Hello all and merry early Christmas!
I'm going to apologize in advanced for the wordy post but I figured you wonderful people could lend me a hand as I'm not sure what my best option for seed would be
I've recently come to a stand still with the pellets
I'm going to give the canary size a shot next. They (or at least Popsicle) have gone from eating both pellets and seed to only eating the seed again, I'm assuming it has to do with winter but who knows with picky budgies
I don't really want to do a 100% pellet diet (fruit and veg aside) and would like to keep my girls on at least 60% pellet to 40% seed, if not more pellet, (my vet recommended 50/50 but I'd like the seed to be a bit lower). So now I'm thinking a higher quality seed is needed. They're currently eating Hagen, which is a good quality seed when pellets are also being eaten, but I'm hoping to get something with a bit more too it. I've also been making my own "Nutri-Berries" so they're still getting pellet that way as well.
One of my favourite pet stores, Pisces, sells Sunseed Vita Parakeet Formula, Vitakraft Sunseed Inc.
, which I've heard is a good one. Pisces does have several other high quality ones but all of them contain some form of nut
I've also read the sticky about quality seed mix but unfortunately a $25 bag of Volkman is $35 to ship, curse you Canadian shipping rates
My girls also have no idea what to do with sprouts, that being said I have a different sprout mix I'm going to give a shot but it's not meant to be used as a diet staple like pellet would so I'd still like a good seed I can give them along side the pellet and possible sprouts.
So, would it be best to stick with the Hagen and pellets or give the Sunseed and pellets a shot? Maybe integrate a bit of both seed mixes?
Thanks! Have a wonderful evening