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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've always avoided coloured pellets however they are made using food dyes. I was wondering what you guys thought of them. I'm concerned my birds aren't eating enough pellets, even though they are in the cage 24/7. The brand I use has a range of small fruity flavoured pellets that are different colours. Do you think these would be okay to be feeding 24/7? I'm hoping perhaps the colours or the fruity flavour may encourage them to eat it more.

These are the ones I'm thinking about using.
https://vetafarm.com.au/product/nutriblend-pellets/

I currently use the vetafarm finch and budgies crumbles
https://vetafarm.com.au/product/finch-crumbles/

Do you think the fruit pellets will be too tough for them? They do come in the size mini and are pretty small, but they don't crumble. Also do I need to give fresh pellets every day or can they stay there until the birds eat them as long as they stay dry?


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I use the Zupreem Fruity Pellets (Canary Size) with no problem.
Those pellets are usually well accepted by most budgies.

My budgies also eat Roudybush Minis (Natural)

I keep both type pellets in my budgies' cages 24/7.


I also use Roudybush Minis (Natural) which they now like even better than the Zupreem.
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I use the Zupreem Fruity Pellets (Canary Size) with no problem.
Those pellets are usually well accepted by most budgies.

My budgies also eat Roudybush Minis (Natural)

I keep both type pellets in my budgies' cages 24/7.


I also use Roudybush Minis (Natural) which they now like even better than the Zupreem.

Okay thanks. I noticed when looking at the fruit pellets that they lack iodine, while my current pellets do have iodine. I have an iodine mineral block just in case, will this suffice? I also noticed that the fruity pellets don't have as many minerals and vitamins as my crumbles. Will they still be suitable? I'm just a bit concerned since the crumbles are designed for budgies while the fruity pellets are a general food for all birds. And do you change out the pellets daily or keep them in there till they're eaten?
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An iodine block in the cage will suffice

I always keep the pellets in there until they're eaten, but I don't serve too many at a time so that they don't get stale
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I don't fill the dish with pellets.
I only put a small amount in their dishes so if the pellets become soiled with poop I can easily change them out with little waste.
Otherwise, I just leave the pellets in the cage until they eat them.

No worries about the Fruity Pellets not having iodine added.
Having a mineral block in the cage will suffice.
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I don't fill the dish with pellets.
I only put a small amount in their dishes so if the pellets become soiled with poop I can easily change them out with little waste.
Otherwise, I just leave the pellets in the cage until they eat them.

No worries about the Fruity Pellets not having iodine added.
Having a mineral block in the cage will suffice.

What about the other vitamins and minerals. If you look at the two foods the crumbles do have more than the fruity pellets, I'm just concerned about nutrition.
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If you are giving your budgies a high quality seed mix, vegetables, and egg food in addition to pellets, they will be getting all the nutrients necessary.

I keep a dish of Fruity Pellets in the cage and a separate dish of Roudybush minis in the cage.

You can also sprinkle Harrison's mash over their seeds if you wish.

Are you giving them ACV in their water as a natural pro-biotic?

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-holi...r-vinegar.html
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If you are giving your budgies a high quality seed mix, vegetables, and egg food in addition to pellets, they will be getting all the nutrients necessary.

I keep a dish of Fruity Pellets in the cage and a separate dish of Roudybush minis in the cage.

You can also sprinkle Harrison's mash over their seeds if you wish.

Are you giving them ACV in their water as a natural pro-biotic?

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-holi...r-vinegar.html
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