What is a Good Seed Product for Parrots!

SailBoat

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I have seen hundreds of Threads that at some point states that "My Parrot Eats a Seed Diet!" And, commonly that is as much description as one gets. The sad reality is that the term "Seed Diet" can be anything from Wild Bird Seed mix, All Sunflower Seed, to any number of small Bird to large Bird Seed speciality mixes, sold at Grain Stores, Home and Garden Stores, Pet Stores, Grocery Stores, etc. They are available in bulk, fill your own bag, pre-bag in sizes from 2 lbs, to 50+ lbs sizes. The common denominator is that they are poorly packaged and cheap!

When brought home, they are left out and commonly open or maybe rolled once or twice and a clip is placed on the package and are used over months. Or, until the owner notices the bugs crawling around in side the bag.

It is very important to remember that Parrots come from around the World and from very different climates and available plants in those specific areas. What is a great diet for a South American Parrot is not prefect for an Africa Parrot, not at all suitable for a Parrot from the Island Nation's of the Pacific region of the World or the vast areas of Asia. A Good Diet requires work to determine what natural plants exist in your Parrots Home Region and what specific ones your Parrot species favors.

Buying from a trusted source helps as long as your foundation for 'trust' has more to do with, well they sell Parrots, so they should know! Right?

Sadly, the Parrot World is becoming ever smaller. Speciality Parrot organizations are going out-of-business or vastly reducing their offerings. Sources are becoming ever more difficult to find. But they are still out there. It just requires more of an effort. But those manufacturers /sellers are more expensive! Yup, quality does cost more!

There are still quality vendors /sellers out there, it just requires more work to find them!

Cheers!!

One of many examples: Scarlett MardiGras
 

Skarila

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Do you find Versele Laga seed mixes acceptable?
 

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