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    Shock diet change

    Martin, for years now, has been on the ZuPreem Avian Entrees. I have ordered it from Northern Parrots in the past but, just as the last bag is running out, I have learned that the AE have been discontinued and thus I pretty much have no way of getting these in the UK anymore!

    I purchased the ZuPreem natural pellets off Northern Parrots, which should be arriving in a few days. Hopefully Martin will like them as sadly this will be a "shock" diet change...as soon as the bag of the Avian Entrees runs out (probably just as these new bags arrive!), he will have these new pellets, and there will simply be no choice really!

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    Re: Shock diet change

    Oh yay what timing! The food just arrived...days earlier than I thought it would. This will make it a bit of an easier transition.

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    Re: Shock diet change

    Eeps, hopefully Martin will take to them. My tiel took to new pellets (roudybush) with no issue and he is used to Zupreem Fruit blend (different color, texture, size). I found hand feeding worked really well for getting the new food to be accepted.

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    Re: Shock diet change

    Martin is such a fussy eater. But hopefully it will go well! Got some new snacks for him too, which I hope he will like.

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    Re: Shock diet change

    Did you try calling Bob and Di at Midland parrots? they might have a back stock to make the change more gradual?

    Tho i am enjoying the image of you snuggled down on the couch eating AE to prove to Martin it's food lol


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    Re: Shock diet change

    Just tried them - but they are closed already for the day. Will give them a try again

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    Re: Shock diet change

    Well Helen, at least zupreem doesn't taste too bad for his couch munching.

    I'm sure Martin will switch over just fine, with a little persuasion from his Daddy. Let us know how it goes, always good to hear others experiences with the picky eaters!

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    Re: Shock diet change

    Quote Originally Posted by pixibubbles View Post
    Tho i am enjoying the image of you snuggled down on the couch eating AE to prove to Martin it's food lol
    The real question is, will Dan be able to make the switch.
    We got lots of Ham here

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    Re: Shock diet change

    Hopefully not

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    Re: Shock diet change

    I wouldn't worry too much; I have a heavy suspicion that the Avian Entrees are just the Natural pellets mixed with some extra goodies. I've used both (even at the same time) and there doesn't appear to be much difference between them. Pinto eats each just as happily.

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    Re: Shock diet change

    Have you tried feeding Martin the new pellets yet? I am eager for a report of how he does with them.
    Mary, Cosmo, Kaylaur, Perry & Tyler, and Spaz (temporary foster). And we can't forget the furry kids Pepper & Chewy!

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    Re: Shock diet change

    Going to start mixing them tomorrow. Will report!

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    Re: Shock diet change

    My Harrisons samples arrived today so I have decided to try to get Martin to eat these, along with some seed and a few other things I have, before doing the full changeover. Hopefully he will like these new little things - but he is SUCH a fussy eater...

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    Re: Shock diet change

    How's he doing now? I'm also very curious on how Martin does considering he takes food so seriously.


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    Re: Shock diet change

    He's been fine! Took to them quickly enough, thankfully.

    If only he was like that with vegetables, he never eats any.

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