So many pellet options, what do I choose?

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It would not be possible since my mom thinks I will be kidnapped and play “special tickle time” with the neighbors or something. It’s pretty dumb. Like, yes, we have some very VERY strange neighbors (like our next door neighbor who lets rabbits freeze to death or starve. He also had his chihuahua killed by his other 2 dogs. He ALSO seemed to have poached an owl. But animal control does nothing about it) and we are in a state with the highest crime rate but I doubt I would be napped and play “special tickle time” with the neighbors. It’s all just a bunch of oldies or snobs who wouldn’t even look at someone who isn’t in the same class as them lol
Actually, I think your Mom is right on this one, my friend. I live in a very safe neighbourhood and was picturing that. She knows your neighbourhood and is just keeping you safe:).
 
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Actually, I think your Mom is right on this one, my friend. I live in a very safe neighbourhood and was picturing that. She knows your neighbourhood and is just keeping you safe:).
Hmm I suppose you could be right. I’d probably have higher chances of being shot or stabbed though!
 

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Hmm I suppose you could be right. I’d probably have higher chances of being shot or stabbed though!
Well, those don't seem like acceptable outcomes either:)
 

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Have you seen the Roudybush crumbles? They're about the same size as Harrison's.

Or if you have a food processor or blender or handheld coffee grinder, you could grind up the bigger Roudybush into smaller pieces. Just kind of pulse (turn it off and on a few times) to break them up.
 
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Have you seen the Roudybush crumbles? They're about the same size as Harrison's.

Or if you have a food processor or blender or handheld coffee grinder, you could grind up the bigger Roudybush into smaller pieces. Just kind of pulse (turn it off and on a few times) to break them up.
I have seen the crumbles but I’m not too sure about it. Rico likes small but not too small.

Sadly no processor or tiny coffee grinder. :(
 

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Might be a long shot in Alaska but do you have anywhere local that sells Harrison’s? I buy it from my local bird store and it’s SO much cheaper there than it is on Amazon.
 
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Might be a long shot in Alaska but do you have anywhere local that sells Harrison’s? I buy it from my local bird store and it’s SO much cheaper than there than it is on Amazon.
Unfortunately, I don’t. The best we got is zupreem and I think roudybush. All we have here is petco, petzoo, and petsmart. No other pet stores to my knowledge.
 
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I found the zupreem veggie blend, I asked my mom to ask Rico’s vet about it and the concerns with sugar. My mom was annoyed but agreed. The vet said it should be fine. So, I think I’m going to put Rico on the veggie blend once his Psittacus supply is out. Pretty bird does seem like a good brand but it’s kinda just fading out of existence. So I honestly don’t think I’ll put Rico or cricket onto it. Zupreem veggie blend it is! I have a mortar and pestle so I could crush up cricket’s pellets a bit so she can eat it easier.
 

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I found the zupreem veggie blend, I asked my mom to ask Rico’s vet about it and the concerns with sugar. My mom was annoyed but agreed. The vet said it should be fine. So, I think I’m going to put Rico on the veggie blend once his Psittacus supply is out. Pretty bird does seem like a good brand but it’s kinda just fading out of existence. So I honestly don’t think I’ll put Rico or cricket onto it. Zupreem veggie blend it is! I have a mortar and pestle so I could crush up cricket’s pellets a bit so she can eat it easier.
Instead of a mortar and pestle, try putting large pellets into a blender dry for a few seconds.
 
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Instead of a mortar and pestle, try putting large pellets into a blender dry for a few seconds.
Oh these are the small ones! Like cockatiel sized! And crickets serving size wouldn’t take long to crush lol
 

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Oh these are the small ones! Like cockatiel sized! And crickets serving size wouldn’t take long to crush lol
Budgie sized pellets are very tiny. That's why I like the Harrisons that I had recommended. I know they are more expensive per pound but one bag would last one Budgie like six months. Rocky loves them.
I have a mini chopper/blender that would chop cockatiel or conure sized pellets into Budgie sized in seconds.
 
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Budgie sized pellets are very tiny. That's why I like the Harrisons that I had recommended. I know they are more expensive per pound but one bag would last one Budgie like six months. Rocky loves them.
I have a mini chopper/blender that would chop cockatiel or conure sized pellets into Budgie sized in seconds.
I wish I had a tiny blender! We just have an ancient one that looks fresh outta the 70s! It wouldn’t be able to chop a budgie serving size for pellets very well without either not being able to touch it, or without obliterating it to dust. So, I personally think my M+P would work better as I could control the quantity and size of it far better.
 

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I wish I had a tiny blender! We just have an ancient one that looks fresh outta the 70s! It wouldn’t be able to chop a budgie serving size for pellets very well without either not being able to touch it, or without obliterating it to dust. So, I personally think my M+P would work better as I could control the quantity and size of it far better.
The 70s were the absolute BEST time to be a teenager! Lots of freedom! People didn't worry about the stuff they worry about today. As long as I was home before my curfew (midnight on weekends at 16) and didn't get arrested my parents didn't care what we did- they never even asked where we were going.
BUT home decor, appliances, and fashions were hideous!
 
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The 70s were the absolute BEST time to be a teenager! Lots of freedom! People didn't worry about the stuff they worry about today. As long as I was home before my curfew (midnight on weekends at 16) and didn't get arrested my parents didn't care what we did- they never even asked where we were going.
BUT home decor, appliances, and fashions were hideous!
the 2010s were a FANTASTIC time growing up too! Cool game consoles, games, simple times, the cringe memes, slang, etc. makes for good nostalgia, some of the fashion was goofy but some of it also looked really good, and L4D2 came out around this time (2009, ik not 2010 but around that time period) along with some of, imo Mother Mother’s best songs!

I did hear great things about the 70s-90s but the homophobia, sexism, and (correct me if I’m wrong) racism was wild back then. It’d probably be a fun period to grow up in, with all the cool retro games and the fashion was rather an interesting thing back then. There was some cool music from that period as well although I am not too well versed in older music like my music nerd of a brother is. The economy was good, the music was good, and the games were great! Although this is from the perspective of a person who did not grow up in that era lol


Oh a hundred percent and a thousand times YES. The appliances were pretty bad in appearance! I recently saw a vacuum from I think late 70s early 80s in a thrift store (in the faded and beat up box) and it was like a peanuts comic themed vacuum cleaner? It was 455$ or something like that so I obv didn’t buy it. But that thing was so ugly! The ovens from then are kinda 50/50, but the blenders are just so… no. Just no. Clunky and awkward looking.
 

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Try Birdtricks Organic Pellets, A sampler box, or her seasonal feeding system! the seasonal feeding system changes by season (hence the name).
 

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