Meet Nelson. I have had him for less than 2 weeks and he is the sweetest baby. He is only 11 weeks old. He loves the cooked mash I make for Sugar and he loves the pellets I am feeding him (Hari Hagen Alternative). He is an excellent eater. The mash I make has quinoa, garbanzo beans, lentils, peas, whole wheat pasta, bell peppers, brown rice, coriander seeds, caraway seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and sometimes sweet potatoes. I also offer fruits and berries. I have read on other sites about ringnecks to feed them a dry seed mix also. One site recommended Breeders Choice which I can't get in the states and another site recommended Volkman Super Hookbill. I purchased some of the Volkman and he does eat it also but really...is the seed mix necessary with the mash and pellets? What do others with ringnecks feed their babies? Thanks for any and all advice!