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SDavies
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:13 am    Post subject: should i keep on the High Potency Diet pellets or convert...

hello, i feed my kakarikis harrinsons pellets as the base food
they have been on high potency for 6 months now and usually you switch over to Adult Lifetime Diet after then

it says on the site that some birds do better on high potency diet like "African Grey, large Macaw, or Palm or Moluccan Cockatoo"


what do you think about kakarikis? im due to put another order in and don't know which to go for

http://www.mah-shop.co.uk/harrisons-bird-foods-8-c.asp


thanks :)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:27 am    Post subject:

Put them on the adult lifetime once six months has passed. This was said to me by my Vet.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:04 am    Post subject:

thanks Trev, this was a while back :)
we stuck with high protein, but more pricey but worth it
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:32 am    Post subject:

please remind me to reply later :)
or maybe Steps can drop by and comment on those High Potency rip-off.

Jezuz!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:12 am    Post subject:

What are these for?
Is there anything in them that a balanced diet doesnt give???
I wouldnt have thought so....

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:51 pm    Post subject:

Hi!

Harrisons is an EXCELLENT brand and they have very good products as far as I know, in fact at LoroParque they feed Harrisons pellets as part of the diet of many birds.
But... I think the price is a bit excessive.
For that kind of money I think you can buy a 20kg bag of very good quality seed, second-to-none to a pelleted diet in my opinion.

Or maybe there's some cheaper provider around your place of the same pellet brand.

I mean no offense to anyone, I believe we must give the best we can to our birds, but... I think we must also watch our pockets.
If we were talking of certain rare bird with very special dietary needs, I would shut up, but I think we are here to help.
I have also spent loads of money in somehow stupid ways falling prey to marketing and these need to be a "cool" bird breeder, like buying toys and other stuff like pellets.
Toys... birds couldn't be happier than with a lettuce leave, or a fresh willow or eucalyptus branch full of leaves and buds.

Just my 2 cents and I hope no-one gets offended.
I just hate to see other guys making somehow the same mistakes I did.

Cheers / Pablo

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