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Is This A Good Diet For Keets? #299652 06/09/08 08:32 PM
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Since I'm finally on vacation from school, I have a lot of time to plan what to feed my birds, but I'm not sure if I'm doing the right thing for them when it comes to nutrition. I've been avoiding seeds and they honestly haven't had any for a few months. I'll give them millet every once in a while, but I'm not sure if avoiding seeds is the smartest thing to do.
This is their diet: In the morning, they either have: 15 grain bread, quaker oats, grape nuts, basically a lot of whole grain foods. In the late afternoon, I give them either: Broccoli, carrots, dandelion greens, kale, cauliflower, or mustard greens. On the weekends I'll make them different types of muffins like blue berry muffins or spicy hot corn muffins. I leave out Harrisons and Zupreem pellets for them all the time so they can snack on them if they get hungry.
With the diet they are on now, is it terrible if I avoid giving them seeds?

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That sounds a lot like the diet my keets are currently on minus all the whole grains and muffins. It sounds like a great diet to me, but keets really should have a small plate of seeds once a week or so just because bids need that hulling activity in their life. Or so I've heard.


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IMO, seeds are healthy for them in moderation. I wouldn't exclude them, and can't think of a reason to. Plus, their beaks are made for hulling. I would think seeds would be a natural part of their diet. Are they essentail or not? I couldn't say.
Otherwise sounds like a good diet to me smile


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my keets are about that way but no muffins i get this food with seeds and pellets and i feed them letus in the afternoon



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I feed my birds seeds mixed with pellets half and half because that is there natural diet they eat seeds in the wild


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Re: Is This A Good Diet For Keets? [Re: Denisesfeathers] #299833 06/10/08 03:31 AM
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Do nutriberries count as seeds??

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Budgies need seed in the diet. The diet you have them on now sounds great but id suggest keeping a supply of seed in with them. One teaspoon per keet is suggested. Just be careful not to put to much seed in because then they will just eat the seed and avoid what you have done with the other foods.


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Originally Posted By: NotEvenAnAnt
Do nutriberries count as seeds??


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Like NotEvenAnAnt, I feed my little ones a combination of nutriberries and avicakes. I sprinkle some Harrison's pellets (ground up into dust) on it. (My birds manage to avoid the dust, grrrr.) Is this a healthy diet? I do give them spinach from time to time.

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It is my opinion that you should feed a 50/50 mix of seeds and pellets, along side all the fresh foods you are feeding. Fresh food are GREAT for them, but usually only have a few vitamins in each type. They need a well rounded amount of each vitamin and nutrient. The best way to achieve that is pellets. The best advice I can give here is to consult your vet on what they suggest for a feeding schedule. THey can customize what you feed based on your birds health and well being. :-)


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Re: Is This A Good Diet For Keets? [Re: KeetCrazy] #299931 06/10/08 04:29 PM
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But what about nutriberries and avicakes?? I know nutriberries are high in fat, but are they considered to be seeds?

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