Posted 07 March 2005 - 11:14 AM
Now keep in mind this is done over a periodo of time. All BIG switches should be done over time.
Week 1: Pick a brand of pellets...I recomend Zupreem, Roudybush, Harrisons, Prettybird or Hagen's Tropican lifetime pellet or tropimix. You can also do a combination of to give them choices, and I'll address this later on.
Offer the chosen pellet in the primary food dish, free choice...that means 24/7. IN A SEPARATE DISH offer your seed mix for 20 minutes twice a day. Do this for a week...
Week Two, follow the steps to week one, only allowing 15 minutes twice a day
Continuing on...keep doing this until the bird is recieving seed 5 minutes twice a day then start only offering it once a day, do that for a week, then once every other day and if they are still clinging on to the seed, once every third day...by this time they will be eating pellet and seed will be seen as a treat. I feed seed a couple times a week, except for my breeders they are starting to get it every day.
NOW to talk about the mixing of pellets. I believe that variety is the spice of life. Always have a back up pellet in case you run out of the primary, or you go on vacation and can't find your normal pellet...the delivery is sloughed off a day or two and you have to fill in...we hate to think that this happens and we wouldn't be resposible enough to get more before we run out...but sometimes things are beyond our control. So every once in a while mix in some extra pellets and see if they'll eat them.
Posted 31 December 2005 - 12:06 PM
Posted 31 December 2005 - 12:54 PM
I've never thought of having two different pellet varieties though. I think next time I'm at the store I will pick up an extra bag of something and see how they feel about it
Posted 02 January 2006 - 09:39 PM
Posted 02 January 2006 - 09:52 PM
Max always eats the yellow ones first. The Conures both eat the green ones and the Tiels...well who knows, half their pellets end up on the floor!!!
I'm thinking Andie meant for two different types of pellets to be mixed together, but hopefully she'll come along and clarify that.
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Geraldine and Huey.
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