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Re: Stupid question, but still have to ask/RobinP

Posted by Norman A. on 11/11/04
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    A mainly-seed diet is not a good one for a parrot, nor even for a
    cockatiel. Seeds are high in fat and low in overall nutrition. A
    balanced-diet pellet is much better. All the books say this, as well
    as reputable breeders. I use Roudybush brand, which the breeder who
    bred my Meyer's Parrot sells. I also have a cockatiel which was
    raisd by a breeder on pellets, along with six others, then sold to a
    pet shop which was just starting the process of switching them to
    cheap pet shop seed mix. Luckily, I found my cockatiel before she
    was switched over to the seed diet.

    Norm

    On 11/03/04, KarenH wrote:
    > On 10/30/04, Robin P. wrote:
    >> I used to believe the only stupid question was the one that no
    >> one asked,but I tell you this board anymore....
    >
    > Man did you hit the nail on the head w/that one. When anyone comes
    > in the store and buys bird-related stuff or a bird, I give out a
    > sheet that has a list of all the good fruits, veggies, etc. that
    > you can feed to your birds. Some people look at me like I've
    > grown a beard or something. "That's not what birds eat." one lady
    > said. Many people think that giving veggies to a bird kills it.
    > Some of the people were so stupid that I don't think I changed
    > their minds at all about bird diet.
    >
    > Karen
    >
    >
    >>
    >> I fed mine a small parrot mix as well,almost like
    >> cockatiel,but it had more safflower,pumpkin seeds,stuff I
    >> dehydrate myself(Apples,carrot slices,bananas,papayaetc) ,a bit
    >> more variety.So long as you're feeding plenty of other stuff
    >> too though,mine were big fans of fresh foods.