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introducing pellets

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jimmyjack
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introducing pellets

Post by jimmyjack » Thu May 26, 2011 4:03 pm

has anyone got handy tips?

my birds naturally have a fairly varied diet of seed (very little, and further cutting it from their diet), fruit, veg, grains and im now replacing the seed element of their diet with pellets.

so far ive:
- mixed pellet 75% and millet 25%
- mixed in some pellet with their morning porridge
- the pellet im using is coloured and apple flavoured (with natural colours and flavours)

julie
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Re: introducing pellets

Post by julie » Fri May 27, 2011 3:48 am

soaking the pellets in juice or water to make it into mush, mix in seeds ect. The idea is that they pick through the mix to get the seeds and things out and eventually start tasting the pellets. gradually the seeds get smaller amounts and they are eating the pellet mix. The mix gets less mushy as you progress until they are eating the pellets straight from the bag.

jimmyjack
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Re: introducing pellets

Post by jimmyjack » Sat May 28, 2011 12:33 am

thats a great idea. thanks julie

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