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  1. S

    Parakeets will not stop eating eachothers food!

    Hi. Going to try and make this as short as possible. I have three parakeets, two I have owned since they were babies (We will call them green and blue) and one who I took in from a friend recently (picky bird) because the other bird they had passed away. The three have continued to get along...
  2. J

    blended veggies?

    Hi. So I have two budgies who I've been trying to ween onto veggies (if anyone has suggestions in the way of this... I'll take em. Right now I'm just aiming for consistency, but don't want to go to any starving techniques, most I've tried was only veggies an hour in the morning and yielding no...
  3. C

    Exotic Fruits?

    Hey y'all! My Red-Bellied has been very into the Avian Organics freeze-dried fruits and veggies. Now that I know she likes them, I was looking into other options for buying since AO is a bit far from me. I found a pack of exotic freeze dried fruits on Amazon that have no added sugars/additives...
  4. 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)...
  5. 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!
  6. G

    Percentages of Food

    When I measure out my birds food in percentages, such as 60% pellets, 20% seeds, 20% fruits and veggies, etc., should I do the percentages based on weight or volume? So let's say I make a hundred grams of food, I would do it based on weight, 60 grams of pellets, 20 grams of seeds, and 20 grams...
  7. G

    Vegetables Help

    Does anyone know of a dried or freeze dried wide variety blend of vegetables (preferably human grade or made for humans) that doesn't contain alliums (garlic, onion, etc) and is completely safe for birds? Thank you so much. My birds don't like to eat fresh vegetables. I've bought them freeze...
  8. 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...
  9. G

    'Tiel & Budgie Diet

    I'm wondering if a mix (in all equal parts) of Zupreem Natural Pellets, Harrison's Adult Lifetime, Dr. Harvey's Colossal Cockatiel Blend, and Top's Parrot pellets is a healthy well rounded diet for my cockatiels and budgie to eat? Of course they will still get fresh fruits and veggies as well as...
  10. M

    Homemade parrot food?

    It's getting harder and harder to find Trinity's pellets so I'm looking into alternatives that I can make at home. She's been on a mainly pellet diet for 16+ years and has never shown any interest in any parrot chops that I've made before. Anyone have a bird food recipe that their parrots enjoy...
  11. xbabybree

    Help! I accidentally put cassia cinnamon in my conures food

    Hi all. I was meal prepping my gcc's chop for the month, and I accidentally put 1/2 tsp of cassia cinnamon. I did the math and it's about .2 mg of coumarin per days worth of food which i know she won't even eat remotely close to this much. Is this too toxic or am I good to use it still? I would...
  12. J

    Expired pellets

    I have a bag of All Living Things (old Petsmart brand) Conure and Lovebird Diet fruit flavored pellets. I got them about 2 years ago when I was switching my GCC from seed to pellets and have continued to use them as treats since them. I gave her a few today and realized the bag said Best By: May...
  13. Baileybea

    Aphids/bugs in vegetables??? Safe to feed?

    Hello! I have a question about store bought veggies…the past couple days when I bought new spinach/broccoli, I noticed what appears to be a few little aphid bugs! I bought more tonight because I was worried about feeding them to Momo, and I found them again. I just wanted to know, as long as...
  14. J

    Sharing human dinner?

    How safe is it to share little niblets from my dinner with my green cheek conure? I don't ever do this because I'm very cautious when it comes to my pets, but I've caught my boyfriend on numerous occassions sneaking her little bites of his food. He knows what she absolutely CANNOT (alcohol...
  15. bird_mama

    2nd time making chop!!!

    Hey!! I just made chop for the second time! I’m so proud of this and Romeo loves it, so I had to share!:heart: (My ingredients are frozen & microwaved or blanched in water from my electric kettle, since my entire stove broke; smh ) Recipe: •Purple, white, green & orange cauliflower...
  16. Kiwi's Dad

    Millet

    I've had this bag of millet in my pantry for about 6 months and I was wondering if the millet goes bad.
  17. Raisins

    Can wild birds eat expired pellets?

    So, a few days ago, when I was taking the pellets out of the fridge I've realized that they had expired by 11 days. I was horrified that I hadnt noticed it before and fed it to my birds. Thankfully, they seem okay and they didn't get indigestion. I was gonna throw it away, but my mum told me...
  18. BabyBirdMa

    Fatty Liver Disease?

    I just got the necropsy back and they’re saying Gus died of fatty liver disease?! I feed him a Kaytee diet which is mostly fruit and vegetables but there are some seeds. How could this happen? Could he have been born diabetic or born with this at all? Was this my fault? I’m freaking out.
  19. wizerdspel

    Fun fact and a question

    Did you know that you can give a parrot a (fully cooked) hard boiled egg as an occasional treat. Also, my amazon parrot, Paco never wants to eat millet. Is this because millet is only for smaller birds?
  20. mochiballs

    Regression at 2years old?

    Sulley, my caique, has just turned two years old and has regressed back into eating only food that has been pureed much like the baby bird food and being hand fed with a spoon. He's been to the vet and is healthy and they believe it's just behavioural. Has anyone dealt with something like this?
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