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#1 Carrie~Anne

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 01:44 PM

Following is a list of companies that offer free samples (or will reimburse you if you are not happy with your product). I have contacted each company and have their permission to post their names, along with their phone numbers (list was last updated in 2008). If you have any new information, please let me know and I will update this post.


Hagen (Tropican pellets/Gourmet mix) **Fantastic samples
-- USA - 1-800-225-2700 or 1-888-294-2436
--Canada - 1-800-554-2436

Harrisons (pellets)
-- 1-800-346-0269

Lafeber (pellets/Nutriberries/AviCakes) **Fantastic samples
-- 1-800-842-6445

Pretty Bird International Inc. (pellets)
-- 1-800-356-5020

Roudybush Feed (pellets) **only sends to Canada if you pay shipping fee (aprox. $6.00)
-- 1-800-326-1726

Ziegler Brothers Inc. (pellets)
-- 1-800-841-6800

Kaytee (pellets) **No samples, but will send coupons
-- 1-800-529-8331

ZuPreem (pellets) **doesn't offer free samples but will reimburse you for product
-- 1-800-345-4767

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 06:13 PM

Great info Carie-Anne. Posted Image

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 10:13 PM

Any available in Australia?

#4 Carrie~Anne

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:08 PM

Hi JD...

I'm not sure what companies offer samples in Australia. You could always go to where you currently purchase your food and see what products they sell and if there are contact numbers for the companies. Also, all of the companies listed above have email addresses on their websites (just do a web search on the company name and that should give you the website). You could send them an email and inquire as to whether they provide samples to places other then North America.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:38 PM

Posted ImageGreat info thanks!

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 09:18 PM

Thank you for the info. I bought pellets from Harrison hoping to convert my parrot but she won't touch the pellets and I used all their tips for conversion. A waste of money buying a pound of food that I throw away. Wish I would have had the info and asked for samples first.:(

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 03:58 PM

Sometime back (two yrs ago) I sent for free samples and was amazed by what Hagen and Lafeber sent. Roudybush also sent me samples as did Harrisons(small sample)

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 05:52 AM

Glad to get this! Gonna call today. Thanks and was wondering what the difference between the brands of pellets is? Is it what most birds prefer or people....such as the ZuPreem I keep hearing about. What is the preferred of most on here? Thanks

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 05:58 AM

My fids ate everything that was sent, Zupreem doesn't give out samples, but that is the one that is readily available around here, so that's what mine get on a regular basis. The rest are very good, as well.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:18 AM

Like Jo said, Zupreem is wonderful food, that's what Casey's on too and it's pretty easy to find.. they don't give samples but will fully refund your money if your bird doesn't like it. Get the cockatiel sized pellets as they're a better size for most Quakers :)

There's not a lot of difference between the pellets, personally I'd choose Zupreem or maybe Hagen's but sometimes birds are picky and will only eat a certain brand, lol, so you just kind of have to sample and see! :D

Lafabers offers the BEST samples though, they send enough to feed an entire flock haha.. Casey didn't end up liking anything they sent lol but the birds at work sure appreciated it!

Edited by Casey's Mom, 24 January 2011 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:25 PM

Though Cockatiel size is what most feed their quakers. Mine perfers the same size my cockatoo and congo grey perfers. Sometimes they perfer different sizes. I feed zupreem because it is most available (however I have to drive 140 miles to get it) My vet actually recommended Roudybush but since its so expensive and so much of it was being thrown and waisted I remained with zupreem. Fruit flavored seems to be the favorite of most birds maybe its the good smell (yeah I like the smell) or the taste. I found it was easiest to get my seed junk U2 to switch to the fruit zupreem. But like the others try the samples sent and figure out what your bird likes the best and stick with it

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:29 PM

Though Cockatiel size is what most feed their quakers. Mine perfers the same size my cockatoo and congo grey perfers. Sometimes they perfer different sizes.

Very true, there's a few on here that like the Grey size I believe.. we buy a small bag of the bigger size to add some excitement to Casey's food, lol, she plays with them and eats a few bites of each one, but the majority are fed to the dogs :lol: She also gets some of the canary size since that's what our Budgie likes, she'll eat them too.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:59 PM

Thanks. Like I indicated on another post....I have tried all sizes to parakeet to biggins! lol Even tried to make "dust" which cannot be done. Put in zippie and banged them....again, thinking that she (Kiwi) would benefit from something !!! Will keep trying. Always ALWAYS offer it...every day. Will try zupreem...I have seen it. Pretty soon I will be out of the generic one my supply place sells. :)

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:35 PM

I called two of these places today and they were more than happy to send samples! I'm so excited to get them......couple days!!!!:rolleyes:
Thanks again Carrie Anne!

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:35 PM

Thank-you so much. I will call them tomorrow. Pico thank's you too.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:25 AM

I do not know if you know this, but I called Lafeber (pellets/Nutriberries/AviCakes) and they are now charging a small fee of 4.99 for their sample kit.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:25 PM

Oh wow thanks i may just call these companys myself and see what they will send me then.:D

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:10 PM

ty for the info , I already recieved free samples from most of theese except Hagen and I will call them tomorrow :)

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 05:16 AM

I loved these samples! But sweet picky Kiwi did not. But got her on Roudy Bush...so we are good to go!:) ;)

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:35 AM

hey just wanted to let everyone know that Pretty Bird has discountinued their samples program Posted Image
I emailed pretty much everyone on the list and they emailed me back saying they discountinued their samples program... oh well!