I know this is an old post but ill chime in. Dont most pellets label to only feed a certain percent daily??? Yet, you are speaking of them as an entire only diet. Well, i recently listed my parrots diet which nobody has commented on yet...and its been a week.
I hate roudy bush. They have a very hard outoutsideBeing an owner that chooses a pellet with a shelf life (and i know all too well that the regulars on this forum tend to write negative and judgemental responses to using this as reasoning... Regardless, it is my choice. ☺) And, ive chosen zupreem natural. Sure, theres some sugar, but at least no dyes. And, its their evening meal which knowing myself, my schedule...is one i CAN be consistent about. They r conveniently at petco. I personally like their texture and taste. (Ive tried them) And my birds do not scale. Infact, just today someone remarked how noticeably healthy looking my parrots are.
Sure ive gained a lot of info from these forums thankfully. Lighting, flock, cage size, fooding etc. But, for the longest time i battled in understanding and balancing some of the extreme scientific data posted, with that of my birds that would make their own choices i can not force! Lol! I could turn to scientific data and explanation for my human food consumption. Instead, i google and eat the top super foods. I dont consume alcohol and tobacco. However, its highly likely ill have a candy bar when ever i please. They say a half hour day of exercise is sufficient. I hope theyre including walking in the super market where i buy those candy bars! Because, i only do ten minutes exercise in the a.m. why!!!??? I factor in what i WILL stick with. My parrots arent eating gloop. And by the way, food is expensive, its hard though i do my best, versus others more at liberty. My birds will eat peas, fruit-berries...walnuts, almonds. Baby food carrots and sweet potatoes only if mixed with fruit. Occasional pasta and rice--- regardless... Popcorn for fun. I also believe that their mental state is linked to their health as well!!! Now they have each others company. Light stimulating music. Morning trick routine that includes ten flying back and forth laps. (Thats all theyll do). Do i make them work for food!!!??? Hell yea! (Only the crushed nuts) then they are free to eat their second half breakfbreakfas undesturbed. Because theyre motivated. And i have stuck with it for three years 7 days a week. Its stimulation, fun for me, bonding quality that they expect. In the end, something is better than nothing. But i believe i do better than just something. I dont live in a house unfortunately but ive sacrificed for their captive unfairness. Rough world. Rougher for them! Therefore, so what...if theyre consuming soy and sugar?
Hell, i just found out my summer swimming hole growing up, is now on the toxic superfund list. This isnt a pretty world! Still, i like to think...they feel my love and care!
Piccolo and Pod