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I was hopeful for this blend in trying to move my extremely picky cockatiel from seeds to pellets, but didn't work out, she actually ended up preferring her other pellets (which were £5 a bag). I think the pellets might be too big for some smaller birds. Not many seeds or nuts in this blend.
On the plus side, this is clearly a great quality product that smells great (always a good sign for pet food!) so it might work for you. Just didn't for me.
I gave 3 stars for the sake of the company I bought this through since the product showed up promptly and in good condition. But the bird food itself is only OKayish. It's either pellets or the ittiest bittiest seeds (millet I believe, which my yellow sided conure doesn't eat) or groats. I think in a two poundsbag there are maybe 8 larger nuts which themselves are broken in half, totalling 4 nuts. I didn't want something that was super seedy for my bird but I did want variety and it's just not there. Way too much millet and my conure isn't a fan of groats. She doesn't really like the pellets in this blend either but I'm trying to transition her to less processed pellets which these seem to fit that description (a plus for the bird food company) so I think it's to be expected. Basically, if you want variety, buy your pellets and extras separately then mix together yourself. If you just want pellets and your bird loves millet, this "blend" is for you.
The large parrot pellets were too big for my older small citron cockatoo. I was told to get the small size. The pellets are perfect size but its loaded with too many seeds my bird shouldn't have...(vet said no seeds). the large size had less seeds. Small has more sunflower seeds, including lots of millet seeds and pieces of hazelnuts which my bird isnt supposed to have. The large size has almonds, which was better for my cockatoo. I guess I will have to continue to break the large size pellets in half so my bird doesn't waste them by throwing half the pellet out. I wasn't aware it's a different formula for the small size. I thought it would be same, but small pellets and pieces of almonds. The ingredients label isnt shown in photos. To be fair the label on front says pellets and seeds. I thought the large size also said that. I believe the small size is for birds that can eat lots of seeds, including millet seeds. Millet isnt in the large size. Obviously, I didn't know its different.
My daughter’s 10 week old Cockatiel loves the pellets! You can see her in her travel cage sitting in her food bowl while eating, lol. It’s the perfect blend of pellet to seed. Birds shouldn’t have more than 20% of their diet be seed to stay healthy. She loves that it’s all organic with no corn ingredients unlike a lot of other brands. Plus she enjoys watching Marlene’s YouTube channel. 😊
A mix of healthy grains, veggies, legumes, but way too many oversized pellets for my budgies. I put the product in a food pull-chopper to cut up the pellets. Most of these large pellets are tossed out of the food dish which I find odd since they do eat the TOPS mini pellets for small hookbills. I feed mostly fresh veggies, legumes, grains & sprouts to my bunch and use this product to sustain them through the early morning. One reason I bought this product was the inclusion of Milk Thistle, an herb that may help prevent or even cure fatty liver disease, a leading cause of death in parrots.
I would highly recommend that retailers remove the title for small birds as these items are way too big for the small birds such as budgies and parrotlets to bite or chew even though they are made of good materials. My birds won't be able to bite them, but I do notice the birds eat fine and superfine pellets.
The size of of the pellets don't work for small birds.
My bird seems to eat it. But there is so much waste. The pellets crumble and turn to a dust in the bottom of bowl. I read other comments on another site of people complaining about the same issue. Someone said they add water and make a paste out of the dust crumbles. And their birds eat that. I may try this to cut back on the amount I throw out daily