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Nutriberries as main seed diet

Discussion in 'Enrichment and Foraging Park' started by Odin, 9/13/17.

  1. Odin

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    Can the nutriberries in combination with Harrisons' pellets and fresh chop? I like how the nutriberries make them work a little (forage) to eat.
    The container calls for ten a day, but that seems like a lot for tiels and budgies.
    Can anyone speak to this?
     
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    My understanding is that nutriberries are nutritionally equivalent to pellets. It does seems though like 10 a day is a lot for a small bird. Sunny wasn't a big pellet eater. So I would give him one or two senior nutriberries a day.
     
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    I treat nutriberries as seeds. They get two a day in addition to their pellets and veggies
     
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    10 a day? Yikes! Dr. Orosz said that my cheekies can get everything they need from six per day if I did not do pellets. But I do use the regular size. Mine get two, twice per day in addition to their pellets and other veggies/fruits. I could probably go down to 1 twice per day but they all have me very wrapped. And I do give the elderly birds more than the younger flock members.
     
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    My vet considers nutriberries a pellet, so you might want to add a bit of seed too. I guess it would depend on how much of the pellet part they eat though! 10 seems like a bit too much, especially combined with the Harrison's. The ones for tiels are kind of small, maybe see how much they actually eat, and take it from there.
     
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    Yes my boys eat the seeds and drop the core lol. So that is why I use them as seeds :p
     
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    We treat nutriberries more like seed here as well. I give 2-3 a day at most to my blue crown conure and eclectus. I use them in their foraging toys, they're the favorite food item in the house for the birds so I make them work for it ;)
     
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    I should add we give them in addition to their pellets and anything else I tempt them with for the day :p
     
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    Maybe 2. Not 10. Smaller species are seed eating birds and nutriberries are certainly a step up from seed.

    I use them as treats. Couple times a week.

    A budgie/cockatiel couldn't eat 10. It just wouldn't fit. But then again. They are very efficient poop factorys.
     
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    Wow, Im really glad I came across this post! I recently purchased my first bag of nutriberries for my Quaker and had been giving her 4-5 a day -- plus 1-2 in practicing foraging with her! :blink: And I was feeling guilty that I wasnt strictly following the directions on the bag given that I was also providing her pellets and fresh veggies/fruits :dead:
     
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