Changing birds diet
Hi Dr. B and Tracy,
I took your advice and bought some Roudybush pellets. My birds were eating a seed mix and Zupreem fruit blend pellets.
Here is what I did. I took all bowls out of their cages, dumped, washed, rinsed and dried them good. I took their main food dish and put Roudybush pellets in them. The smaller dish that they had pellets in before, I put in a good seed mix that has dried fruit, veggies, and a variety of nuts. They also have their water dish and treat dish.
I have completely changed their diet. I give them fruit, veggies, home made mashes, pasta, eggs, etc. all the good stuff. I do not give them red meat but they do get the occasional piece of chicken or fish. I have 5 goffins and a citron. Immediately, one of my goffins and my citron started eating the Roudybush. The other 4 goffins look at them like they are poison, lol. One of them will take the pellets and tuck them under her wings as a toy. Their seed mix is taken away in the late afternoon around 2 pm and not given back to them until after breakfast in the mornings. The seed dish is alot smaller than the pellet dish with about 1/4 cup of seeds per bird and is put lower than the main pellet dish.
I was so happy to see two of them eating the pellets so quickly but the other 4 are spoiled rotten and are seed junkies.
My question is this: will they gradually eat the Roudybush and if so, how long do you guess it might take? Also, a bird will not starve themselves, right?
Oh yes, they also get spray millet, avicakes and nutriberries as an occasional treat. Does this diet sound like a good diet to you all?