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    Best food for parrotlets?

    Anyone have any recommendations for the best food (I'm guessing pellets, correct?) for parrotlets?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    In my parrotlet handbook, its stated that parrotlets need seed in theyre diet. I think maybe a comboe will work. Not sure thoug.

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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    Now that I am a new "parrotlet mommy" I will be eagerly watching this thread.

    I grabbed a package of "parrot food - small" off the shelf at the pet store when I picked up my pair last night, and asked the girl if that is what they'd been feeding them. She told me that no, even the "small" parrot food might be too big for them. She pointed me to some sort of "Tropicana cockatiel and lovebird" mixture, that she says they'd been using to feed them. Sorry, I'm not at home, so don't have exact details.

    I was actually going to ask what all the parrotlet owners are feeding their babies as a staple.

    I know they need fruits and veggies on top of their staple. And I also read something about hard boiled eggs twice a week?

    Looking forward to the responses!
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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    i feed mine the 'gourmet' small hookbill food - it has bits of everything. plus i put pellets in with it (she doesn't seem keen on those), plus i have some regular seed in there too.

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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    I feed mine budgeriar food. As that is what my breeder had used. She also gets a few millet branches and some eggfood. I cant feed here any fruits now, cause she is on medisine given throug the water, so she cant have any watery fruits until she is finished the yeast/fungis cure. i will also try some boiled, unsalted rice when she can have normal water again.

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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    You can feed them a Cockatiel seed mix but with LITTLE to NO sunflower seeds. he hookbill mix is good too. My breeder weans his off on Kaytee Exact Rainbow pellets ( i think is a cockatiel mix as well) And they love their bean mix, brown rice, Beak Apetite, Veggies, Fruits, Birdie Bread,and Millet. I do know that Parrotlets love chilli peppers!! I hope this helps!!
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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    Last edited by Kyle; 08-08-2007 at 10:03 AM.

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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    I hear a lot of people using Zupreem in general. But I am not sure for specifically P'lets. Maybe someone will come along and help you answer this.
    RIP my sweet Zuben 11/19/07

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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    From the research I've done, pellets aren't the best thing for mutation parrotlets:

    http://www.internationalparrotletsoc...rg/pellet.html

    FWIW: As far as pellets go, my first choice is Harrion's, which are all natural and organic. TOP (Totally Organic Pellets) is another popular brand of natural, organic pellets. Roudybush is another brand that I personally feel is nutrionally sound.
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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    Quote Originally Posted by ejw829 View Post
    From the research I've done, pellets aren't the best thing for mutation parrotlets:

    http://www.internationalparrotletsoc...rg/pellet.html

    FWIW: As far as pellets go, my first choice is Harrion's, which are all natural and organic. TOP (Totally Organic Pellets) is another popular brand of natural, organic pellets. Roudybush is another brand that I personally feel is nutrionally sound.
    Great article.. thanks for posting.

    He (asssuming it is a he) feeds 70% fresh foods and 30% seeds.

    What are good brands of seeds then?

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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    Oh my gosh, Eliza, you are right.

    I am so sorry I forgot to ask you Kyle. Are you getting a mutation??
    RIP my sweet Zuben 11/19/07

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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    Quote Originally Posted by LovelyNickie View Post
    Oh my gosh, Eliza, you are right.

    I am so sorry I forgot to ask you Kyle. Are you getting a mutation??
    No.. just a green.

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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    Well then Pellets are totally fine
    RIP my sweet Zuben 11/19/07

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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    Good to know! Thanks!

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    Re: Best food for parrotlets?

    Your welcome!! If ya have any other questions we all can help
    RIP my sweet Zuben 11/19/07

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