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What is the best pellet for finches?

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So i've been looking to switch my birds from a seed diet to a pellet diet but none of the available options seem good. Is there a good brand for finch pellets?
 

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I know Lafeber makes a finch specific pellet, might be worth looking at! Otherwise Harrison's Superfine I believe is also okay for finches.
 

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My zebra finches are on Harrisons high-potency Superfine
 

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So i've been looking to switch my birds from a seed diet to a pellet diet but none of the available options seem good. Is there a good brand for finch pellets?
About 19 days late, but my finches liked the Lafeber pellets a lot, as someone above mentioned. I tried the Roudybush finch size, but my finches found it too big. (not to mention they're very picky) i did know someone who had decent success with the larger size of roudybush pellet, but watching them eat it, they seemed to rotate those things in their beaks for ages !

i also wouldn't cut seed out of a finches diet 100%. they are granivores who have an extremely high metabolism. i am of the personal belief that pellets can be hard on their kidneys as a sole source of their food. i'd go for a mixture of foods instead. (some pellet, some seed, some fresh chop.) i actually keep my larger birds on pellets + veggies, while my finches get a nice seed and herb blend, veggies, and a high-quality water vitamin supplement by rob marshall. the pellets are a treat for them.
 

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i also wouldn't cut seed out of a finches diet 100%. they are granivores who have an extremely high metabolism.
Good advice.
I use roudybush and TOPS. TOPS makes some of the best for finches IMO. They also have a seed mix my guys will eat.
 

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About 19 days late, but my finches liked the Lafeber pellets a lot, as someone above mentioned. I tried the Roudybush finch size, but my finches found it too big. (not to mention they're very picky) i did know someone who had decent success with the larger size of roudybush pellet, but watching them eat it, they seemed to rotate those things in their beaks for ages !

i also wouldn't cut seed out of a finches diet 100%. they are granivores who have an extremely high metabolism. i am of the personal belief that pellets can be hard on their kidneys as a sole source of their food. i'd go for a mixture of foods instead. (some pellet, some seed, some fresh chop.) i actually keep my larger birds on pellets + veggies, while my finches get a nice seed and herb blend, veggies, and a high-quality water vitamin supplement by rob marshall. the pellets are a treat for them.
That was what I was planning to do anyway, but thank you for the advice!
 
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