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Tropican Diet Conversion Using Tropimix

November 24, 2015 Blog, Recipes for Birds

Convert your bird to pellets!

Use this tip when introducing pellets to your pet bird’s diet

For birds that are resistant to formulated diet, such as Tropican, try moistened Tropimix (one part Tropimix to equal part hot water). The hot water softens the fruit, corn, legumes, and most importantly, softens the Tropican morsels in the Tropimix. The softened Tropican coats your bird’s favorite seeds with the nutty Tropican flavor; therefore, the bird becomes better accustomed to the flavor. Since all of the nuts and seeds in Tropimix are already hulled, this can help break the bird’s habit of hulling seeds.

Be sure to remove moist food from your bird’s cage after one hour.

As your bird eats more of this mix, add a higher ratio of Tropican to Tropimix for ultimate nutrition!

Melanie Allen

About Melanie Allen

Melanie got her start with Parrots in the 1980's with her first parrot, a purchased yellow-naped amazon - who suffered from chronic health issues that stemmed from poor nutrition and inadequate care. Melanie also served as president of Florida Federation of Aviculture, Inc., as a Board Member for National Parrot Rescue & Preservation Foundation, and on the American Federation of Aviculture Nomination Committee. Today, she works closely with aviculturists, retail stores, and companion pet owners, and attends all U.S. “Avi-Industry” conventions, including the American Federation of Aviculture, Avicultural Society of America, and Parrot Festival, on behalf of The Hagen Group.

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