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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 06-14-2019, 05:18 PM
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I need to order pellets, what would be better to try, harrisons or lafeber?
I have some of the fruity zupreem and they won't even look at it. I'd like to try a natural pellet instead.

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When I introduced pellets to my budgie, my Avian Vet recommended using Harrison's High Potency Mash and sprinkling it on the budgie's seed mix every day.
This way, when the budgie hulls the seed it tastes the pellet mash and ingests bits of it as well.
This helps the budgie identify the taste as a food source.
It worked for my all of budgies and lovebirds!

They all now eat Roudybush minis although I still sprinkle Harrison's mash on their seed from time to time.
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I ended up getting the lafebers for now since I had to place a order with chewy.

I do plan on getting some harrisons in the future though, I just wish the pepper variety came in small. I should email them about it.

I've had really bad luck with roudybush, I couldn't even get the chickens or crows to eat the stuff.
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If you look at the ingredients Roudybush, Zupreem and Lafeber all
start out with 3 major ones, corn, soy and wheat and then vary a bit after that. Harrison pellets are different and organic, take a look on their website for a list of ingredients, https://store.harrisonsbirdfoods.com...oductinfo/HSF/. Birds do not have the same tasting ability as we do so who knows what the pellets taste like to them, sometimes it might be a matter of shape as well. Budgies have ridges inside their beaks to assist hulling seeds and with pellets there is nothing to hull.
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Harrisons looks so much better to me but its so expensive. I emailed them asking if they had samples of the high potency and pepper lifetime, they are sending me samples of both!

I'll have to crush the pepper ones but thats ok, I like that I'll have a variety.
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I second what Cody wrote above. I’ve used Harrison’s for birds large and small for decades. I’ve seen more vibrant coloration, and perfect bloodwork while on Harrison’s. It is different from other pellets, and from my experience, nutritionally superior. I’ve never had a bird not like it. They do have a budgie size; it’s called super fine, and each pellet is about the size of a typical seed in a budgie mix.
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Harrison's products are the healthiest in my opinion. They are organic without fillers. However, they are also very expensive. My birdies love the Mash and Superfine.
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