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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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Old 11-18-2016, 01:19 PM
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I ordered more food yesterday, as I'd pretty much run out. I ordered (what I thought was) their current living world and some Tidymix I plan to move them onto.
It arrived and I opened up the Living world and poured it in with what little mixture I had left, only to find it looks completely different! After going through fury at them changing the recipe and not saying, mum mildly asked whether I was sure I'd bought the right one. I was but decided to double check. Guess what, I had ordered the cockatiel one. Stupid stupid me! Now, I have none of their usual food at all, and all local shops are closed so I couldn't even go and get a basic seed mix to give them for a few days!
I need you're help. There is no way to get more bird food before tomorrow morning's feed... Do I try to give them the cockatiel mix but take out the bigger seeds, and risk missing one, or do I just give them the completely new one???

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Old 11-18-2016, 01:33 PM
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It's perfectly fine for you to give the cockatiel seed mix till you get a new bag tomorrow. Most of the seeds are basically the same you can find on a budgie's seed mix with the exception of the sunflower seeds, buckwheat or some other type of hard shelled seed. When placing the food in the container, you can select and discard these "foreign" seeds.
It would be good to have the budgie seed mix in hand just in case your budgies notice a difference and get picky during meal time.
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How will I know which seeds are which to pick out?
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It shouldn't be hard to tell if you are familiar with the seeds on a standard budgie seed mix and if you had budgies as pets for a good while you should know perfectly well the different seeds and what they look like.
The differences between the two seed mixes (budgie and cockatiel mixes) should be blatant to make the selection.
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Ok! So definitely not just move them onto the new mix?
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From your first post I have interpreted that you ran out of the normal seed mix for your budgies and currently have a new bag of seed mix for cockatiels.
Tomorrow you will be able to get budgie seed mix.
For today's meal times, you can place the cockatiel seed mix for your budgies to eat as this is not detrimental, they can however find some of the seeds strange and unfamiliar if you don't pick them out and due to this they may not be so receptive into eating well.
Depending on how they react to this mix for cockatiels and in order not to spoil a bag that cost you money and you can't return because it's already been opened, if your budgies have no problem in eating this mix, you can continue to offer it and even mix it with the standard budgie seed mix when you get it.
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