Question category: Nutrition

Calcium? – Dr. Lamb Webinar 3/17

how do we know when extra calcium is needed if a bird is acting hormonal? my grey is 19 years old and this is the first time she has started doing this.

Parakeet food

Can I buy a premium parakeet seed without the ground corn.


Hi i have finches they are young but I always used humans immune boosting for my dogs after asking vets if it all ok and equine joint support the vets cleared it I wonder if the birds are same can they turmeric and flexi joint and the same vitamins I have loads and can mix […]

Wild bird seed

Do you sell any wild bird seed to the public in 20 pounds or larger bags?

Nutriberry ball

My budgies are bonded but for some reason they just throw nutri berries out of the bowl and eat the seeds. Are they playing a food or do they hate nutriberries? One of my birds tasted nutriberries once.


how many time do i need to change my parrots food and water daily?

Pellets for my birds

I have 2 young tame Java finches. Which pellets should I feed them and for always, even as they mature? I also have 2 Catherine Parakeets. Which pellets should they eat?

Sun conure care

Hi Brenda. Thank you for your reply. I have couple of questions if you could help me with. 1) Even before my female conure had laid eggs, a small patch of fur from her abdomen where her crop is has gone. I am concerned if she has any disease. She is a very happy conure […]

Baby food for a adult yellow headed amazon

I have a 10 year old double yellow headed Amazon parrot and she will not eat fresh or frozen fruit and she will not eat raw veggies. She will eat can corn , nutriberries and shell peanuts. I was wondering if she can have all natural baby food fruit and veggies.


Hi can i feed my birds nutri berries and seeds as well or should I do one or the other thanks


I purchased a cockatiel born on nov. 1, 2022. Breeder told me to put paper dish on bottom of cage with rice or pasta and veggies. He would not eat. I tried putting it in various places since he doesn’t,t go on bottom. He will not eat it. He will only eat millet. I have […]

Sneezing after eating

Hello, My young blue mountain lorikeet sneezing after eating her food. My previous lorikeet never did this. I’m feeding her Harrison’s as a mushy cereal like consistency. I’ve tried adjusting the texture. Never fails- she sneezes. She is almost five months old.


Can my caique eat Cockatoo nutriberries? I ask only because the parrot nutriberries seem to be getting smaller Thank you

How do I make my pet Cockatiel, eat pellets and vegetables and not baby food.

My 2 year old cockatiel, won’t eat vegetables or seeds, he only eats rice and formula. We have tried separating him from the formula but he ends up not touching the vegetables/seeds we give to him and decides getting hungry is better. I am fearing that maybe he isn’t getting enough nutrients from his current […]

boiled corn

Hi Good day. Is it possible to give the love bird a meal of boiled corn every day?

Feeding chop – ask the Vet Nov 18

“As almost everyone know, feeding veggies chop to their flocks including sweet potatoes , carrots,turnips,beets….. root veggies in certain amount and it is very nutrients. But one I was looking best organic foods for my grand son, and it was very surprising/shocking information I have got that all root vegetables have contains high amount of […]

Vitamins – Ask the Vet Nov 18

I know you have provided this information before but could you please advise the name of the best overall vitamin again. Also for an African Gray that shreds her tail and wind feathers. Also she does not like change, does not like when I put new things in her cage. I have to hang a […]

What food should I wean Lorikeet onto?

I have a rainbow loirikeet that is approx 9 weeks old and is pretty much ready for weaning. He has eaten some solid food, and isn’t unfamiliar to it. I was wondering whether it be better to have his final diet composed of pellets, liquid formula, or a combination of both?

When should I wean baby bird?

I have an approx 8 week old Rainbow Lorikeet that i handraised on formula. He/she is almost fully featherered except the tail and back of neck. He readily accepts syringe feeding and is confused when i offer him any solid food, rather mostly just spitting it/not even taking the food. Is this normal behaviour? also […]

Cocktail bird lay eggs without a mate

Hello, Sorry to be annoying again but I have a question related to cocktail bird . I take care of my friends birds she have two female cocktail. two months ago , one of them make strange movements sit on the bottom of the cage in one corner and raising their tail and make different […]

Diet for my kakariki

Hi! I hope you’re well. I have a few questions regarding providing my bird with the best and most nutritional diet possible. He is 2 and a half years old, and has been on a seed diet most his life with daily fresh fruits and vegetables. Recently, I have tried to convert him to Harrison’s […]

My cockatiel is always sad

4 month ago i got a cocktail, i didn’t know how old was he, but as his look it was like 3 month, so i feed him cerelac as he was so young but he got used to it and when i changed his food he always look so starving no matter what i feed […]

Feeding collagen

my female green check conure likes to have a small amount of ancient nutrition multi collegen. is collegen healthy for parrots? should I sprinkle some on their food?

Small birds diet

What are the best foods to feed Budgies and Cockatiels – pellets, seeds, nutraberries, Avi-Cakes, Nutra-An, millet for bribes and of course water?

Kidney diet – Dr. Lamb Webinar Sept 16

It is difficult to find info online regarding changes that should be made to the diet for a bird with kidney issues. Can you advise dietary changes? Also, since bird kidneys are different than human kidneys, does dietary advice for people with kidney disease have relevance for birds?

Pellet size

What size pellet should I use for a Gallah cockatoo?

Wild Bird Feed

We have sunflowers in our flower garden. Is it safe to put a sunflower head out for our cockatiels? If so, do we have to prepare in any special way?

Mixing pellet diet and vegetables for parrots

From expert Parrot advice on 70% pellet diet 30% vegetables and fruit diet, can I feed pellets for 5 days of the week and mixed veggies/fruits for 2 days of the week? Its much easier for logistical purposes for me.

Feeding kakariki

Are nutri berries and seed enough to feed my kakariki do I need to include anything else to keep her healthy

for health problem

I have a couple of question about my African grey parrot and the questions are; My parrot is only eating unsalted sunflower seeds, is this normal? Another thing is that my parrot has plucked all his feathers off and now isnt allowing them to grow back, is this a problem or does this happen with […]

Ghost peppers

Can an African Grey safely eat raw ghost peppers?


How do I introduce fresh foods and fruit to my parakeets?

Diamond doves and nutri berries

Hello, my avian vet recently told me to feed one of my diamond doves with nutri berries as he is being difficult to convert to Harrison’s lifetime superfine pellets. I bought the classic nutriberries bucket and give the nutri berries crushed so he can eat them. But I notice he does not eat everything perhaps […]

Fresh foods Behavior

Are fresh raw white sweet potatoes chopped safe for a baby 8 mos. old green cheeked Conure safe for him to eat? Also we are having some behavior/ taming issues with thIS Conure. Nipping when we first got him 3 months ago, but he now lets us in his cage to change food & water. […]

Cockatiel diet

So we have our first cockatiel, Tootles. Our 4 month old beauty is so sweet and fits into our family wonderfully. We want to make sure she is getting the best nutrition possible. We are feeding her Kaytee Forti-diet pro health. She is picky and is not eating fresh fruits and veggies. She will occasionally […]


my baby cockatiel will not stop crying for formula and she is 8-9 weeks. i am trying to ween her off and she will not eat her pellets and is only eating millet. i don’t know what to do anymore, and i keep feeding her when she cries because i’m worried she’s starving. i need […]


Hi I’m Ruben here regarding my pet cockatiel is not trying any new fruits or vegetables. I’m just feeding her formula she’s about 8 weeks old and she only spray millet in a week 3 times . Feeding spray millet everyday is it bad for health? Please give me some tips on how to make […]

Follow up to: hvad about the ones which has manly seed in the diet

Hello. (Own cockatiels and budgies) You answered my last question that you need to make sure the there is a sufficient amount of amino acids like lysine and methionine in the diet. I give pallets and some fresh veggies sometime IF they want it, and normally not som much. Give eggs, Deadlines, vitamin, they have […]

I am in need of better diet for my budgies

Hello, I noticed your products for budgies and I thought they were really amazing but since you can’t ship them to my country I was wondering if you can help me find a replacement even if close since I have four budgies and I want them to live long, I used to feed them a […]

Feeding eggs to parrots.

I saw on a post on the website by a person named BRENDA that she approved the feeding of eggs to parrots. Now, to my knowledge that is dangerous. Veterinarians now are NOT recommending eggs due to parrots dying from STROKES because they were routinely fed eggs. My present avian vet, Dr. Paul Welch, described […]

Green Naped Lorikeet

Hi Brenda, I have a pair of Green Naped Lorikeet, aged around 6 months ++ old. The parrots loves to munched sweet corns and red apples only. They refused to take dry food such as fruit pellets, breads or millets. I’m worried about their nutrition insufficient. What shall I do, to persuades them to take […]

How many Nutriberries tropical

Hi. I am trying to work out the cost of feeding my African grey these. If he was fed these exclusively how many a day would he need? And also how many are in a 1.36kg bag? Kind regards

Budgie diet

My budgies will only eat seed and millet. I cant get them to try any other foods. They aren’t tamed either so its much harder. How do I get them to try fruits and veggies?


The nutriberries are getting too hard. Can they be softened up somehow?

Feeding budgies

Till now my budgies only liked to eat millet, Spinach leaves, cilantro and sprouts. I tried to give them different fruits, and even seed mixtures but they didn’t seem to like it. Since monsoon begun here they are not eating their regular veggies too. What can I do?


Could u give me some advice on healthy diet for budgies I give seed and bits broccoli celery but I’ve read seeds are bad thanks

Nutriberries Allergy?

Hi. I recently adopted a rescue Senegal Parrot who has a problem with feather loss. He scratches quite a bit and has patches of only downy feathers. He was taken to a vet by prior owners and they did not find evidence of illness. The one constant in his diet, as reported by both prior […]

Pellet conversion

Hi! I got a new baby cockatiel from a breeder direct. The breeder believed in feeding seeds only, and I got her about 3 weeks after she weaned off of formula. She was initially stuck on just eating seeds, but I slowly managed to convert her. I also got her to easily eat Nutriberries. We’re […]

Fresh foods

I see birds being offered big bowls of veggies & greens, but exactly how much should be given to say an Amazon or CAG on a daily basis?


My Meyer parrots are on a Harrison’s diet. Should additional vitamins and/or minerals be added?

Cockatiel diet

What is the best food brands for cockatiels? I want to do pellets and just a few seeds, but unfortunately they reject pellets.

my cockatiel breaks his new wing feathers

Hi, as i mentioned my cockatiel breaks his new wing feathers but he doesn’t pull his other feathers so it’s not a mental issue also he’s my first cockatiel and i can’t understand why.

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