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Last Post 11-11-2016 8:33 AM by  Dave V
Harrison's bird food
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21-10-2016 4:38 PM
    I took my Amazon to the vets today and she suggested changing from a seed mix to Harrison's, looked on the site and got totally confused, anyone used this and is it a good move, also have a Grey aswell can they both eat the same food
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    28-10-2016 12:08 PM

    My foster birdline cockatiels have harrisons superfine birdfood on recommendation of birdline's recommended vet in Exeter.  This has improved the feather condition of one and the other one who was suffering from fatty liver disease on a seed diet is a different bird in a positive way so good overall.

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    28-10-2016 5:11 PM
    Vets always seem to recommend Harrisons. There is a special one for Greys, and I can't see why an Amazon couldn't eat it. Harrisons isn't the only pellet on the market, there are several, Zupreem, Pretty Bird, lots of different ones. It takes time to convert a bird to pellets, they all claim to have all vitamins and minerals that birds need, but not all birds will take to them. Out of my five, one will not, under any circumstances, eat pellets of any kind, no matter what. I gave up in the end, and they're all on a very good seed mix, lots of fruit/veg, and daily vitamins. Some people swear by feeding sprouted things, and various different things. Nutriberries are well thought of, a mix of seeds and pellets. It's your choice, and, more importantly, your bird's choice. Google Pellets for Parrots, see what comes up. Good luck.
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    11-11-2016 8:33 AM
    My daughter did some research on the nutrition in Pellets and found a different one, arguably more attractive to the bird, was Hagen Tropican. You can get it in small granules for small birds but the Sticks would be best for your CAG and Ammie. They are considerably cheaper than Harrisons and yet a close match nutritionally. These smell like bubble gum so the sweetness often attracts birds more than the bland smell of Harrisons. They are available in a number of on line retailers but we get ours from Scarletts Parrot Essentials (http://www.scarlettsparrotessentials.co.uk/parrot-lifetime-sticks-3-63kg) (Sorry, I don't know how to make that a link but you can copy and paste if it doesn't work). With ANY pellet, your birds should have a max of 50% pellets and 50% Veg & FRuit and a little cooked chicken or cooked egg twice a week for extra Protein (NOT needed with Harrisons which are very high in protein). Hope this helps.

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