Last Updated on by Mitch Rezman
Mitch at Windy City Parrots asked me to send you some bird food samples for your parakeets.
Normally, we do not send sample sizes of our Parakeet size Tropican Egg Granules or Tropimix Egg Food. But, because Windy City Parrot is one of our premier online supporters of our HARI Approved Bird Food Products, I told them I would make an exception.
Therefore, enclosed you will find a 1.7 lb. Tropimix Egg Food for your young parakeets.
I would suggest mixing the Tropimix Egg Food into their normal food and also adding a dish to their cage with only the Tropimix Egg Food. Tropimix Egg Food can be served moistened as well-just be sure to remove uneaten moist food after an hour.
In the message to WCP, you mentioned that they dig the food out of their cups.
This is typical for youngsters. Yes…they are looking for something. Perhaps a food item they recognize and it’s not there.
Parakeets are ground foragers and I would suggest that you offer some millet spray strategically located in their cage.
This will help with their need to look for something.
As millet spray and many seed-based blends are insufficient in necessary vitamins and minerals, you can mist the millet spray with water just enough to moisten and dust the spray millet with Prime Vitamins.
This is one of the sneaky yet fun ways in which we can get our little birds the vitamins and minerals they need– all while providing a foraging opportunity!
For more information on enrichment and care for your parakeets, please check our HARI Blog site: www.hari.ca or our formal site for the Hagen Avicultural Research Institute (HARI) www.hagen.com/hari
If you have any questions about our HARI Approved Products or care for your bird, please do not hesitate to contact me.
And, I hope that you continue to support our HARI Approved products through fine online retailers such as Windy City Parrot.