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lex1500

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I have had birds all my life and my recent parakeet died recently at age 10. I am purchasing a parrotlet this weekend and I want to keep him healthy and live a long life. What food should I be giving? Thank You!
 

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Are you looking for pellet or seed recommendations? Of course sprouts and fresh foods are a must.
 

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I give my girl Nutriberrys, and Zupreem natural pellets (parakeet size). She also gets fresh chop.

there may have better seeds recommendations so I will be here watching to learn what else may be good!

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When it comes to seed mixes I like Volkman. They are always clean and fresh.
 

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I don’t give mine seed specifically. He gets Goldenfeast Australian blend, which has some seed, and Roudybush pellet.
 

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I just want to let you know, my birds were much healthier when they switched to pellets :)
 

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It is critical to feed lots of fresh foods with parrotlets, especially veggies. You cannot only feed seed or your bird could develop serious health risks. Veggies and sprouts and a tiny amount of fruit. There is a section on the forum on the wide range of healthy veggies you can offer :) and information on how to prepare sprouts.

When you offer seed it shouldn't have any sunflower or safflower. I use a quality budgie mix for my parrotlets but check the contents in the bag, idk your local brands.
 

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It is critical to feed lots of fresh foods with parrotlets, especially veggies. You cannot only feed seed or your bird could develop serious health risks. Veggies and sprouts and a tiny amount of fruit. There is a section on the forum on the wide range of healthy veggies you can offer :) and information on how to prepare sprouts.

When you offer seed it shouldn't have any sunflower or safflower. I use a quality budgie mix for my parrotlets but check the contents in the bag, idk your local brands.
Yes thank you for all the info! Im aware that I need to give lots of veggies to be healthy. I just cant find a natural good seed food without sunflower seeds. My breeder said to give cockatiel food. But mostly all contain sunflower seeds that I found.
 

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I also would like to request pictures of your new baby! Pretty please @lex1500
Thank you for your info! which kind of nutriberries do you get? Also I am getting him sunday :) will post pictures then! I was also thinking about making fresh chop as well included in his diet.
 

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Thank you for your info! which kind of nutriberries do you get? Also I am getting him sunday :) will post pictures then! I was also thinking about making fresh chop as well included in his diet.
Regular nutriberrys small size, typically you want to offer a varied diet. I always keep a dish of pellets available at all times and replace my nurtriberrhs every day. Plus giving chop mid day.
 

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I also like Higgins safflower. It is another clean seed
 

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As far as I’m aware pellets can cause liver and kidney issues in parrotlets, so I give mine ZuPreem Smart Selects for small birds in addition to fruits and veggies.
 

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As far as I’m aware pellets can cause liver and kidney issues in parrotlets, so I give mine ZuPreem Smart Selects for small birds in addition to fruits and veggies.
That’s interesting. I haven’t heard that. On the talkparrotlet website obvious feed balanced varied diet, but pellets are kind of a stable to consist of a good 30% of diet. I maybe wrong so I do apologize if so. But I’m still learning myself
 

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Where did you get this information from? I'm just wondering, because I want to check it out and learn more
 
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