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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
Fantastic! Makes a great long-term food for those who don't like daily chores.
By Nokota Silver
Vivi loves them! I've wanted to find a good natural pellet she would eat ever since I found out how much bad stuff is in Zupreem! This product is fantastic! Even my budgie, Peeper, likes them and I ordered them in the Cockatiel size...
OK, so I made these great little gravity-feeders for each cage with the pellets, like you have outside but smaller? And with big arms to shield the crumbs from flying out of the cage. They are made entirely of Popsicle sticks but with a window of plastic sheeting up against the bars of the cage so that you can see how full they are from outside. They work great. They can have their pellets without me having to worry about feeding them on time every day, just like I trained them both how to use those water bottles made for rodent cages so they wouldn't poo in their water dishes, and I could just add food once a week just like with the water when I clean their cages. I just give them their fresh veggies here and there in addition to the pellets.
Or that was the idea.
I glanced at Peeper's cage two days after the addition of the pellets and saw that the "tower" section that fed into the food dish was completely empty, and the floor of the cage was covered with pellets as well as bird poop. Well, I couldn't put those back in the dish since there was poop down there with them, so I started cleaning the cage, wondering why he tossed all his food after demonstrating that he clearly liked the pellets.
While I was cleaning his cage, he flew into Vivi's open cage and began eating HER pellets! No digging, no flicking, no dumping them on the ground. Just eating. It was the same darn stuff! Well I mounted the dish much higher in his cage similar to Vivi's and now he is doing fine with it. I guess he doesn't like his food down too low?
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Really good bird food
By Natasha L. Laity Snyder
My cockatiels do very well on this food, and they ate it with relish even after converting from an all-seed diet from their previous owners. They started eating this food long before they would touch any other food source other than seed.
I trust Roudybush more than a lot of other bird food manufacturers, because they don't use dyes or nasty preservatives in their foods. The only way it could be better would be if it were organic.
Parrots should be fed abundant fruits, veggies, grains and legumes along with this diet. These pellets are marketed as a complete diet, but fresh foods are very important too. However, with my little seed junkie cockatiels, this food gives me a great amount of insurance that as long as they are eating these pellets regularly, their basic nutritional needs will be met, no matter how picky they are with their other food.
A NOTE TO AMAZON!! PLEASE PUT THESE BIRD FOODS ON SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful. See all 174 customer reviews...
Green Cheek Chow!
By Mr. & Mrs. Reviewer
Our GCC loves this, we've bought it since we got her last year and she dutifully chews all the pellets into dust and then eats the dust after having her fun with all the pellets. She tries to waste the powder but we gleaned a recipe from avianavenue.com. Here's a clip:
-1 - 1 1/2 full cup of TOPs (totally organic pellets, but any pellet can be in this place), soak until mushy.
-1/2 cup of chopped of vegetables or blended vegatables (to sneak in the food, I like to blend the vegetables)
-1/2 cup of dried fruit and chopped nuts and/or seed
-1/4 cup of Crushed flax seed
*1 - 1 1/2 full cup of APPLESAUCE
And bake on 350F, for about 10-20 minutes (depends on the rack you have it on and your own oven, I check up on at 10 minutes, and then 3-5 minutes until done).
We make this up and freeze some and give her a bit as a treat. Sometimes if we get a surplus (She LOVES to destroy pellets, it's one of the top priorities in her life!), we will take some to the wild birds and they seem to enjoy it too.