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Daily Amount of Pellets

Discussion in 'Feathered Food Court' started by Moshimaru, 12/26/16.

  1. Moshimaru

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    How much food do your give your birds a day? A month?

    Trying to figure out how long a bag will last us to set up autoshipping from Dr's Foster and Smith and to squirrel away tax return $$ for the birdie brethren.
     
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    For which species?
     
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  4. Hankmacaw

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    I make pellets available to my GW all day long.
     
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    My quakers eat about 1 tbsp of pellets a day... I go through about 1.5 lbs a month of Zupreem for two of them,with pellets making up about 50% of their diet.

    The amount you go through is variable on species, what else is in their diet, pellet brand, and more. Best thing to do is buy a bag, mark it on the calendar when you started feeding it, and when you run out you'll have a good idea of how long that amount will last you.
     
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    Many birds may eat a max of 10-15% of their body weight in pellets a day.


    If, say, an entire flock weighs around 600 grams total, then they may eat 60+ grams a day. If they eat a bunch of other foods, then they may only eat 30-50 grams of pellets in a day. A 1 lb bag weighs about 454 grams. This means that it may take 1-2 weeks for them to go through a bag. A 5 lb bag is about 2,268 grams. This should last anywhere from 1 month to 2 1/2 months.


    This is all generalizations though, and as previously mentioned, it will vary from flock to flock.
     
  7. Mizzely

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    Interesting! Combined I have 200 grams of quakers. At about 10%, they go through 20 grams a day, or 1 lb in about 22 days, meaning they would eat about 1.3 lbs in a month. Adds up to be about the same (less exact) calculations. Cool!!!
     
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