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What Size Pellets to Feed my Parrot?

Postby Michael » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:22 pm

What Size Pellets to Feed my Parrot?

Article about picking the optimum size pellet to feed your parrot. In goes over what size I prefer to feed and features a video of Kili, Truman, and Santina sampling the various sizes to show you the difference.
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Re: What Size Pellets to Feed my Parrot?

Postby cml » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:43 am

I use TOPS pellets rather than roudybush but I agree with the sizes, its generally okay with medium for most birds. Both my birds are medium sized and I use the standard size and the birds love to hold them in their hands while eating and later on they eat the crumbles.

Choosing pellets with regards to the bird, rather than the bird on the package sounds like a good idea to me :).
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Re: What Size Pellets to Feed my Parrot?

Postby GMV » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:13 am

i thought all pellets were relatively edible by all size birds.
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Re: What Size Pellets to Feed my Parrot?

Postby Michael » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:37 am

No way a budgie can eat a large macaw pellet. It's the size of its head. Once you get to parrots ranging from Senegal to Macaw and pellets ranging from small, medium, and large, then yeah they can eat each other's pellets.
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Re: What Size Pellets to Feed my Parrot?

Postby GMV » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:48 am

you have a point there. but don't all pellets have roughly the same nutrients per size?
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Re: What Size Pellets to Feed my Parrot?

Postby Michael » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:01 am

Usually, unless it is a specifically different content.
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Re: What Size Pellets to Feed my Parrot?

Postby Tsubakie » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:55 am

I know this post has been up for a while. I have a rescue cockatoo on a all seed diet and one of my priorities is getting him on a pellet diet. I've done some research on pellet diets and Roudybush seems to get the best you can get. Roudybush was kind enough to send me a sample of their small pellets and my parrot absolutely loves them. I placed a separate dish with some Roudybush away from his seed and more accessible. He's eating more pellets than seed.. It's only been what.. 3 days??? I can't believe how easy that was.. I know i'm extremely lucky. Of course I'm not going to take away the other food yet and that will still be a gradual process. I had to order the food online as nobody in my city sells it. I'm in Ontario, Canada and the distributor is in Quebec,so that's not too bad. For all of the amazing information on this food, my parrot and I Thank You!
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Re: What Size Pellets to Feed my Parrot?

Postby liz » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:02 am

Pellets and seed are supposed to be a very small amount of their diet.
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