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Old 07-17-2019, 08:57 AM
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My budgies have been eating Harrison's Adult Lifetime Mash & Adult Lifetime Superfine.
I really can't afford to buy these expensive foods for them anymore.

Are there any foods out there that are comparable?
If I switch their food, should I begin by slowly mixing the new food with the old?
What if they won't eat the new food?

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I have found most pellets to be roughly the same price. Have you checked to see if buying a larger bag ends up cheaper? Sometimes this is the case. If you are able to find a cheaper but still good quality pellet, definitely do a slow transition. It may take a while for them to try the new food and they may not like the taste. Fresh greens should also make up 50% of your budgies diet. Sprouting seeds is a good way to build this up if they are picky with their veggies.

If you find no matter what that you are unable to buy your birds quality food, it may be time to consider rehoming.
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There are a number of pellets you can try but they will not be organic like Harrison is. If you are going to switch I would start by choosing a pellet that is about the same size, Zupreem fruity pellets, the canary size is the same size as the Harrison ones you are using, and Roudybush nibles size is small also. You will probably pay about the same as Harrison's but you will get more by weight so it will last you longer. You might try sprinkling some of the mash over the new pellets until they accept the new pellets alone.
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