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My lesser sulfer cockatoo has had a number of problems for several years. She has been thin, and would pick her feathers out. I decided to try a food that has no junk in it and this has been extremely helpful for her. She was completely bald under her wings, down parts of her legs, and on part of her breast. She also would mutilate all of her flight feathers. After feeding this from spring till now she has all or almost all her tail feathers, the majority of flight feathers except closest to her body (she still picks some, gets better each month) and much of the feathers that were gone on her breast and legs have been replaced with new healthy feathers. She likes this particular food, it never smells old or dusty, or oily as some foods do. I supplement with fresh vegetables and a soak-able vegetable product for birds. I hope that I will always be able to get this food for her.
I purchased these pellets for my African Grey, who has always resisted pellets. She turned 21 years old this month and due to issues getting her to eat pellets, she has been on a complete seed diet. My son gave me the first bag of Top's, so this is actually my second bag. When I first got the pellets, I prepared a bowl with some seed on the bottom and an equal amount of pellets on top. Expecting her to kick the pellets out and search for the seed like she has in the past. I was more than pleasantly surprised to see her pick up a pellet and eat it, then another, and another. Like I said, this is actually my second bag and she is still going strong and eats all of the pellets in her bowl daily. Juno summed it up best when I prepared her food for her the other day and as I approached the cage I asked, "what do you want Juno?" and she happily replied "want more!" There you go! Bird tested and bird approved!
At first my GC conure did not want anything to do with this. I thought the pellets were may be a little too big for her. I thought I would just sit down and cut them up to make it a little easier for her. I noticed that Coco kept staring at me through her cage. I let her out and next thing I knew if she flew down to me and started eating the pellets right out of the bowl. She’s been eaten them ever since she loves them. I tried the same method with her vegetables..... nothing yet. 😂 Update.... the second pic is front the second package I order. She could not wait to get into them.
I am beyond impressed. 3 days ago I brought home a store bough cockatiel. I expected it to be stressed with the change of environment and the fact that the shop assistant at Petco had issues handling it. In fact, she remarked she had not been able to figure out what it liked or to get it to bond.
The poor bird was clearly being toweled everytime anything needed to be done inside the cage. Nevertheless I took the challenge but I must admit I got a little worried when it just refused to eat the same food it was being fed in the store or drink, and then when its poop started to change colour. While it still refuses hand feeding, I put some of the pellets in its bowl and it made a bee-line for it. Never seen a new bird devour something with such gusto.
Then, remarkably, for a pet that is scared of hands it went from hissing to stepping up and allowing me to gently scratch its head within the hour. Unbelieavable. So, relieved and I'm sure the pellets played a huge role.
You can bet I will be subscribing for regular deliveries.
Always the worried parront, I was noticing my Galah cockatoo (known for some special diet needs and such) was really favoring only a handful of foods and I wanted to be sure she was getting something balanced in there. So here's how it went... Tons of research! Contact companies! All the samples! Grapefruit (get it, she's pink...) hates all the samples! More reasearch! Okay, finally give in and order a pound of TOPS. Prepare to do the whole transition diet. Limit to pellets only during the day. Make spicey mashy foods to get her use to the pellet flavor. Etc. First morning...provide only a bowl of pellets. NOM NOM NOM Grapefruit eats all the pellets!
Well...that was easy. I get to relax knowing she's on a safe, healthy pellet that she loves and she gets to make quick green sawdust out of her new favorite food.