Conflicting info about pellet/seed diets..what to do?
I took my budgie Skye to the avian vet yesterday since she's been sick the past few days. The vet said she has an enlarged liver, probably due to a mostly seed diet, and she talked about getting her on pellets, starting with the mash. But from what I've read, seeds aren't terrible, just not something you want to only give your bird. She said seeds shouldn't be included in the diet at all, just 70-80% pellets and the remaining be veggies and fruits, and that after a bird's on a pellet diet, further vitamins and supplements aren't needed. I'm not sure what I should do, as others have said pellets can have too much protein and aren't too good to have alone.
Right now, they gave me a sample of the Harrison's high potency mash to mix with the seed. For now, Skye still doesn't have much of an appetite. I sprinkled a lot of the mash onto a millet spray but I'm hoping she goes to her food dish, and she's not. I took out the spray for now, but I'll put it back if she really doesn't seem interested in the food dish.
I just thought stuff like sprouted seeds were pretty healthy, but those weren't mentioned at all. There's so much conflicting information on this!
EDIT: She started eating out of her dish! There's a lot of the mash sprinkled in it. Still conflicted over this stuff though!