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Re: Opinions on nutraberrys

Postby Pajarita » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:40 am

Nutriberries are seeds. Period. They do have dry veggies and fruits in them but I seriously doubt the birds eat them when they have the seeds right next to them. And, as Wolf said, these fruits and veggies are not organic, they are dry (not good for a parrot to eat dry stuff) and have preservatives to retain the color and texture (not good). I don't have a huge beef with man-made vitamins and minerals as long as they are used as a supplement to a good fresh food diet with plenty of naturally food-derived vitamins and minerals from their raw and frozen produce intake (my birds get some sprinkled on their gloop twice a week). But I would not recommend anybody relying on Nutriberries to provide these vits and mins, either. They are there but they are covering the seeds that make up the Nutriberries and parrots don't ever eat the hulls so even though they can eat the whole thing, I doubt enough if any of the supplements are getting into them as the enriched hulls will be discarded along with the hulls they peel off. I personally prefer to feed nuts to my large birds and a mixture of seeds and nuts to the medium-sized or just seeds to the small ones.
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Re: Opinions on nutraberrys

Postby ILoveParrot » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:42 pm

Does anyone here owns a Small Cockatoo? I wonder if it's okay for me to feed my cockatoo Nutri-berries.
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Re: Opinions on nutraberrys

Postby Bird woman » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:11 pm

I have all sizes of cockatoos and yes they get nutraberrys , not for a main diet , that's mostly veggies and those I free feed along with 2 kinds of fruit a day. They get a mixture of seed, pellets and 2 nutraberrys at night and sometimes a nut or 2. There's so much on the diet debate that this is what I've come up with that my whole flock will except. They always have fresh veggies available everyday all day but the rest is measured amounts. :D BW
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Re: Opinions on nutraberrys

Postby Pajarita » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:10 pm

There is nothing inherently wrong with seeds or products made with seeds (like Avicakes and Nutriberries), the trick is not to use them as a staple.
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