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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 09-15-2017, 07:55 AM
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Hi,
Those of you here in the U.K. What seed mix and or pellets are you using available over here.
I've currently got Haiths Bravo and Haiths tonic seed mix. Previously used Harrison's super fine with limited results.
Be grateful for any recommendations as to the best available over here.

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I know that Therm uses Haiths seed and that it is supposed to be an excellent brand.
I'll flag your post for her to respond to with regard to the pellet question.
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Thanks very much Deborah that's kind of you.
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Simon,
Haith's is absolutely wonderful seed and I highly recommend it.
As for pellets, I tend to get Harrison's from Pets at Home. I still grind mine up and add as a powder to the seed mix as I've had little luck in converting to pellets.
I think I tried ZuPreem fruity mix once a while back, but not much better that time either.
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If Roudybush pellets are available in your area, then either the minis or crumbles are what I would recommend.
All of my budgies love them!
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Many thanks for the info. Glad I'm already getting a really good one then. I'll get some Harrisons super fine then too.

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If Roudybush pellets are available in your area, then either the minis or crumbles are what I would recommend.
All of my budgies love them!
Looks like nearest is Germany but the site is still partly under construction.

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Hi Simon
I use the same as Therm and initially ground them into a powder.
The zupreem fruity pellets were the first that my birds would try but they eat the Harrison's superfine whole now.
If I didn't limit the seed though, I'm sure they wouldn't eat them, so be sure not to be overly generous with seed and it also helps to split seed allowance into two meals.

I did once attempt to order Roudybush via Amazon. The delivery estimate was 6 weeks but unfortunately due to a 'damaged shipping container', it didn't arrive and I ended up cancelling my order. So if you decide to import pellets, just be sure to note estimated delivery times.

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Thanks everyone! It sounds like my best bet is Harrisons super fine then and start by grinding it up with the seed. I really hope she will take to fresh veggies no luck with that so far but today is only day six so I guess early days. My big worry at the moment is I'm pretty sure she has had no water for several days I've put two water dishes in one stainless steel the other white plastic be she doesn't go near either of them!
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Don't worry about water too much. Budgies only drink a very small amount and she'll likely be sneaking and getting one on the few occasions you leave the room.
With veggies, I would try something leafy to begin with like romaine lettuce, as this is usually easier for budgies to adapt too.
And the thing is to keep trying occasionally. They'll be occasions when they don't touch something you give them and just one day you'll see them try it.
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Thanks very much for the reply. Yes I did get her some romaine I will keep trying with that for sure. She is eating her Bravo well now just have to get her some pellets to try. I've been pouring water in her dishes so she can see and even held one in front of her but complete disinterest but hopefully that's made sure she at least knows it's there.

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