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    Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    I've been emailing a bunch of different manufacturers asking for free food samples, I want to see what my birdies like best. I've gotten a surprising amount of yes's. If you guys see any that I haven't listed add them so I can contact them too:

    Lafeber
    birD-elicious
    Hagen
    Harrison's
    Goldenfeast
    Higgins
    Volkman
    Dr Harvey's
    China Prairie
    Kaylor of Colorado
    Beak Appetit
    Crazy Corn
    Birdie Bites
    Avian Naturals
    Parrots Delight
    Foundation Formula
    Noah's Kingdom
    Lucy's Bird Seed
    Just Veggies
    Sleek and Sassy
    TOP
    Roudybush
    White Feather

    Here's who said yes and are sending something:

    Goldenfeast
    Lafeber
    Harrison's
    Noah's Kingdom
    Seed Factory (which supplies volkman)
    Hagen
    TOP
    **I have heard Roudybush will send something but they haven't responded
    Crazy Corn
    Pretty Bird

    Who said no:

    Higgins
    Dr Harvey's
    Beak Appetit
    Avian Naturals
    Foundation Formula
    Sleek and Sassy
    Itty Bitty Birdie Bites
    ** Parrots Delight emails have been undeliverable

    Those are who has replied back to me so far, I'll keep adding to the lists as I get responses.
    Last edited by Celeste; 01-21-2008 at 10:55 AM. Reason: ****update****


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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    I did the same thing a few years ago and got lots of free stuff but you named the ones I got stuff from already. I loved Goldenfeast, they send you big ole bag of the food and it is great stuff, boomer loved it. Roudybush sent me two differant kinds of the food and the bags were fairly big too and the sample worked because boomer is in love with his "rou-rou" now and without the samples I dont think i would have bought it for him.
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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    Nice!!


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    It was like getting presents for free and I would get so excited when the UPS truck pulled up to my house, your going to LOVE it!
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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    Good idea, that way you don't have to waste money buying a whole packet when they don't like it, if I lived there I would do that as well

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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    I just did the same thing a couple of weeks ago. So far have recieved packages from Lafeber and Harrisons. Can't wait to get the rest. You have some on your list that I haven't contacted yet so will have to

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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    Ooooh Chris it is so cool. Definitly Deanna, it's Christmas in January.


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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    So what do you do? Do you email them and ask for a sample to see if your bird likes it? Or do you call them? That would be kind of nice. I know my Caiques are very picky about food!
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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    I worded it this way:

    Hi, I have three parrots and I'm considering switching to (insert brand) food and would like to know if you send samples? Thank you,
    Celeste

    If they said yes, they all asked what birds I have anyway. The only one I've needed to call was Hagen (the lady who handles that stuff is super nice), if you need the number I can find it for you.


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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    I love this thread. Very good idea! I'm going to keep checking back.

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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    I also did this a couple years ago and got lots of stuff. I got a whole bag from Pretty Bird. Lafeber sent lots of little treats and food samples and Harrison's sent a little sample with brochure's and info. Lafeber also sent a bird folder with info. I started buying Harrison's because of that sample.

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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    Thanks Celeste! I was actually on the Hagen website just now so I have the number. Their food looks awesome, I want to switch already, but I think I need to get a bunch of samples first, see what my birdies like!
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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    this is pretty cool, good idea.

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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    Celeste, do you have contact info or a website for the Seed Factory/Volkman? I can't seem to find the main company....Or is it "birdseed.com"?
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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    I have often wished that bird food manufacterers would packet, one feeding, type samples to sell at retail pet stores, so you didn't have to spend an arm and a leg on something your bird won't eat. But this is an even better idea, although my birds are Harrisons girls and as the saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"

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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    Hey Celeste, are the companies that said yes sending you samples for both birds then? I mean, like are they sending you a packet for each bird or just a packet of the two sizes/mixes?
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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    Briana, yup, it was birdseed.com. Also, most have said they're sending something for the budgies and something else for Amira. Lafeber is sending one of each of their products (nutriberries, etc), Hagen is sending 2 kinds of egg granule mix for the budgies and tropican for Amira.


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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    I did this a year or so back & got a ton of free stuff sadily to say my birds would have nothing to do with most of it
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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    Briana, Volkman's cockatiel seed is boomers favorite seed out there, he has been eating it since he was a baby and it is cheap online to buy it direct at the birdseed.com site. I have tried to get other seeds for boomer and he sticks his beak up to all of it except Volkman and Merry Medlody seed from the 100% organic store, http://www.organicbirdfood.com/
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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    I updated the responses today!


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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    I did this a while ago, Goldenfeast sent the most generous samples by far. I love that company.


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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    Wow, I got a NICE sample from Pretty Bird - 5 pounds total



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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    Wow. I just sent for some Pretty Bird samples. That's cool that they sent you that much!

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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    LOL i keep on reading antartica on your thing GRRRRRRR conufusling me dam it!
    Thats sooo very cool that they will do that for you

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    Re: Neat Experiment, get free bird food samples

    I tried this, finally.
    • Harrison's sent a tiny packet, enough for one feeding (maybe two). Bella thinks it's okay; she will eat it but look mutinous while doing so.
    • Lafeber's sent a nutri-meal, and several samples of avi-cakes and nutriberries. Bella thinks nutriberries are a fun toy, so she rolls them around the floor. Don't step on them, they're like caltrops!
    • I got a whole bucket of pellets (a small bucket). Bella peered at the pellet I offered her, and then ate it. The next one she ripped from my fingers so fast she accidentally bit me (ouch). She is now buried in her food dish gulping them down at an alarming rate, What do they put in it - bird crack?
    • Bella loves her Roudybush, so I didn't think to e-mail the company - but I'm curious about the sizes, maybe she would eat a different size other than crumbles?
    • Bella loves her Zupreem, so I didn't ask for samples.
    • Haven't got anything from the seed factory yet.
    • Hagen hasn't responded, which is sad because I really wanted to try some of their food.
    • Pretty Bird doesn't have the best pellets but I was willing to let Bella have some if she liked them. Bella ate a couple, and won't touch them. I guess it's healthier for her. Still, I now have this 3 lb bag of pellets just sitting in my fridge...
    • I plan on e-mailing Goldenfeast, as I really wanted Bella to try some of their products.
    • Totally Organics is another product I can't wait to try.

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