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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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Today when I visited my baby tiel the owner gave us a small bag of the roudybush pellets to try. Rickey tried them right away and they love love them. But here is the problem they can't seem to break them up themselves. I have to make the tiny pellets into bird seed sized pieces or they pick them up and throw them on the ground. Rickey even got frustrated and starting pecking at my finger like I was hiding the smaller piece
Am I supposed to run them through the food processor to break them up? Sorry if this is a repeat post

I am however very proud of them for trying them as soon as offered it. When I was feeding it to them broken they seemed very excited

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Old 02-09-2015, 09:19 PM
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If the pellets are too big and are frustrating the budgie, by all means run them through a food processor to make them smaller so your birds can manage them more easily.

The breeder probably gave you the pellets sized for a tiel which are bigger than the ones you would purchase for budgies.
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That is awesome that they jumped right on them like that. Roudybush makes all different size pellet's and you can get great prices when you buy larger bag's online from various suppliers. I get mine from Drs. Foster and Smith....
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If the pellets are too big and are frustrating the budgie, by all means run them through a food processor to make them smaller so your birds can manage them more easily.

The breeder probably gave you the pellets sized for a tiel which are bigger than the ones you would purchase for budgies.
The ones I got are just a little bit bigger around than the biggest seed in their mix. I will probably crush them a bit I'm just happy they want them.
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Wow.. I can't believe Ricky liked them from the first bite..
That is awesome. Mine ONLY like pellets when I disguise them in their veggies, or add crushed up nutriberries, etc.
They seem to prefer the Roudybush brand, and I buy either the crumbles or the nibbles.
This is awesome.. Don't you have Lucy, too? what does she think?
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Wow.. I can't believe Ricky liked them from the first bite..
That is awesome. Mine ONLY like pellets when I disguise them in their veggies, or add crushed up nutriberries, etc.
They seem to prefer the Roudybush brand, and I buy either the crumbles or the nibbles.
This is awesome.. Don't you have Lucy, too? what does she think?
Oh yes, My Lucy somehow I forgot to mention her. She loved it too after I crunched it up. Honestly I read these posts of birdies won't try this or that, I don't know how I ended up so lucky to have guys that would try poop lol. They will try anything I give them, lol they will even try something they hated yesterday again today. They at silly though they act as though the good stuff is a treat. Feeling blessed about this
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You are one lucky owner! I used to put Sammy's pellets in a ziploc bag and beat them with a rolling pin to break them up without a food processor. It worked pretty well

My own Sammy is transitioning to Harrison's pellets, and he just spent 10 minutes eating! Yay!
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You are one lucky owner! I used to put Sammy's pellets in a ziploc bag and beat them with a rolling pin to break them up without a food processor. It worked pretty well

My own Sammy is transitioning to Harrison's pellets, and he just spent 10 minutes eating! Yay!
Good idea I did run them in the processor and the ones that did break up became dust. Lucy took a bite but wasn't as excited as when I crushed them up last night.
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