Question category: Nutrition

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Is my bird eating enough?

I am currently using your new pellet berries for my young (4 month old) cockatiel. He has refused any pellets, but loves the regular nutiberries and avicakes. At first I was thrilled to see how enthusiastically he ate the pelletberries, and had to refill his bowl twice a day. He seemed to be eating 10/15 […]

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feeding canaries mixed diets

I am a retired canary breeder of 50 years. I have kept one little bird as a pet to enjoy. Over the years that I raised these birds, I was instructed by more experienced breeders that the basic diet for canaries is always 60% canary seed, mixed with 40% sweet rape seed. Other seeds may […]

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I need help

I have a male budgie who is about 5 years old.. his whole life I have been feeding him seeds. He developed a respiratory problem from what I can tell but I went to the avian veterinarian and did a physical examination and found everything is fine. But he has some tail bobbing, and does […]

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Good nutrion food

Hi…sir/madem I hav an lovebird/budgies please sugest me some good food for an good health, play good ,liv healthy and stronger… And how to make it breed.

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older bird diet

I have a female African Grey parrot who is 29 years old. She is quite active, talks a lot and generally is a joy to own. I’m wondering about her diet as she grows older. She loves fresh veggies, mostly green and leafy. She seems to have grown tired of the typical seed preparations which […]

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Conure diet

I use Lafeber parrot pellets exclusively for my Red headed Amazon. He has had zero intestinal problems for 13yrs. My question is for my Brother in Laws Conure, it seems to projectile poo two feet away from his cage. They give him a parrot mix of sunflower and nonsense. Which products can I get to […]

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Food

Can my cockatiel have homemade molasses oatmeal bread

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nutriberries vs. avicakes for Quaker

We have always given our 20-year-old Quaker ten nutriberries of various flavors and four avicakes, along with 3 or 4 sunflower seeds each morning and three avicakes and some cooked spaghetti noodles each evening. She gobbles up the avicakes, the sunflower seeds (of course) and the spaghetti, but picks apart the nutrierries (and doesn’t seem […]

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Diet and Nutrition

I have budgies . Their main diet is the Lafeber Classic Nutri Berries parakeet food. I can’t seem to get them to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. In the last 5 years, I have spent a tremendous amount of money at the avian vet. Constant issues with one of the birds getting yeast, and others […]

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grits

Am I able to feed my lovebirds including the babies breakfast grits?

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Gelatin Source in Nutri-Berries?

Hello, I try to be cautious of the ingredients and foods I feed my budgies so I like the variety of pellet, seeds, grains, and dried fruits that goes into nutri-berries butI was wondering what is the source of gelatin used in Lafeber’s nutri-berries? Thanks!

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CAG Plucking, Peanuts

My CAG feather plucks like mad when she eats peanuts. She’s a senior. As far as I can tell you only make one kind of pellet berry without peanuts which I buy. Please make another variety without peanuts. Or is my African Grey the only one with a peanut allergy?

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What Birds For This Schedule?

Hi! I was looking into some species of bird that I could possibly get within the next few years. I am currently a sophomore at a high school which means that I am away from the house for at least six to seven hours and even more if I have an after-school activity. I am […]

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Diamond Doves- Eggs w/o shell

I have two diamond Doves one has started laying eggs with a clear soft shell, she seems to be in pain when this happens, Can you help?

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Egg Laying

I am in Adelaide Australia. I have a wonderful Sulpha Creasted Cockatoo who I adore. Hand raised. Female.12yrs of age. We are strongly bonded -I raised her from an egg. She is now making constant mating signs in All seasons & has started laying an egg near me 2-3 times a month. She does not […]

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Cockatiel sitting on food dish

Hi, my (almost 19 year old) cockatiel has been sitting on his food dish when I put him to bed at night. I thought maybe that it was a phase that would pass, but he’s doing it consistently for almost 2.5 weeks. Is he doing this because he’s old and his feet hurt to perch […]

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Best diet for sick canary

I adopted two canaries last December. Had checkup, seemed ok. In June one died suddenly. Necropsy and pathology reports revealed bleeding ulcers in pre-stomach and stomach. Severe vitamin a deficiency. Secondary infection. His mate has blood in her poop, and also kidney problem. She is taking medication that serves as a “band aid,” and antibiotic […]

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Vitamin E Supplement

I have an older female budgie with fatty lipomas. Vitamin E and biotin (with a low-fat diet) is suggested by birdvet.com.au. Is it safe to put the oil from Vitamin E capsules in her food or water? [The vet can’t diagnose her further without $400 x-rays.]

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