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Diet and Nutrition Discuss issues related to diet and learn about encouraging your budgie to a variety of healthy foods

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I feed my budgies on seeds and I am wanting to change them to a more healthier diet and some websites suggest having a mix of pellets and seeds. If I was to do this I'm thinking of mixing Harrison's Adult Lifetime Coarse and Trill Nutrivit. Do you think this is a healthy diet? This would also be accompanied with vegetables/fruit and cuttlebone. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I don't think you can do any better than what your talking about about. A pellet based diet ensure all the proper nutrition, along with seed's, fresh veggies and fruit, you have all the making's of a great diet. Egg food is helpful for molting times...sprouted seed is more nutritous than non sprouted, and treat's like birdie bread are great too...
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Thanks for the help and useful diet tips
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That sounds like a great idea. My vet suggested to use the following schedule to switch to Harrison's Lifetime:

The cycle repeats every 4 days.
Days 1-3: Give only pellets and offer seeds for 45 minutes in the morning and evening. Weigh your budgie every day at the same time, and if he's not eating his pellets then...
Day 4: Give him seeds for 24 hours.

We're going to try to switch once Sammy is healthy (he's currently being treated for heavy metals poisoning), but in the meantime, I make him some egg food with ground-up pellets or mix them in with his seeds. He'll take them from my fingers as a treat and play with them, too.
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Hi... I wonder if the coarse pellets will be too big for a budgie? I use the super fine and if I use Roudybush, I get the nibbles or the crumbles (not that my birds appreciate this gesture one bit ). I'm having quite a time with getting them to accept pellets.. and this is common with budgies, but patience and creativity help with the process.
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Thanks for your help PrincipePio Sorry about Sammy hope he gets better soon.
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