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Old 03-27-2015, 02:58 PM
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I feed my Budgies Dr. Harvey's Parakeet seed. I also mix in Tops Organic Seed (the one with the parrotlet and parakeet on the front).

Every day they eat broccoli, carrots, micro greens, lentil sprouts, wheat grass (all of this is organic and pesticide free from the farmers' market, but of course I still wash it before any of us consume it), bell pepper, kale...they eat so much of the fresh stuff, the seed is definitely less than 50%. Occasionally they get some millet, and healthy stuff I make for dinner like a tiny bit of rice or cooked beans or scrambled or boiled egg.

I read about Goldenfeast Australian Blend and was wondering if any of you feed that. I'm happy with the Dr. Harvey's and they eat it just fine. But for variety or if you have a reason you really love the Goldenfeast, can you share your opinion, please?

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I haven't heard of the Goldenfeast Australian Brand of seed.
It will be interesting to see if anyone on the forum is using it and what they think of it.
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I think all of those sound like good, healthy options: not just straight seed, and high-quality ingredients.

My birds L-O-V-E Goldenfeast Australian Blend. I tried to switch them off of it, because I hate paying shipping for things and Amazon doesn't offer it (and the local pet-food store that used to carry it stopped, woes!), and they suddenly became seed-throwing little monsters. (I know some of you are very sensitive to terms like that, so please know I use it purely affectionately.) Pretty much demanded their Goldenfeast back.

I love the way it smells, and when I've done the "sprouting" freshness test on the seed portion I've always had easy success. I'm very happy with it, but I don't know that it's any better than what you're already offering.
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My Parakeets love Deer plot foliage seeds.
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I use what ever the pet store has. I also have a can of oat groats I add in case the new food is unfamiliar. I try to look for seeds that are fortified and have been nutrient enriched
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My birds prefer Dr. Harvey's.. of course, as it is the most costly of all that I've tried. . Russell.. are you able to buy it locally? I buy through Amazon, and it's $15 for a 2lb bag. I mix with the Dr. Foster's and Smith brand, which they like, or with Volkman's. I can buy Volkman's locally for cheaper than Amazon. I think it's a quality seed for a decent price.
I've seen the Goldenfeast on Amazon, but it's crazy expensive with the shipping, that is.. if you can find it at all. I haven't tried it.
I mix in a canary mix from time to time and have oat groats, red millet, flax, canary seed and nyjer seed on hand too.
Probably tmi, right?
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Windy City Parrot click here:Experts in pet bird & parrot care offering the best selection of food, supplements, treats, cages & toys in Chicago carries Dr. Harveys, Volkman and Goldenfeast as well as others. They have a ship for free if you spend $49 and a ship for $5.99 if under that. Not sure if that would apply to very large bags of seed you would need to call and verify. They have all kinds of good stuff so it is easy to spend the $49. I live about 30 minutes from them, although most of their business is online they have a small storefront that is open M-F, I have been there many times.
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My birds prefer Dr. Harvey's.. of course, as it is the most costly of all that I've tried. . Russell.. are you able to buy it locally? I buy through Amazon, and it's $15 for a 2lb bag. I mix with the Dr. Foster's and Smith brand, which they like, or with Volkman's. I can buy Volkman's locally for cheaper than Amazon. I think it's a quality seed for a decent price.
I've seen the Goldenfeast on Amazon, but it's crazy expensive with the shipping, that is.. if you can find it at all. I haven't tried it.
I mix in a canary mix from time to time and have oat groats, red millet, flax, canary seed and nyjer seed on hand too.
Probably tmi, right?
I cannot find Dr. Harvey's locally. I have to buy it from Amazon too. When I had just one budgies, I thought it expensive, but he eats so much other food that it was totally doable. Two budgies, same. Three, I go through it faster so I had buy a four pound bag. Now that I'm adding Toby, it will be the four pound bag from now on. I am very fortunate that my budgies like vegetables, greens, beans and wheat grass a LOT. I feed my Parrotlets the Dr. Harvey's Cocktatiel seed and they eat all the human stuff the Budgies do. I can get Volkman's here too. It's still kind of expensive because the taxes and fuel costs and whatnot here are insane.
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