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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 06-26-2017, 11:53 AM
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Hi everyone. Hoping to get some advise. My budgie ( i have only 1 for now) has been on pellets for about 2 month and now suddenly stopped eating it and keeps looking for seeds.
I got her from pet shop, seed only diet and started converting after adjusting period . It wasn't easy but after going thru different pellets she took on Zupreem Naturals and then slowly I switched her to Roudybush as I i think it is a higher quality product . The only way she would eat pellets are when I moisten them . I tried slowly making them less and less wet, but she still not keen on dry pellets. She would get then veggies around lunch time ( she still not really eating them, but i keep offering) and then I would give sprouted seeds for dinner which is always a hit. It worked for us ,and not sure what went wrong. But i can see she doesn't like pellets.
There is a lot of controversy on seeds vs pellets and a few people on other groups suggested not to torture a bird and just give high quality seeds.
I want her healthy and have a variety , not solely seeds neither only pellets.

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Old 06-26-2017, 12:20 PM
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I too have a single budgie who was a seed-a-holic and after several weeks of making adjustment in seed/pellet mix he started to go for Roudybush..nibbles size. The size is so close to millet and he easily adjusted. He's been on this for over two years along with veggies (mostly dark romaine). He's going on three and has never been sick, has a great vocab, and is always ready of flight time.
Wet pellets might work for youngsters but dry is more natural for adults but I still say that the size (nibbles) worked great for me. The ingredients keep him in top shape. I offer him a seed mix twice a week for variety but the staple is RoudyB.
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The position of this forum is that the best practice is to offer pellets in addition to a high quality seed mix and vegetables.

She may simply be going through a phase. If she likes the pellets wet, then that's the way I'd serve them to her -- More like a "mash".
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I completely agree with Deborah and Phil. It sound's that by now your little bird know's that the pellet's are food and just prefer's to not eat them if you offer something she would rather have. My bird's alway's had roudybush pellets as their main staple. Main food dish with just the bottom covered with pellet's to start the day. Veggies, sprout's, occasional fruit offered at mid to late afternoon, followed by about a teaspoon of a good quality seed for each bird offered in the evening. If she want's her seed, make her wait all day for it. i believe you will find in short order, that the pellet's will be gone or close to being gone by the time you give the evening seed...
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