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I've been feeding this to my 'Tiel for over a month now and having a completely white 'tiel I was wondering why her face was turning yellow eating this stuff when it never had been before eating authentic roudybush, turns out whatever this is has vegetable oil and what have you garbage in it. One screenshot on this review is the ingredients in the Amazon listing, the other is taken straight off of Petsmart's listing for Roudybush crumbles. A clear distinction in ingredients and quality. If you look at the bags, the bags even look different. Just buy Roudybush from a pet store, much more trustworthy than this garbage. No wonder my Avian vet was so confused as to why there were so many fats in my 'tiels droppings when I fed her absolutely no seed, just this stuff, and my bird was overweight. This stuff will kill your bird, no doubt in my mind.
This review is not for the brand. It's for the seller item . I've been using this brand for years and it's amazing. But I usually buy it in smaller packages from local pet stores. I found this packing on Amazon and decided to try it. The birds loves it BUT there is a big problem with this specific purchase. My bird cage got infested with gnats the next few days I started to use the food though I store the food in freezer but still got the problem. I kept having the problem till I changed the food . I will never buy it again
Roudybush "Crumbles" are definitely NOT appropriate for canaries and 3" birds (finches), despite advertising and labeling to the contrary. In fact, I wouldn't recommend this size for parakeets or any bird smaller than a cockatiel or lovebird.
The "Nibles", on the other hand, are about the right size for canaries, and since they'll eat just about anything, I've had no problems getting them to try Roudybush even when alternative foods were available (presumably they like the taste), though they do not eat the larger pieces. My society and pintail wydah finches nibble on the "Nibles", but my gouldians will not touch them.
To summarize, "Crumbles" are too large for canaries, much less small finches with a body size (not including tail) under 5 inches. I would only recommend "Crumbles" for hookbilled birds such as cockatiels, parrotlets, lovebirds, and small parrots.
My Rose-Breasted Cockatoo, Emma, loves the crumbles. I have been feeding her this brand/crumbles since she was a baby and she is 25 years old now. She did not seem to mind the change in the formula with the addition of the green alfalfa. It is more economical for me to use the crumbles since Emma likes to participate in a daily food toss. This food makes her happy. If you have a cockatoo, you know how important it is to make them happy - Ha!
I've been using Roudybush Daily Maintenance Pellets for years starting with my cockatiel. He was a bit of a pain to convert but with persistence, we got there. Now, I have 2 lovebirds, one of which was a seed junkie (the other hated seeds and loved Roudybush). To convert my female lovebird to pellets, I used the old method of letting the other bird "teach" her to eat them and adding pellets to homemade birdy bread. Now, they are both very optimistic about trying new foods. They get fresh fruits and veggies daily as well as Lafabers's Nurti-berries and homemade bird bread for treats occasionally. I would love to feed them Harrison's organic pellets but I need something more affordable and Roudybush is perfect! I get the crumbles for my lovebirds and my recently rescued budgie. They eat every bit, even the crumbs.
P.S. If your bird won't eat the crumbs don't waste it. Simply add it to your birdy bread recipe!
My birds definitely enjoy this food, and it is a higher quality of pelleted bird food (Harrison's probably being the top). My cockatiel and two parakeets are very receptive to this and enjoy throwing excess bits all over the floor as their way of telling me they appreciate its flavor and texture. I only wish that this came in smaller bag sizes because this big of a bag size for this size pellet means that you either have a bunch of tiny birds who can eat this relatively quickly, or, it's going to take you months to work through this bag at which point you're going to wish you had a smaller package for the sake of freshness. It's priced appropriately, especially compared to the neighborhood pet store, so I definitely recommend if for no other reason than that.
I received my bird feed promptly. Product was not what I expected. It's wet and grimey, smells something awful and I do not feel comfortable feeding my poor bird this. What's worse is there is no option for a refund on a product that is less than fresh delivered. I am very upset as this isn't a cheap bag of feed. Wish I could get my money back.
We have 2 birds--a cockatiel and a parakeet who are best buds and share a cage, as well as their food and water dishes, so we tried to find a food that worked for both of them. Roudybush Daily Maintenance crumbles are a complete daily regimen and both of them seem to do well with this food. There is little to no waste, as you have with seeds, so another reason to try this food. Birds need variety, so we add other things in from time to time, but this is the staple for their diet and they seem to be healthier for it. We always get the Crumbles, as that works best for the little guy.
My two cockatiels, two parakeets and a Conure are not huge fans of Roudybush but they will eat it and it is really good for them. Our vet highly recommended that we switch them over from seed mixes to Roudybush and said they would be resistant to the change but to stick with it and they would eat it and they did . Now they only get seed mix as a treat, not their daily food and in a separate bowl otherwise they dig around the Roudybush or throw it out of the bowl looking for the non-nutritional high-fat seeds.