soon as I got them…
A quick pic, I couldn’t get my budgies eating the pellets cuz as soon as they noticed the iPad, they jumped up to watch..
The colors on your budgies are absolutely gorgeous! I recently got my bird on a pellet diet and he absolutely loves it. If they are having trouble chewing it again, maybe blend, chop or hydrate the pellets.
 

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The BirdTricks pellets are cold pressed so small birds can crumble them easily.
I agree with this. In captivity, many times the foods that birds would eat in the wild are not suitable to be in a daily diet (fruits, nuts, and seeds especially!). These foods, high in fats and sugars that would normally be burned off flying, tend to cause health problems when fed in excess amounts (obesity, fatty liver disease, hypervitaminosis, etc...) that are beginning to plague the parrot world.

However, these problems can be avoided if measures are taken to provide a natural daily feeding system, like BirdTricks. The cold pressed pellets break down easily for your birds, and I believe that with the all-natural ingredients, mixed with the cold-pressed nature of the pellets, your bird should be happier and healthier in no time.
 
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My little birds eat Tropican pellets, and they will also eat Zupreem.. In my opinion, fresh veggies are just as healthy as pellets as long as there is a variety, and if your guys are eating veggies that is awesome.
What size pellets are you using? My little guys eat the smallest size available.
I got the normal size for budgies… They have to break them apart a few times to eat them. They eat lots of carrots, spinach, and broccoli too (all organic)
 
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A green and yellow male budgie named Kiwi, and an aqua and white female named Bubbles
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The colors on your budgies are absolutely gorgeous! I recently got my bird on a pellet diet and he absolutely loves it. If they are having trouble chewing it again, maybe blend, chop or hydrate the pellets.
Thanks! I guess my birds really missed pellets. I’ve tried soaking them but soaked pellets seem to scare my birds somehow… I think I’m going to try breaking them down a bit
 
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A green and yellow male budgie named Kiwi, and an aqua and white female named Bubbles
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I agree with this. In captivity, many times the foods that birds would eat in the wild are not suitable to be in a daily diet (fruits, nuts, and seeds especially!). These foods, high in fats and sugars that would normally be burned off flying, tend to cause health problems when fed in excess amounts (obesity, fatty liver disease, hypervitaminosis, etc...) that are beginning to plague the parrot world.

However, these problems can be avoided if measures are taken to provide a natural daily feeding system, like BirdTricks. The cold pressed pellets break down easily for your birds, and I believe that with the all-natural ingredients, mixed with the cold-pressed nature of the pellets, your bird should be happier and healthier in no time.
I think I’ll consider it, we were looking at organic pellets but I don’t think my budgies would eat them since they’re used to bright and colorful pellets
 

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