Hey Guys. I have a little problem. Not long ago, I bought this new food "Zoo Vital Keet/Canary/Finch Daily Diet w/Fruit" for Jade. She was always on a seed diet with pellets mixed and I would give her fruits and veggies. She never liked fresh fruits so much no matter how I would give it to her. (Chopped, full size, smashed.) I think Ive tried everything and she only eats it when I hand feed her but not all the time. It took her a little over a week to get used to the new food. I started out my smashing it and adding seeds to it. She liked it and I always made the amout of seeds get smaller. The last 2 days I removed all the seeds and she ate it just fine. Yesterday was a really stormy and windy day. It rained all day and there was really hard wind. She was in my room, it was warm and her cage was covered. It was also dark she she slept all day. Last night, before I went to sleep I noticed her eating that food and then about 5 minutes later she was doing something weird with her neck. She moved it up and down as if she was chocking and them she vomited. I could tell that that was the food she just ate because it was the same color. I was so worried, it was really hard for me to do anything after that. I right away cleaned everything up and it was really warm inside so I went with her cage outside to breath some fresh air and I talked to her. She calmed down and it looked like she was feeling better. I went with her back to my room and then she played with her toys like she would normaly do and then she fell asleep on her swing. This morning I cleaned her cage again, changed her water and I took out that food and gave her only seeds. Do you guys think there is something wrong with that food? Or did I take the seeds away from her to fast? I couldn't understand if maybe she was sleeping all day because of the darkness in my room and because of the bad weather made her think it was night or maybe because she didn't feel well and I never noticed? I am very mad at my self and I don't know what to do.
Here is a picture of what the "Zoo Vital Keet/Canary/Finch Daily Diet w/Fruit" looks like:
You can find everything about it at this site: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=18888
This is what it says about the food:
Nutritionally balanced bird food for parakeets, finches, and canaries. Pellet-style diet is 100% edible for less waste and mess. Fortified with vitamins for your bird's health. Also contains five different strains of beneficial probiotic bacteria for improved digestion and stomach health. Contains papaya, pineapple, banana, apples, and more to appeal to even the most finicky pet bird. Fun, colorful shapes are easy for your bird to hold and digest and add excitement to feeding time. Contains just 5% fat. 27 oz bag is packed in a resealable zipper barrier bag for added freshness. Ingredients:
Wheat, Corn, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Oat Groats, Corn Gluten Meal, Papaya, Pineapple, Banana, Diced Apples, Soybean Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Molasses, Dried Brewer's Yeast Fermentation Product, Salt, Sugar, Whey Solids, Vitamin A Palmitate, Animal Sterol (Source of Vitamin D3), Alpha Tocopherol (Source of Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate (Source of Vitamin K), Biotin, Choline Chloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Chloride, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Iron Methionine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Product, Dried Lactobacillus bulgaricus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus lactis Fermentation Product, Lecithin, Natural Mixed Tocopherol, Rosemary Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Artificial Colors and Flavors Added.
What do you guys think of it?