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    Dry Food (Roudybush Crumbles) Gets Sticky when He Eats

    I've been feeding Roudybush for years and never had this occur. When he eats for some reason the food gets sticky/gummy and clings to his
    beak and feet when he tries to clean his beak. I can't figure out what's causing the moisture that gums up the dry food.
    He's acting completely normal except he seems to eat or want to eat more often. Everything else seems normal.
    Has anyone else seen this occur with their bird?
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Dry Food (Roudybush Crumbles) Gets Sticky when He Eats

    What size Roudybush pellets are you feeding him? Are they the mini, crumbles, large and are they near the water dish?
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    Re: Dry Food (Roudybush Crumbles) Gets Sticky when He Eats

    What I usually do when I open a fresh bag of Roudybush, I store in a glass storage jar with a good seal.. Like an oversized Mason jar. Sometimes humidity can play a factor too!
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    Re: Dry Food (Roudybush Crumbles) Gets Sticky when He Eats

    Check the ingredients. Hopefully you have an older box or sack to compare with the new one. It seems as though ingredients in bird seed, or, even in pellets, are changing on a regular basis. I suppose those who make the mixes or pellets find an ingredient they decide is better for our birds. In my view, this may have happened to you, and now, a new ingredient is affecting your bird.

    I found an ingredient in my budgie seed a year or so ago called maltradextrose, or dextrose.You often see this ingredient in human foods. This ingredient is supposed to be a food preservative but it is a sugar alcohol, chemically made. I am 99% sure this ingredient caused my budgie to get diabetes, because too much sugar or salt is never good for birds. So, there can be some ingredients in seeds and pellets, that can compromise our birds health. My bird had eaten the same seed mix for 5 years, and until he started acting different, and his poops being much greener, and, him constantly drinking water, I had no clue the ingredients had been changed in the seed mix. Now, I check every month, before I purchase the seed, and compare it with an older sack. I have since changed brands. And he is much, much better. No maltradextrose in the new brand. Sugary foods for birds, will cause them to drink more water. So will salt. In my years of having budgies in my home, I found that generally they do not drink alot of water. Seeing my Muffin constantly drinking water was a red flag for me.
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    Re: Dry Food (Roudybush Crumbles) Gets Sticky when He Eats

    Thats really weird the roudybush is doing that. It sure never happened to any of our birds in my family and they have been eating roudybush for years. If it were me I would look into your birds beak just to make sure it is good and clean and also dry inside. Sometimes birds can get Candidiasis which causes them to get something like white cotton spider webs inside their beaks. I dont know if it would cause them to get wet beaks that the roudybush would stick to but just incase I would take a peak into your birds beak. It is easy to spot and easy to treat if caught early. Other then that perhaps your bird drinks lots when he is eating the roudybush and maybe it is sticking to his wet beak.
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    Re: Dry Food (Roudybush Crumbles) Gets Sticky when He Eats

    I have been using Roudybush for a long time. Tango actually prefers the Roudybush over the Harrison's. Wouldn't hurt to compare the ingredients though.
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    Re: Dry Food (Roudybush Crumbles) Gets Sticky when He Eats

    Roudybush is a favorite in our family as well and so is TOPS pellets.
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