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I would like to change my parrotlets diet. Currently, they have fruits and vegetables (more veg) daily as well as a normal seed mix.

I have read that Tidymix is great for birds and have a much wider range of ingredients. They do a few versions, so I was wondering what is the best one to go with.

The one I think is most suitable is this...

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Garlic sticks?? That is an interesting mix but I am able to offer no real helpful input other than to see what @Mizzely thinks. I personally would prefer it with a different nut as peanut is not the best choice available for birds.
 
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Garlic is fine a very small amounts. Garlic and sesame sticks sound like human snacks and I worry about added sodium in them.

I personally wouldn't feed this mix :shrug:
 

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Burt gets the very odd food with a bit of garlic in it but I am never comfortable giving it often as I have no idea on safe dosage. I have never heard of garlic sticks though so I was not sure what they were or how much garlic they may have.
 

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I don't feed a lot of mixes in general because I'm picky :lol: I guess I would ask what you want out of a mix. Just a wide range of ingredients? What kind of ingredients do you want to focus on or omit? Those types of questions will help you weed out what you don't want to help you find what you do want.

Or you can make your own :)
 

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I don't feed a lot of mixes in general because I'm picky :lol: I guess I would ask what you want out of a mix. Just a wide range of ingredients? What kind of ingredients do you want to focus on or omit? Those types of questions will help you weed out what you don't want to help you find what you do want.

Or you can make your own :)
I'm not 100% sure. I would like it to be more varied than just the seed. I quite like to oats. I just want something that is more varied and interesting for them (if that makes any sense)
 

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It's hard as I don't know what all is available to you. My experience with mixes have been mostly Goldenfeast, Higgins, and Hagen Tropimix, but there's always so much waste that I stopped bothering.
 

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It would be good to see a breakdown on the garlic sticks on the amount of each ingredient.
Wow, they sell sugar cane and them jelly cups too.
I am curious if them garlic sticks only have the three ingredients listed, they look similar to some people treats you can get here that have limited ingredients but are fried. I do not know if they are the same though but I have seen them in BBQ flavour too lol.
 

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I can get hagen stuff
 

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I don't see why not!
 
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