Yes it's ok, try and get the canary size pellets if you can they are the smallest and easiest for them to eat. Are they eating only pellets now?
You can get the canary size from Amazon. They are so cute! I was trying to crush the bigger ones but it didn’t work as well as I wanted it to.well i cant find the canary size so i guess ill have to crush up the normal budgie ones,and their eating pellets sprinkled on seads
Just wanted to add a little to this and say I use a pill crusher for small amounts of larger pellets that come in the seed mix I buy! Works great if you have a single or pair of birds and don't need a lot of pellets crushed at once. I simply hand select out the large pellets from the daily ration, crush and sprinkle onto seed. Along with their whole Harrisons pellets always on offer, of course. Thought this tid bit might help someone else too!@Amana: I'm of the opinion any pellet is better than an all-seed diet, but, shouldn't eliminate seeds entirely and so do give them some as a treat.
If yours like them but are having trouble with the larger sized pellets, and you cannot find the small ones, and if you don't have access to a coffee grinder or food processor as suggested by Sweety's mom, try crushing them lightly with a mortar and pestle - these are universal, cheap, and available everywhere. In case you don't have that, you can also use a bowl with a spoon or rock to crush them a little
This may not be obvious to some.. if using a coffee grinder, make absolutely certain it hasn't been used for coffee, or if it has, that you clean it. Coffee grounds or liquid are no good for these birds.
Mine will only eat pellets if they have been hand-crushed
I give LoVey Dr Harvey's and the Zupreem seed w/pellet mix, along with the canary size fruit pellets. I combine the two seed blends in one container. My theory is if I find one type isn't available, it won't be a completely different one that she may reject. I pulverize her pellets in the coffee grinder (bought just for that purpose). Interestingly, she's goes crazy for the powdered ones... The second she hears the jar open she dives in, and I get a sound reprimand when I close the jar lol.You can order a trial size direct from Dr. Harvey's if you want to try it
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