what type of pellet should i buy

by marie sayce
(jay,me)

baby b - dusky conure

baby b - dusky conure

i have a 5 yr old dusky conure ,eating the organic seed but want to give pellets also , which one do i get and should it be pellets or crumble he weighs 114.8 grams
thankyou

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Aug 10, 2012
Food for conure
by: Anonymous

Well some brands claim they are better becuase they have less sugar thats not always true... I use Zupreem for my young conure who is months old at this point; My conure loves it and its not the best food but its similer to harrisons in a way( many bird stores feed their parrots/conures zupreem.)Although Harrison says there is no sugar but thats not true. In fact,tThe first ingredent happens to be corn which is very high in sugar. So if I were you I suggest Zupreem, its found in most pet stores and hs many different types.
Seriously my Green cheek conure loves it!!!:)

Editor's Note: Avian Vets say "ZuPreem has lots of sugar which can cause yeast infections and can lead to digestive problems. Also all of the artificial ingredients can cause problems too."

Aug 10, 2012
Best pellets for birds
by: Tracie

Harrison's or Roudybush pellets are the best you can feed your bird. Avoid ZuPreem and other cheap pellets, especially colored pellets. The cheap pellets have too much sugar and chemicals and can cause health problems. Sure the birds love them, I love food that is bad for me too! ;-)

Here is what our avian vet, who has seen birds that eat both the ZuPreem and other cheap pellets and those that eat Harrison's and other quality pellets for over 30 years, has to say:

"ZuPreem has lots of sugar which can cause yeast infections and can lead to digestive problems. Also all of the artificial ingredients can cause problems too."

Harrison's Pellets: Harrison's

Roudybush Pellets: Roudybush

Please read our Switching Birds To Pellets article at Switching Birds To Pellets article for help in switching your bird to pellets. It may be quick, or it may take a long time. You have to treat your bird like a 2 year old kid, you just offer what is good for it until it eats it. :-)

I am NOT saying starve your bird! We only offer pellets in the morning when they are very hungry. We make sure there is NO food in the dishes when we go to bed at night, so they can't snack before we get up in the morning.

We only offer Harrison's pellets until late evening here, but that is because our birds recognize them as food. You will need to offer the regular food around lunch time until you see your birds eat the pellets. Once they eat a pellet, they know it is food. They may hold out and act like they won't eat it, but they will.

Our birds sometimes hold out until like 8pm! LOL We move the pellets with our finger and tell them they had better eat up and walk away. They will eventually eat most of the pellets and then we add their seed and treats. Birds are smart, you have to outsmart them. ;-)

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