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GillsM

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Hello, I’ve just joined. I rescued a pineapple conure last year. He is 7 and I want to switch him to a pellet diet. I have tried Kaytee fruit pellets but he doesn’t really like them. Anyone have any recommendations please?
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Welcome to the forum! I don't have a conure but a lot of birds like nutriberries.

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My blue-conure likes Roudybrush Small pellets but every bird is different.

A store would make a killing selling a sampler variety pack...
 

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My vet recommends Lafeber products...mainly because she worked with them to create them and make sure the dietary formulations were good enough for them. I would start with tropical nutriberries. Those tend to be a favorite here. The el paso are also appreciated. I recently tried the lafeber fruit pellets and those went over very well. I'm in the process of switching from zupreem natural to the fruit pellets.
 

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That’s brilliant thank you for all your replies
 

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I want to switch him to a pellet diet. I have tried Kaytee fruit pellets but he doesn’t really like them. Anyone have any recommendations please?
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Any tips on the ratio to do the switch over?? I’m at 50/50 right now but I think Charlie slowed down her intake now.
 

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I didn’t get past 50/50 either as I was worried he wasn’t getting enough food
 

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My sun conure, Sona, actually HATED Kaytee foods. To get your bird into a pellet based diet, I'd try Lafeber's or Nutriberries. :lbpied2::rbfigm::vlb1::vlb2::budgie6::budgie10::budgie7:
 

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Hi Bluebird67, what type of conure is that in the photo? I’m only guessing mine is a pineapple conure
 

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Welcome, and enjoy the site!
 

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My Amazon is 50% vegetables (a little fruit) and 50% Nutriberries (all three kinds), almonds, pistachios, cashews, and Brazil nuts. These latter nuts are not GREAT for him, but the bird gotta eat, you know? He devours the Nutriberries, but I’m not convinced they should be the main seed intake of a bird, although others disagree.

Pellets? I’ve tried them all. He won’t touch them. When I offer it, he literally laughs at me.

Regardless, I currently have both Harrison’s and Lafaber pellets and I’ll grind them into a powder in this little coffee grinder I have, and then sprinkle it over both his seed and vegetable bowls...so he gets a little of that nutrition whether he wants it or not.

Except I hardly ever do that. I know he hates it, and my purpose in life nowadays is to make him happy.
 
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Pellets can be a bit of trial and error. Or constant error. Depends on the bird! ;)

I’ve converted two birds to include pellets in their diet - and have had success starting with zupreem fruitblend & gradually replacing with zupreem naturals over time. Both times it took a couple months to convert to reliably eating them.

Best advice I can give is patience, persistence and creativity. Keep offering and offer in different ways. Grind them up one day, put them in a different bowl the next. Feed at different times, or bake them into birdie bread! There’s countless ways but no matter what it’s gonna take some time.

Wishing you luck! What’s your bird’s name?
 
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