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diet help

  1. YogiBird

    Food education

    I'm not sure if anyone else feels the same as me, but I use the BirdTricks Seasonal Feeding System for my GCC breakfast... and then for dinnertime is when I have a problem. I know the birds should always get fruit and veg (which he does everyday!) and his pellets (TOPS)... but for dinner I am...
  2. G

    Multivitamins for birds- HELP

    I am currently using Nekton-S Multi-Vitamin for Birds. Can anyone tell me of the best Multivitamin bird supplement I can purchase?
  3. G

    Food/Diet Plan Help! What to feed my birds?!

    I need to know the percentage (by weight) of pellets, seeds, veggies, and fruits to feed to my cockatiels and budgie. They all share the same food (yes, they do each have their own food bowls & water), and right now i have a food plan of 60% pellets, apx. 18% veggies, apx. 17% seeds (sprouted)...
  4. G

    Is Corn Bad?

    Is corn a bad thing to feed my cockatiels and budgie? I read that some people never feed corn and that it is bad to feed due to yeast infection. Should i completely cut corn out of their diet and avoid food mixes and pellets that have corn in them? Thanks!
  5. C

    Red-Bellied Parrot | Seed to Pellet Conversion

    Hello everyone! I have a 25 year old Red-Bellied Parrot, Female, who weighs 5 oz. She was previously on a Zupreem diet (her old owners would change around which one pretty frequently) consisting mostly of sunflower seeds and small morsel seeds. I have gotten a bag of Harrisons High...
  6. G

    How many grams of food daily should a cockatiel eat

    How many grams of food should an average cockatiel typically consume in a day? I've read anywhere between 6 grams, 15 grams, and 30-40 grams, so now I'm really confused. Those are huge differences. I'm also wondering how many grams of food a parakeet should consume daily. Thanks so much for your...
  7. Baileybea

    Worried about poor feather quality? Green cheek conure

    Hey again. I know I’ve been posting here a lot lately, I’ve just been really worried about Momiji, my green cheek conure. I’ve had her for about 3 years now and her feather quality just seems to be looking pretty rough. She’s a pineapple-turquoise mutation. I took her to her avian vet twice in...
  8. X

    Losing progress on pellet conversion ?

    Hi all, I currently own an 8 year old rescue lovebird who was fed an all-seed diet by his previous owner. Basically I've been trying to convert him to Harrison's (it is the only brand available here) for the past 6 months or so using the Zupreme slow and steady method. Initially progress was...
  9. GeezLouise

    Does my vet know what he’s talking about?

    I recently took my pineapple green cheek to the vet (a vet I didn’t particularly like after an initial visit, but wanted a quick nail trim for convenience sake) which went fine. Once we got to the topic of diet, just like last time, I was told extremely conflicting information. All I’ve ever...
  10. B

    DIET HELP: first time GCC owner.

    Hi y’all! I’m going to (potentially) purchase an adult male green cheek conure today. I’ve been in touch with the breeder and he seems like a good fit. Of course, only an in person meeting will tell for sure. However, I’d like to be prepared should I decide to add him to the family. He’d on a...
  11. xbirbie

    My Lovebird is terrified of fruit and veg.

    Hi I have a lovebird named birbie and have had her since august. She is a great little bird but I worry about her since she will only eat seed. Any time i give her fruit or veg whether it is chopped or mooshed or just as it comes she is terrified of it. I have tried mixing it with seed or...
  12. L

    New to chop

    Hello, I wanted to make a chop for my birds and had a couple of questions I thought you might be able to answer. My chop is being made of the list below which Im making raw to then freeze: - Brocolli - cauliflower - carrots - red radishes with greens - red bell peppers - Old fashioned rolled...
  13. laurenf

    Brown Headed Parrot Diet [Poll]

    Hello my precious baby boy Rogelio weighed in at 130 grams today. He's just a week under half a year old. He is on a pelleted diet (Harrison's) but I also give him a lot of things to munch on during the day. Like to keep his beak busy I'll give him macaronis and other dried pasta. Also I'll give...
  14. peachypjm

    Suddenly doesn't like fresh food

    Mercury for the past week hasn't been the happiest eating fresh foods. I'm a little confused about it since he was eating well for so long, I stopped giving him fruit everyday (low sugary fruits) and now he barely touches his food. He'll eat pellets and forage for treats but refuses veggies and...
  15. J

    bird refuses new food..help!!

    my gcc has been on a diet of zupreem natural pellets and chop basically since i got her (about 5 months). she really likes the pellets and tolerates the chop (more so if i add egg food or a small dollop of unsweeted apple sauce). the problem is i found out that pellets that have the main...
  16. S

    can anyone suggested to me a healthy diet

    can you please suggested to me a healthy diet for a budgie and a lovebird? or include your daily diet with your birds in here? and what about the breeding season, should I keep sticking with my same diet? my diet with my birds has been a random one with multiple veggies like cucumber, carrot...
  17. T

    My Bird Will Only Eat Seeds

    Hi everyone! I’m new here and have a question. I brought home my 10 week old lovebird last month and he will not eat any fresh fruits or vegetables, I’m concerned for his health. He loves his seeds but won’t even eat pellets mixed in either. I’ve tried about every fruit and vegetable even...
  18. Mango5

    Lovebird Diet

    Hi everyone, I’ve been doing some reading online about lovebird diets and apparently you are not supposed to feed them a lot of seeds. I’ve had my lovebird mango for less then a year and I occasionally give him veggies and fruits, I also give him pellets but he barely touches them. Do you guys...
  19. aDORYble

    Diet Help - Also opinions on Bird Tricks youtube?

    Hello all, Lately, my conure's diet hasn't been the greatest. A bit of a result of this quarantine - she begged and I allowed her to have too much human food, and now she's even pickier and more persistent than before. Although she loves fruits, I've always had issues feeding her veg or...
  20. Summzz

    Are all beans safe?

    I'm starting a new diet soon for my two conures. The recipe calls for bean mix ("made from 16 beans soup mix ") but all I could find was a 5 bean mix. I figured this was fine and was going to start soaking them so I could cook them tomorrow but thought I would double check if all of them are...