Last Updated on by Catherine Tobsing
“The best pellet is the one your bird will eat” ~ Catherine Tobsing, President, Windy City Parrot.
I love talking about pellets for pet birds.
Regarding your question about Harrison’s pellets.
It is recommended to start with Harrison’s Adult Lifetime pellets before transitioning to High Potency pellets.
Adult Lifetime pellets are formulated for healthy, non-breeding adult birds and provide complete and balanced nutrition.
High Potency pellets, on the other hand, are formulated for birds that are nutritionally deficient or recovering from illness, injury, or surgery, and have higher nutrient levels.
It’s important to make a gradual transition to High Potency pellets under the guidance of a veterinarian or avian specialist.
Respectfully, opinions are not reliable pieces of data. I’ve been selling bird food commercially for 21 years and here’s what I learned.
Don’t know much about BirdTricks but I know they are Great bird people.
We sell it but don’t talk about it a lot.
Zupreem is loaded with sugar which is why birds like it.
If you have pellets your bird is not eating try drizzling some apple juice over them.
From Harrison’s bid food site:
All of our bird service products are safe and healthy and are approved by our co-owner who is a Board Certified Avian Veterinarian, Dr. Greg Burkett. Feel free to contact him at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Here’s the thing
Take Harrisons Adult Lifetime – same pellet 5 sizes.
Speaking of Roudybush and if you talk to Tom Roudybush (I have), the food contains no soy.
He and I both feel strongly soy is a hormonal trigger. One pellet 5 sizes.
Higgins InTune is a standalone pellet but you will find it in various sizes in all of their seed and Blended bags of bird food.
Mark Hagen developed HARI Tropimix at the Hagen Avicultural Research Institute.
Mark is a good friend and has a Master’s in agriculture.
He runs the bird supply side of Hagen the world’s largest manufacturer of pet supplies selling in 60 countries.
Hagen also adds Tropican pellets to their seed nut and seed blends just like Higgins.
The difference with Hagen pellets is the bigger the bird, the bigger the pellet (like everyone else) BUT the bigger the pellet, the higher levels of protein.
Based on the paradigm that a scarlet macaw requires higher levels of protein than a Quaker parrot.
Respectfully read the labels or talk to me – there are no avian nutrition courses taught in avvian veterinarian school – FYI
Hope that helps
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