Roudybush Daily Maintenance Bird Food Crumble is scientifically formulated for the care of healthy adult birds. All natural, high-quality ingredients work together to build a diet specifically formulated with the nutrition your bird requires. This comprehensive formula doesn't have any artificial colors, flavors or animal by-products and doesn't require any additional vitamin or mineral supplements for a complete meal. This recipe is a great diet to feed pet birds year-round and for off-season breeding birds.
- Developed with all-natural and high-quality ingredients and made without added sugars, colors, flavors or animal by-products.
- 100% edible means all nutrition and no waste for easier clean-up and a healthier diet.
- This complete diet means no additional vitamin or mineral supplements are needed.
- Intended for adult birds that are not laying eggs or feeding chicks.
- Ideal for birds 3 inches and taller such as Cockatiels, Quakers, Lovebirds, Budgerigars (Parakeets), Conures, Ringnecks, Parrotlets, Canaries and Neophemas
Ingredients:Ground Corn, Ground Wheat, Soy Meal, Soy Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, DL-Methionine, L-Arginine, Niacin, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Lecithin, Silicon Dioxide (carrier for liquid antioxidants), Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (source of Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid, Manganese Sulfate, Yucca shidigera Extract, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Dried Yeast, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Zinc Oxide, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin (source of Vitamin B12), Sodium Selenite (on Calcium Carbonate), Propionic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Acetic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid, and Natural Apple Flavoring.
Use this diet when switching your bird from its old diet to Roudybush. Continue to feed to Adult birds that are not laying eggs or feeding chicks. Lories and lorikeets, which will accept this diet, will have drier droppings than they have on nectar. If you have a bird that is a chronic egg - layer or a bird with a tendency to develop hypocalcaemia (like African Greys), mix 2/3 Maintenance with 1/3 High - Energy Breeder to supply more calcium and vitamin D3. Do not give additional vitamin or mineral supplements. Fresh fruit and vegetable treats may be given as a minor part of the diet.
Ways to switch your birds over to pellets or crumbles:
Controlled Cold Turkey: This method may be used with finicky, resistant birds that are starting out a normal or excessive body weight. Remove all of their diet and fill the feeds with pellets. If you have the ability to weigh your bird, weight it first thing in the morning on the day of the switch and weight your bird every morning. If you bird loses more than 3-5% of its body weight, put it back on its old diet for 1 - 2 weeks, then try the switch again. If you are unable to weigh your bird, change the cage papers the day you make the switch and do not use litters, so you can evaluate droppings. If the fecal part of the dropping is small and dark green or black or if the droppings have no fecal portion, it means your bird is not eating. You can go for 2 full days for small species of birds and 3 full days for large species of birds. If your bird's droppings are still anorexic at the end of the switch period, put your bird back on its old diet for 1 - 2 weeks and then try the switch again. Most birds will switch the first time. The most finicky birds may take 3 attempts.
Gradual Switch: This technique works with birds that will try and eat many different foods. Mix 3/4 of the original diet with 1/4 of the Roudybush pellets or crumbles. Feed this mixture for one to 2 weeks. Increase the proportion of Roudybush to 1/3 and feed for one to 2 weeks. Continue increasing the proportion of Roudybush. When you reach 3/4 or more Roudybush, change the cage papers and do not use litter so you can evaluate droppings. If you see anorexic droppings (see description above in Controlled Cold Turkey), add more of the original diet for a week or two. This method is slower but safe for those owners who cannot closely monitor their birds.
Act as if you are eating the Roudybush. Many birds will try foods they see their owners eating. Many birds will like Roudybush pellets once they have tried them as treats from their owner and convert easily after that. Always make sure your bird's droppings indicate they are are eating once you completely make the switch to pellets.