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What brand of pellets do you feed your IRN?

Post by MGA828 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:15 pm

I am interested to know what brand of pellets everyone is giving there IRN and what is the best out there and what to stay away from. Kaytee? Roudybush? Zupreem? Lafeber? Or something else? Also, what do your IRN's seems to like the best? Do your feed the natural or fruitblend?

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Post by kyria » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:53 am

Not a pellet person so I can't help you there sorry!

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Post by alana8819 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:01 am

cookie has roudybush and loves it, but he has fresh fruit and vege every day and also gets seed every couple days

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Post by Lauren » Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:44 pm

I use an Australian brand. Passwells. I've also tried Vetafarm which was recommended by the avian vet. We are just 'trialling' some different ones to see how we go. I am undecided on pellets.
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Post by catschair2 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:01 pm

I use Zupreem -- mostly fruit blend, some garden....is it garden goodness... the one with the peppers. The tiels and IRN like it, so I stopped checking brands while I was ahead. Of course they disagree about the banana shapes -- one cage of tiels won't eat those and the other won't eat the red ones. My little piggie IRN will eat all of them! Go figure
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Post by Lauren » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:22 pm

:lol: We started off with Vetafarm. They seem to like that. But I got Passwells because my 2 are fussy with colours and Passwells is not coloured. They look like chook pellets! We might try Zupreem next as I've seen it around. Not much choice down here in Aussieland. :(
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Post by MGA828 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:07 pm

catschair2 wrote:I use Zupreem -- mostly fruit blend, some garden....is it garden goodness... the one with the peppers. The tiels and IRN like it, so I stopped checking brands while I was ahead. Of course they disagree about the banana shapes -- one cage of tiels won't eat those and the other won't eat the red ones. My little piggie IRN will eat all of them! Go figure


That is very interesting about the Banana shaped pellets beacuse both of my 2 Tiels never eat those, however my Brown headed Parrot will only the them. I now have my Brown head on the nautral as she likes them much better.

I would like to get my IRN also on Zupreem because I really like that brand and feel it is a very good brand, however at this moment he won't touch it. He was just weaned and he was weaned onto Kaytee pellets which I don't like because I have read some bad things about it and he will only eat those right now. I am hoping that maybe he is just young and used to them and after a little while will start to eat the Zupreem. *Fingers crossed*

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Post by kimtoo » Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:09 am

Harrisons--because it is organic, no dyes, and I have had sucess with it with all of my birds over a long period of time...my IRN also gets veggies, fruuits, and 1-2x a week, seeds. But, the primary diet is Harrisons adult fine, lifetime normally but high potentcy during molts.
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Post by Ohana » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:21 am

Roudy Bush and Zupreem natural. They get Zupreem Fall Harvest or something like that as a treat. Fresh foods and seed as a treat.
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Post by swanwillow » Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:05 am

I, honestly, don't remember what the previous owner told me that those little brown, round pellets that my IRN's are on, and since Zupreem is easier for me to get, they'll be converting over when the HUGE bag she gave me is gone.

They also get fruits and veggies. Probably a few too many strawberries though.

If you want to see results with Zupreem,
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Thats a Santa Cruz conure, raised on the fruit blend Zupreem. Her favorites changed month to month. Usually it was the purple gone first, the green and orange gone last. I didn't feed her enough at a time for her to be picky!

Only thing I found wrong, was the colored poo! ewwww....

just figured out how to resize pictures, yae! ANYWAY, as a side note.. if anyone in the US knows where to purchase a pair of those, E-MAIL ME IMMEDIATELY!!!

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Post by Sylvia » Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:28 am

Most of my birds have seed and fresh veggies and spouts.

But I have one IRN who eats pellet and he likes Hagen the most, but i use to mix it with Kaytee.

He also have fresh food and seeds.

First he takes all fresh food, then he take pellets and if nothing else is left he takes some seed but just a little. Cute healthy little boy I have.
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Post by Sunny » Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:28 am

Lauren wrote::lol: We started off with Vetafarm. They seem to like that. But I got Passwells because my 2 are fussy with colours and Passwells is not coloured. They look like chook pellets! We might try Zupreem next as I've seen it around. Not much choice down here in Aussieland. :(


Let me know where you get Zupreem from please.

I've been giving Sunny Passwells but he turns his nose up at them. I've got Vetafarm at the moment but he looks at me in disgust with those as well.

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Post by Lauren » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:42 pm

I'll have a look around. I might of seen them at a few pet shops around here. (south east melb) The avian vet I go to sells a few different types of pellets too.

This is the vet I went to.. hes great, well known and has even been on tv.

http://www.auspigeonco.com.au/
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Post by greeny » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:37 pm

The only one I have succes with is Harrison's. It is good food because it is organic with no dyes in it. But it is very expensive! Right now they are eating the Pepper Coarse, which are quite large squares flavored with cayenne pepper. This is to help convert them. They were on a seed diet, with fruits and veggies of course, but I wanted them to go to pellets and this was the only one they would take.

Spoiled things, they would like only the expensive one! I buy it from my vet and they also have a website.

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Post by catschair2 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:59 pm

footnote..... have had the fids on the fruit flavor Zupreem with Harvest Goodness (or something like that) as a treat. Got them the Wild & Spicy and the tiels are inhaling the stuff. My IRN seems to like all the flavors the same, but may have to go get a 25 lb bag for the tiels (and not let them kiss me after eating those peppers!!)
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Harrisons adult lifetime coarse

Post by Ed Loschi » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:19 am

We started using Harrisons adult lifetime coarse. The fids really like it and we go by Harrisons feeding and supplements directions.
Oh and seasonal fruits and veggies and sometimes seeds.

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Post by Jim » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:36 am

I feed my three IRN's as follows:

2 teaspoons Harrison's high potency fine
1 piece Harrison's Power Treats
1/2 teaspoon of either squash, sweet potato, broccoli, peach, papaya or mango

They like the high potency coarse too but I found that too much of it got wasted on the bottom of the cage.

They are all less than a year old and will be switched to an equivalent amount of Harrison's lifetime fine when they're a year old and then back to high potency for breeding or for a rough molt.

I experimented with a few different brands but settled on Harrison's because a.) the birds seem to like it best b.) it has a lower Vitamin A concentration than other pellets and there are anecdotal accounts of Hypervitaminosis A in some species fed other brands of pellets and c.) they use primarily organic ingredients.

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Re: What brand of pellets do you feed your IRN?

Post by AndiIRN » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:40 am

I use kaytee large parrot pellets for my IRN's, they like the bigger pallets so they can pick them up with their feet, they just turn the small pellets to powder and not eat them, I also feed them gold-N-fruit Apple and honey, they really like that, as well as fruit and vegies, I don't feed much in the way of seed, just sprouted seed about every 3 to 4 days. Seed has a high fat content (hence why it'd used to make oil) I feed a large seed bell once a month as a treet (think of seed to birds as McDonald's to humans)

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Re: What brand of pellets do you feed your IRN?

Post by ranechild » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:28 pm

Fats used to eat the fruity zupreem... but he hated the purple, then he hated to the orange too, then he also hated the green...
Camo the QP eats Roudybush and likes it quite a alot, so in the in the interest of having only one pellet type Fats now gets Roudybush. I prefer something without artificial colors anyway.

We are buying 25 pound bags of it now that we have the eclectus parrots.

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Post by Juicy » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:47 am

kyria wrote:Not a pellet person so I can't help you there sorry!

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Hi Kyria!
May I ask why you are against pellets? I had the same opinion as I always like to think it is more beneficial to fill up with natural goodies (e.g. fruit and veg) than other things but on my recent Vet visit, the avian recommended (and looked at me as if I was mad for not feeding pellets) that I should mix pellets into my Jacksons food. I am new to owning an IRN and would appreciate your opinion... Thanks :-)

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Post by Melika » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:27 pm

Juicy wrote:
Hi Kyria!
May I ask why you are against pellets? I had the same opinion as I always like to think it is more beneficial to fill up with natural goodies (e.g. fruit and veg) than other things but on my recent Vet visit, the avian recommended (and looked at me as if I was mad for not feeding pellets) that I should mix pellets into my Jacksons food. I am new to owning an IRN and would appreciate your opinion... Thanks :-)
Sorry, this is an old topic and unfortunately Kyria hasn't been online here for a year or so. This is a good issue though and has been discussed quite a bit (on bird forums everywhere). No one really comes to agreement on this matter. There's also a third school of thought: feed pellets as a part of the diet to fill in any 'gaps'. I cannot answer for Kyria though. :)
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Re: What brand of pellets do you feed your IRN?

Post by Rick mcfegan » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:02 am

Hi .

I tend to feed our IRN Harrison adult lifetime pellet formula as a side dish to his main diet .

Generally he eats in the morning a mix of oats, grains and a sub 15% seed mix . Lunchtime we tend to go for vegetables ( peas, cabbage, occasional peppers
, carrots ) evening he goes for small ammounts of fruit

Personally Im a fan of pellets it's a good addition to a balanced diet .

We also have budgies and a tiel and they love the ultra fine pellets ( plus they give a good boost during heavy molts)

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Post by sanjays mummi » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:22 am

I tried Sanjay on pellets, but he didn't and wouldn't touch them, they're not cheap either!, so he gets mostly fruit and veg, with an occasional seed bar as a treat, he also likes figs, fresh, and out of season, the dried ones from the health food shop. From my experience, he is most definitely a fresh seed eater, he loves chilli and bell peppers for this reason, and fruits with seeds, ie blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and gooseberries. If I give him a parrot mix containing pellets he chucks them out of the bowl!

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Re: What brand of pellets do you feed your IRN?

Post by JASPER IRN » Sun May 01, 2016 3:56 am

vetafarm nutriblend pellets!

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Re: What brand of pellets do you feed your IRN?

Post by cheryljones » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:41 pm

Hi I use vetafarm, my IRN seems to enjoy them.

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