me having a eclectus parrot 😐😐
Pellets are nothing but soy, wheat and corn with a bunch of cheap synthetic vitamins added. No thanks. There is a reason they don't want to eat them.
Hello I am new and my amazon parrot is about 4 months old now, I put apples and grapes in the bowl but my parrot not eating at all , can you help me please
Hello, just watched video and I read a lot of comments saying that pellets are bad for birds. I have my birds in an all seed diet but I never knew it was bad which is why I’m trying to mix pellets in the diet. I am not sure if I should though because everyone is saying it’s bad. I do occasionally give them fruits and veggies as well.
Can someone please explain in details why pellets are more recommended to give a bird than seed diets that are sold in pet stores since I've been trying to explain my mother for the past 3 months that I want to change our seed diet and for him eat pellets and maybe even get our bird to eat veggies and fruits
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Is the humidity thing safe for birds
So would you recommend a mainly chop and seed diet ?? And just avoid pellets all together?
Yes! When I first got my bird, he just ate seeds. Now I do buy TOP’s pellets but I don’t feed them to him very often, he mainly eats vegetables, sprouts and some grains. I do sometimes feed him his low-fat, organic seed mix (mainly with foraging) too.
When I got my two Lovebirds they were on an all-seed diet. After about a year I realized that this had to change. Now after a few months, they eat only pellets (Zupreem vegetable flavor not dyed to be specific). I thought these were really good until watching this video. This was a big step and I haven't started getting them to eat vegetables yet. I now give them seeds every couple of days and they get millet and sunflower seeds when I train them. My question is if an all pellet diet is better than an all-seed diet? The male bird has always struggled with feather plucking because of his skin. Does a seed diet also cause itchy skin? I know that feeding fresh food is better but getting them to like vegetables/fruit is going to take a while. Until then, I would like to feed them a diet that doesn't make their skin as irritated until I can get them to eat vegetables.
Do revive about live bird food... Like meal worms and all
Fantastic video thank you.
Vet made me switch my cockatiel from seeds to pellets because he was overweight.
My cockatiels like the Zupreem fruitblend. Birds are stubborn and don't eat everything you offer.
Which is better
Pellet zupreem or roudybush , with veggies sprouts and homemade seed mix
Or veggies sprouts and homemade seed mix ...no pellets
Hey I have a question
In my country tops and Harrison's are really expensive like 130$ and more I can't afford that amount and just 1kg pellets and in cheap we have zupreem and roudybush
So what should I do
Thank you! Such good information!
zupreem naturals react to it please
Pellets are the worst diet for birds. My bird was on a pellet based diet and he was on the verge of dying. He was on roudybush and zupreem, and at some point harrison. He also ate veggies and fruits and sprouts. But almost 50 to 60 percent pellets.
But there was a big problem. Even though he spent almost all the day with us and was very busy playing all the time, he started plucking at the age of almost 4 months old. For months, I took him to vets and they could not understand what was wrong with him and they all said based on his age and condition he should not be plucking! Spending close to 2 grands on vets did not work and none could help.
So one day, I finally got mad. I put all the pellets in the garbage bin and I said to my partner, if he is dying, I want him to die happy. So I transfered him to a seed based diet with a variety of seeds (gave him small amounts so he ate all different types of seeds) and with lots of fruits and vegetables. The transformation was almost instant. Within a day I could see how much happier he was. Within a week his plucking got almost 60, 70 percent better. Right now, after 2.5 weeks, he has almost fully stopped plucking. One super interesting thing is that he resumed his molting again. He started molting in May, but his molt never completed and he stopped molting within a couple of months and he did not lose even one Feather through molting until January. But within almost a week after I changed his diet, he lost 2 of his biggesr feathers. At first I thought it was just rando. Then 4 days ago after almost 10 days, he lost 2 more big feathers as well, and yesterday 4 more and 2 are wing feathers and 2 tail feathers. I know the difference between molting and plucking, and I know he is not plucking them. He has resumed molting again. The most natural process of his body has started again only after I removed pellets.
And to me that's a telling that his natural body process is coming back to a mormal. And the only change was replacing pellets with seeds. I will never ever give my bird even one more pellet in his lifetime. Even the best ones are only junk food. I love watching him preening and taking care of his beautiful feathers and not plucking at them anymore.
If your birds are plucking and you can't find the reason, remove the pellets. They might work fine for some birds, but they are not good for all of them.
for some people curious about birdtricks and tops is that tops is available in Canada as birdtricks is not. She recommends tops if you are not able to get her brand. both are natural ingredients.
You only reviewed the fruit blend tho Zupreem has organic too Whats ur opinion on those
My cockatiels love the zupreem fruit mix and are chowing down them lol
what's the origin country of the Zupreem?
Can Zupreem please make a video on how to convert my budgies into eating their pellets?
Can I give the zupreem fruit pellets to my Eclectus Parrot?
This food is best for alexander parrot
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=2783 ZuPreem looks pretty bad compared to.... anything else. Guys, just feed your birds a quality seed mix and don't forget about giving them fresh vegetables and fruit every day, a mineral block, cuttlebone, sprout your seeds and remember people don't do research before they buy when someone tells them "this is an easy out, just give him this, nothing else is really that important". I've compared multiple brands of pellets with multiple brands of seeds, seeds are BETTER. They are lower in protein, higher in fiber and about the same concerning fat content. Low protein and high fiber diets are crucial for parrots. Pellets also have cheap fillers and the "good parts" are usually not that good since we know what kind of meat goes into dog/cat pellets - waste, humans wouldn't eat/buy. Apart from nutrition lets look at mental health - pellets probably contain additives that make the parrots into addicts, parrots get mental stimulation from hulling seeds and rummaging around their bowl, choosing what to eat first, trimming their beak on the mineral block etc. The table above compares different pellets, if I ever converted to pellets I'd certainly choose the ones that actually offer at least a bit of what's promised in ALL pellet comercials.
I have never once purchased a bag of Zupreem pellets that did not smell rancid. The colored, fruit flavored ones smell of artificial fruit so one would not be able to smell it they were rancid. The uncolored ones that I purchased, however, smelled of rancid vegetable oil and so I returned them each time. This happened 5 times over the last 5 years so I stopped buying this brand. I live in a major city and purchased these bags from a major, reputable store and the expiration dates should have been fine. I would recommend Harrisons as first choice brand and Roudybush as a second choice brand. I think 60% pellets is probably too high a percentage of the diet for any parrot species especially desert species like budgies who have evolved to eat primarily grass seeds. Fresh seeds of varying types along with daily variety of greens is better for a budgie than 60% pellets. 20% pellets is probably very beneficial for a budgie. But, rancid pellets at any percentage is cruel and very, very detrimental to the birds health.
We love ZuPreem ♥ my tiels adore the fruit blend bag LOL
Can anyone please tell me which pellet is the best for Indian ringneck parrots?
my cockatiel won't eat the zupreem fruit blend, he gets diarrhea every tim he eats it.
My green cheek conure won't eat the cockatiel fruit blend because maybe it is too big? Should I get the budgie pellets then? Also, is there an EFFECTIVE way to get her to convert?
1:30 or you can just blent them...
Mine love it when I soak the Pellets, one literally ignored all the seeds and only chose the soft pellets. Plus it was only 2 days since they were introduced to them 😳
Just 2 more for 1k
Some people say that they are bad
Guys another tip, u don’t need to mash if u want quicker result just skip the mashing step :D
Thank you sooooo much my macaw loves it
These pellets aren’t healthy for birds I recommend natural pellets and a tip if you don’t want to smash is putting them in a blender I put my birds pellets in a blender and it’s way easier
Thank you 🙏 ❤️❤️❤️
i appreciate you trying to help bird owners. but this type of pellets is not good for them. it contains sugar and artificial colours. other than that, great tip!
Another tip, use warm water. My birbs love warm food. I do this with my pellets without crushing it, just soaking it. Thank you for this video! New subscriber!
Wow! Thank you 🙏 so much! This helped a lot. My parrot used to hate pellets. I give it little by little everyday, really works! No she eats it without this mash. She eats just like that! I used to give this mash with her fav treats everyday, then she got used to it and eats it just like that! Thank u so much for sharing this vid!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️🙏🙏🙏☺️☺️☺️☺️😀😀😀
Thank you! It helped a lot!. I mix it it my birds seeds since they don’t eat anything else. But I don’t know how long this process takes