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Pellets?

KKBB

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Hi guys, I wanted to know what pellets you guys are giving your little feathered friends? I live in Ontario, Canada so anyone from here got any recommendations? Also what store do you guys get it from? Thanks!
 
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Olliebirb

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I give my boys, well boy because only Oliver will eat it, Roudybush Daily Maintenance Bird Food, Crumbles. He really likes it! It looks like this
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I buy it from a local store called Fin and Feather in VA.
 

Bookwyrm

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I give Kaladin TOP's. The only place I'm aware of that sells it that's located in Canada is unapproved vendor. I live in the US and have gotten stuff from them before, and they have some awesome toys for small birds, as well as other supplies. I wish shipping to the US was cheaper from them so I could buy more stuff from them more often. The stuff they sell is also way cheaper than pretty much anything I've found in the US. Buuuuut the shipping for me isn't worth it unless you buy a ton all at once. I'm assuming it's more reasonable if you live in Canada.
Ah, shoot. It's an unapproved vendor.
 
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KKBB

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I give Kaladin TOP's. The only place I'm aware of that sells it that's located in Canada is unapproved vendor. I live in the US and have gotten stuff from them before, and they have some awesome toys for small birds, as well as other supplies. I wish shipping to the US was cheaper from them so I could buy more stuff from them more often. The stuff they sell is also way cheaper than pretty much anything I've found in the US. Buuuuut the shipping for me isn't worth it unless you buy a ton all at once. I'm assuming it's more reasonable if you live in Canada.
Ah, shoot. It's an unapproved vendor.
Thank you for your advice!
 

Dorcas George

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In addition to the Roudybush, I use Lefeber. One prefers one kind and one prefers the other. I just put it all together in the dish.
 

Oscarbird

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Roudybush Mini Daily Maintenance pellets for me. It's available at my local exotics store and about $27 CA. Oscar just loves it, he will wait for me to serve his pellets and than he gobbles them up as soon as they land in his bowl. While it's rather pricey for a bag of pellets, it is really great and lasts about a few months.
 

KKBB

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Roudybush Mini Daily Maintenance pellets for me. It's available at my local exotics store and about $27 CA. Oscar just loves it, he will wait for me to serve his pellets and than he gobbles them up as soon as they land in his bowl. While it's rather pricey for a bag of pellets, it is really great and lasts about a few months.
Aww...he sounds so cute. Thank you for your suggestion!
 

Elysian

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I researched pellets really hard when I got the budgie babies and I generally see the same 5 brands circulating as healthy recommendations.. Tops, Roudybush, Harrisons, Lafeber, and Zupreem.

The first three are possibly "better" but Lafeber and Zupreem are still very good, and might be the easiest to get. They are available basically everywhere - chain stores, chewy, amazon..

We ended up with Zupreem naturals by default, as this is what the budgie's breeder weaned them onto.
I tried various methods of tempting them over to roudybush but they said nah. I would have tried Harrisons or Tops but I started worrying about expiration dates, since the tiny guys were taking forever just to get through a bag of Zupreem.

Our vet (certified avian specialist) told me Zupreem is a perfectly good/healthy food and she is not concerned about the sugar in it, which is the main con usually cited against them.
Both of our local rescues mainly use Zupreem also, so I decided to just let it be.

Then I got Opie and Oggie who were fed Zupreem fruit flavor in their former home. I'm weaning them over to naturals because I refuse to have their daily diet contain sugar AND dye, but I guess we are fully stuck with Zupreem now!
 

KKBB

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I researched pellets really hard when I got the budgie babies and I generally see the same 5 brands circulating as healthy recommendations.. Tops, Roudybush, Harrisons, Lafeber, and Zupreem.

The first three are possibly "better" but Lafeber and Zupreem are still very good, and might be the easiest to get. They are available basically everywhere - chain stores, chewy, amazon..

We ended up with Zupreem naturals by default, as this is what the budgie's breeder weaned them onto.
I tried various methods of tempting them over to roudybush but they said nah. I would have tried Harrisons or Tops but I started worrying about expiration dates, since the tiny guys were taking forever just to get through a bag of Zupreem.

Our vet (certified avian specialist) told me Zupreem is a perfectly good/healthy food and she is not concerned about the sugar in it, which is the main con usually cited against them.
Both of our local rescues mainly use Zupreem also, so I decided to just let it be.

Then I got Opie and Oggie who were fed Zupreem fruit flavor in their former home. I'm weaning them over to naturals because I refuse to have their daily diet contain sugar AND dye, but I guess we are fully stuck with Zupreem now!
Okay! Thank you so much for all the different brands! You're birds and dog are very cute!
 

Fergus Mom

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Roudybush Mini Daily Maintenance pellets for me. It's available at my local exotics store and about $27 CA. Oscar just loves it, he will wait for me to serve his pellets and than he gobbles them up as soon as they land in his bowl. While it's rather pricey for a bag of pellets, it is really great and lasts about a few months.
@Oscarbird - are the ones you get the same as the photo that KKBB posted with the black bag? I didn't realize these are pellets when searching for nutritional pellets! So I guess they are if they are the same thing as the photo of the bag. (?)
 

Sparkles99

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I'm in Ottawa. I get most bird supplies from Critter Jungle.
 
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