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Roudybush is a well-known and trusted company which manufactures science food for parrots and birds. I have complete confidence in their nutritional standards and the pellets are easy to hold, however a couple of my five birds do not prefer it. I have tasted the pellets and they are very palatable and easy to crunch - I did, however, have some difficulty holding the pellets with my feet! I would still recommend this product, as we all know some feathered baybees can be finicky, just like their parents!
Parrots, greys and a Citron, reluctantly eat it ( prefer fresh vegetables and fruit ( and cornbread!). Maybe half the cost of pet store prices and nutritious. Good for those weekends when you don't have time to prepare fresh. I mix a few almonds and a very few sunflower seeds to get them started. By day's end it's all gone.
Seems pretty fresh for a big bag and not damaged product on the bottom. Roudybush is a great product and thanks to the sale I am very grateful to get it at a better price. Im sure everyone who buys premium Avian food will enjoy getting the break on it. My cockatoo loves it and the California blend by Roudybush as well. Thank you Amazon!
This is the best pelleted food I can find besides Harrison's which is quite a bit more expensive. I do notice a big difference from this product then Zupreem . I have senegals, and amazons who eat this
UPDATE:I just went to purchase another bag and really wish (with 20/20 hindsight!) that I'd bought more! The great price I found weeks ago is gone! Instead of eighteen dollars it's now twenty-five for the same bag! I know prices fluctuate a little bit, but thirty nine percent in six weeks?? It's still good food, but I may start looking at other brands...
I never thought of looking on Amazon for this before! It's the exact same pellet type food we've fed our parrots for the last five years, only instead of paying nearly $30 per bag BEFORE tax I now can get them here! Delivered to my door without the time and fuel costs of driving across town. Saving the tax is a bonus! Our birds like these, they offer complete nutrition and we've never had any health issues with any of our birds. The breeder we bought them from prefers Rowdybush so we've kept them on it since they were weaned, and two of our birds we fed the "baby formula" version of this starting from just a few weeks old.
These pellets have a good long shelf life so are very convenient for us to use. We don't have to make a trip every week or two to get more that way. (of course, now we don't have to travel any further than the mailbox!)
There are really only two negatives to Rowdybush, and the same might be true for ANY pellet foods. First, you sometimes can get infested with flour moths hidden inside the grain that don't hatch until after you open the bag. They are a real annoyance and both have ruined a bunch of our food and driven us crazy! Best thing we've found to help avoid this is we put every bag in our deep freezer (kept at 0 F/-18 C) for at least two days before we ever open the bag. Don't know if there are other ways but it's worked for us.
The other issue is a real puzzler. All of our parrots seem to love putting large amounts of their food into their water bowls. If you don't catch it right away and let the water go overnight with the food in it it somehow ferments in some fashion and makes a very disgusting smelling mess! This is probably true of other pellet foods as well, I just don't know for sure... It always amazes me how odorless pellets smell SO unpleasant when none of the individual ingredients start to smell until they physically start to rot. In any case, we are entirely satisfied with this product, especially since it comes in four sizes so everyone can get the best size for every size parrot from a green cheeked conure, sun conure, Hahn's macaw (smallest macaw breed) to our severe macaw. There's also a bigger size pellet for the bigger guys.