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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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What is the least expensive brand of fairly good quality pellets available for order in the US?
They don't have to be the best brand on the market - just better than the seed mixes most budgie are fed.

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What do you mean by cheap? What is the maximum price you want to spend on the pellets?
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What do you mean by cheap? What is the maximum price you want to spend on the pellets?
I've noticed that most pellet diets are far more expensive than seeds. Anything similar in price to basic seed mixes would be nice.

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https://www.amazon.com/ZuPreem-Natur...+for+parakeets
It's $15 for 2.25 pounds. I'd consider it a pretty reasonable price.*

Edit: *for pellets
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As with most things in life, you really 'get what you pay for' keep in mind, and you want to buy healthy food for your budgies . I think probably Zupreem is about the least expensive "decent" pellet on the market. They also have Zupreem Naturals without artificial color, and added dry veggies and stuff in several different flavors.

It's also inexpensive to supplement with a variety of healthy fresh veggies. Most households use at least some sort of vegetables for the humans. You only need a small bit for to take for the birds. It's easy.
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krashandblue sorry for interrupting your thread, but I have question on pellets also.

I have read a lot and looked at tons of pictures, but I cannot understand, what pellet actually is. By the photos I have seen we do not have that type of food in our shop (We have only one in whole country). We have available trade marks, Minion,Nutripet, Orlux, Padovan, Versele-Laga, and Vitapol. Is any of you familiar with any of them, and if is, do they have pellets (please post a photo, or link of package)?

I would be very grateful because I am spending half an hour each time I go to the pet shop and I cannot understand if any of given is pellet.
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I have never heard of any of those. Have you tried looking and ordering online?
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I have never heard of any of those. Have you tried looking and ordering online?
Thank you HappiBudgie for reply. No, I have not. We are pretty complicated in personal import (not to mention costs). I even think that we are not allowed to import any kind of food (as person). I think if only I figure out what pellet is, maybe I can ask that for shop to import it.
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Basically, a pellet is a man-made formulated food. Though different kinds look different, you can say that pellets look kind of like a small dog or cat food. Or like some human dry cereals?

I understand that you aren't able to get the brands that are available in the US. Can you shop online? Maybe you can get something from a bird product website that ships from a nearby country in Europe?

EDIT: I just saw your reply to HappiBudgie above. If there is some way to order, maybe through a pet shop like you said... that would be ideal.

Google "pellets for birds" or "bird food pellets" and you will see examples. Keep in mind, they call poop from birds of prey "pellets" too, so you might see pics of digested rodents too lol .
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I looked at all the brands you mentioned; all of them are seeds, not pellets. The padovan one looks like a good brand for budgies though.
Here is the pellet mix I feed my budgies: https://www.amazon.com/Roudybush-Dai...ybush+crumbles
Here is a link on what exactly are pellets: Extruded Pellets What Are They and Are They Good for Your Bird
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