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Amazons Live on Nothing Except Pellets Since 1981

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@Mizzely - I had no idea that they were still maintaining this flock of parrots.

"Tom Roudybush. During his 16 years of nutritional research in the Department of Avian Sciences at the University of California, Davis, Tom studied a variety of birds, including 10 years of research on the nutritional requirements of companion birds. Mr. Roudybush has generated most of the published nutritional research in pet birds, and the research flocks of Orange-winged Amazons at the University have been maintained on nothing but Roudybush pellets since 1981; no other population of psittacines has been maintained on a commercially available, formulated diet for such a long period of time."
 

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When folks used to bring up about how bad "pellets" are, @Mizzely and I would quote this study to them. Then we both lost it and couldn't find it. These birds have had the same statistics as those for birds on varied diets for the entire time.
 

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Is there a link to the study?
 

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We cannot find it again - I don't think it's any longer on UC Davis' publication list.
 

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I've been trying! One of these days I'm going to have to pay for a month of one of these publication sites just to grab as much as I can for late night reading.
 

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I wonder if we could email Roudybush and request a copy?
 

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I wonder if we could email Roudybush and request a copy?
I was wondering too. They used to have some of that stuff on their website? But looks like they switched to shopify and barely anything seems to have been transferred.
 

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