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Old 05-15-2015, 04:49 PM
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Hi, guys! I've had computer problems over the past 2 weeks and have finally pulled out my new computer that I bought in the US while visiting my family last summer! Now we're all set to go!

I hope that everyone has been doing well while I've been away!

Sammy has been getting used to his new Harrison's High Potency Mash. He didn't know how to eat it for a while, so I ended up mixing about a spoonful of seed into his mash. I know he was eating it because I'd see the dust from the food on the cage bars, but I never saw him... until this afternoon! He was eating his mash like a great little bird!

Now here's a question --- how do I "clean" his mash out now that he's eating it? It's not like you can just blow out the hulls like with seeds. Your room would be a mess!

We have to take him for a follow-up at the vet to see how he's doing, but (I'm afraid to jinx! ) he seems to be doing well with his new food!

He has a lot of energy (and is very amorous with his favorite toy) and still loves to get his 1 tbsp of seed mix every evening. We're hoping that this is the key to long-term health improvement!

He's eating more mash as I type this!

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Old 05-15-2015, 04:58 PM
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Bethany,

Are you giving Sammy the mash as a moist food or does he eat it dry?

I ask because when I used to give it to Sunny and Shelby I just sprinkled some on their seed but it sounds as though the mash is Sammy's primary diet and I can't imagine how he'd eat it dry.

Anyway, I'm glad to hear Sammy is active and happy and adjusting well to his new food!
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Hi Bethany,

Delighted to hear of Sammys progress. Ive never used the mash though so I have no advice for you on it unfortunately.
Really hope his check up goes well
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I'm so excited to hear that Sammy's been better lately! Sounds like his new food will do him well, and I hope he receives a good diagnosis from the vet!
The Princess and I were very concerned about him for a while
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Are you giving Sammy the mash as a moist food or does he eat it dry?

I ask because when I used to give it to Sunny and Shelby I just sprinkled some on their seed but it sounds as though the mash is Sammy's primary diet and I can't imagine how he'd eat it dry.
Thank you, everyone! Sammy is clicking away right now and playing with his favorite toy as I'm typing.

Yes, Deb, the mash is his primary diet. I do give it to him dry because that's what the vet said to do. I mix in a bit of seed, but he just picks at the mash and eats it. It takes him a long time to eat I was worried that he wouldn't physically be able to eat it, but somehow it's working!

I also give him 1 tbsp seeds every day, but he has access to mash 24/7.

Thanks again for all the good vibes! Sammy and I appreciate it!
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It's interesting that Sammy is eating the mash dry!
I'll try increasing the amount I give Sunny and see if he's willing to do the same.
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Hi Bethany,

How is Sammy doing? I hope his new diet is still going well.

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Let's hope this is the answer to all of his problems the poor little boy, you have a wonderful vet by the sounds as well Bethany. Keep up the great work little Sammy we all want you to get better.
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