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Rabbit And Guinea Pig Pellets For Budgies ?

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Sounds promising so far. I did confirm via email that Heathrow was right in that the SQ team were affected as they gorged themselves on the lucerne when they were not used to it in their diet.

 

Renee, in regards to the older birds not eating all of the pellets, this is exactly what I've found with the bird pellets. But that is fairly typical of feeding budgies, the young ones will give most things a go whereas the older ones are more set in their dietary patterns. Sounds like us actually ^_^

 

Also, Renee and Kaz, you're both using the WPI, how are you feeding it to your birds and how much do you give them? I guess in some sort of soft mix.

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Also, Renee and Kaz, you're both using the WPI, how are you feeding it to your birds and how much do you give them? I guess in some sort of soft mix.

 

Yes I use Muscle XL powder that Kaz recommended and is based on highly digestible whey isolates. I put a tablespoon per soft food mix.

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I use a tablespoon to a large icecream container of softfood mix.

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Today I went to the produce store in NZ and saw that all the rabbit pellets they had available contained Cycostat -- An additive that is designed to prevent the outbreak of coccidiosis. Do the ones you feed your birds contain that? If so, hows it going? If not ... What do you think this would do as far as the birds health is concerned?

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Today I went to the produce store in NZ and saw that all the rabbit pellets they had available contained Cycostat -- An additive that is designed to prevent the outbreak of coccidiosis. Do the ones you feed your birds contain that? If so, hows it going? If not ... What do you think this would do as far as the birds health is concerned?

No, they do not contain that here. On the other hand chicken mash and crumbles does.

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Had to go and buy more rabbit/guinea pig pellets.........now the adults are eating as many as the babies....they all love them :emoticon112:

 

There are rabbit pellets and there are rabbit pellets though. Saw some at a more local petfood supplier and they looked awful, smelt awful and had a glossy fatty sheen to them like they were "waterproof" ....I asked and they were a different manufacturer. I didnt buy them....went further afield and bought the ones the budgies like :)

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Bumping topic for an interesting read :)

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And so it is an interesting read...

 

Added a little bit of rabbit pellets today... the birds all smashed them! Gone very quickly.

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