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I live in australia so pellet options are....few and far between. But im looking at pellets for eclectus, has anyone used vetafarm paradise pellets
The ingredients are as follows:

Ingredients: Whole grains - corn, soybean and wheat.
Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, H & K.
Minerals: calcium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulphur & zinc. Fructose and amino acids.
Guaranteed Analysis:
Min Crude Protein 20%
Max Crude Fibre 2.5%
Min Crude Fat 10%
Max Iron 60 mg/kg

They are specifically designed woth eclectus in mind, but i read somewhere that the pellets should have NO vitamins and this mix has a few
 

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Are you able to find any "American" brands? Roudybush, Higgins, tops, lafeber?
 

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Are you able to find any "American" brands? Roudybush, Higgins, tops, lafeber?
Australia has REALLY strict laws on bringing food into the country 90% of products on amazon dont even ship here, vetafarm is the best brand we have really...
 

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I bet someone will be along to help. In the meantime, if it helps you, I am trying to transition my girl to a diet of mostly fruits and vegetables. If you can get a good variety in them you can maintain a "complete nutrition" situation from your grocery store. It takes time, though.
 

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What about harrisons bird food, is it any good its super expensive but if its better ill get it
 

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I bet someone will be along to help. In the meantime, if it helps you, I am trying to transition my girl to a diet of mostly fruits and vegetables. If you can get a good variety in them you can maintain a "complete nutrition" situation from your grocery store. It takes time, though.
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I might have too, but those pellets ARE designed by vets specifically for eclectus they have no dyes too are those vitamins so bad i know about the extra long gi track and over absorbing vitamins so i dont know!
 

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That type of bird does not do good on a pelleted diet I would recommend you not even buying the pellets to be on the safe side
 

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The trouble is getting them to eat a good variety to wean off of the pellets. Harrison have been suggested, but I don't know personally.

Some can develop issues with the vitamin a. It's not a naturally occurring thing. K is the precursor (beta carotene, aka carotonids... Sp) then converted to a in the body.
 

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There are Roudybush, pretty bird species specific, zupreme, vetafarm, tops, Harrison’s pellets available here that I can think of off the top of my head but I have no clue about the suitability for Ekkies.
There are also pellets that I can’t think of the name of for certain but I think they are called black parrot
 

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That type of bird does not do good on a pelleted diet I would recommend you not even buying the pellets to be on the safe side
Thats what im thinking, anyone have any clue how to provide a complete yet pelletless diet for ekkies?
 

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It may be worth your while checking out Dr Jason Crean’s FB group. I believe they feed completely raw fresh diets that are balanced..... @Mizzely is that correct?
 

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It may be worth your while checking out Dr Jason Crean’s FB group. I believe they feed completely raw fresh diets that are balanced..... @Mizzely is that correct?
That would be a good place to start!

Ekkies are an odd one because sone do just fine with some pellets while others are really sensitive. TOPS pellets and Goldenfeast are considered Ekkie safe as they do not contain synthetic vitamins
 

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Ohhhh @Monaco, my apologies.... I actually did get a notification!
I guess my brain is on vacation lol I checked the time of your post and my notifications and after three attempts I spotted it plain as day right in my face!!! I don’t know how I missed that :roflmao:
 

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No worries. You guys are all so helpful and very available despite the time differences. I'm very grateful for it, and you found it anyway!
 

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Do a research of diet by Birdiemarie and ruby she had one who’s dead now she used to be an admin on here and specialist in them no use tagging her she’s not been a member for a long time all of her posts are archived she is a wealth of information
 

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I am an Ekkie, enthusiast but do not yet have my own ekkie bird.

I do feed mostly raw to my flock. Pellets are offered very sparingly. This is because of kidney health with my little mutation parrotlets. If the bulk of your diet is raw the risk from pellets is greatly reduced. Pellets are good nutritional supplements and contain all vitamins. Hari is an option that some members of the parrot society go with. I also have vetafarm for some of my flock, but like you I am not convinced it is the best option.

Going raw does take a lot of commitment and you must be prepared for that. I prep fresh foods every single morning. They are offered sprouts daily. Every afternoon I clean the cage and all the dishes go through the dishwasher.

Variety is more important than quantity. Rich green veg is important: Silverbeet, Brussel sprouts, beans, broccoli, the list goes on. Fruits And veg rich in vitamin a: mango, carrot, passion fruit,
 

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