Roudybush:
11% Protein
7% Fat

3.5% FiberFirst four ingredients: Corn, Wheat, Peanut Meal, Soy Oil Smell: Slightly sweet, clean
Size: Many available
Texture: extruded pellet which crumbles at 6 on 1-10 scale Taste: Grape Nuts, yummy
Totally Organic:
15% Protein
6% Fat
6% Fiber
First four ingredients: Rice, Barley, Corn, Alfalfa Leaf Smell: Alfalfa
Size: < 1/4" diameter, 5/8" long
Texture: extruded pellet which crumbles at 4 on 1-10 scale Taste: Alfalfa, not unpleasant
One year shelf life. Freezing will extend that date. Refrigeration not necessary if kept in cool, dry place.
I'll let you know in a few days how the birds respond.

Sincerely,
Joanne
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I use Kaytee Exact Organic
Protein 15.0%
Fat 6.0%
Fiber 5.0%
First five ingredients are:
Ground organic corn
Ground organic wheat
Roasted organic soybeans
Ground organic oats
Ground organic flax seed
They have no real odor to speak of, come in two sizes.

Does anyone have an aversion to the Kaytee products? Two pounds cost
11 dollars.
I use Kaytee Exact Organic Protein 15.0% Fat 6.0% Fiber 5.0% First five ingredients are: Ground organic corn Ground organic ... speak of, come in two sizes. Does anyone have an aversion to the Kaytee products? Two pounds cost 11 dollars.

How much is a 50# bag? That's how I buy and I feel that < $150 is my limit. At the 2# price, 50# comes to $275 plus tax. You can buy Harrison's and a few new toys for that.

Sincerely,
Joanne
If it's right for you, then it's right, . . . . . for you!!!

http://www.jobird.com
How much is a 50# bag? That's how I buy and I feel that < $150 is my limit. At the 2# price, 50# comes to $275 plus tax. You can buy Harrison's and a few new toys for that.[/nq]
Our bird is 150 grams so that bag lasts months. I guess for people who have more birds, large birds, etc. would need to buy in bulk. You may want to search on the Kaytee website and see if they sell in bulk.
I use Kaytee Exact Organic Protein 15.0% Fat 6.0% Fiber ... aversion to the Kaytee products? Two pounds cost 11 dollars.

Funny you should ask. It's just an another overpriced, mass marketed pellet.
How much is a 50# bag? That's how I buy and I feel that < $150 is my limit. At the 2# price, 50# comes to $275 plus tax. You can buy Harrison's and a few new toys for that.[/nq]
There are three premium pellets - Harrison, Scenic and Tropican. You can get a 20 lb bag of Tropican for $30.95
http://www.birdalog.com/index.cfm/S/14/Hagen Tropican Lifetime Granules.htm Never seen Scenic in anything other than 2 lb bags, but even in that size it's only $5.95.
I found Harrison to be grossly overpriced with a design that resulted in maximum waste,. When I first got on the net I swapped e-mails with a girl that worked with Dr. Harrison while in college. IMO Harrison wasn't that good of a pellet (mostly corn). The big selling point was that it was organic.
There are three premium pellets - Harrison, Scenic and Tropican. You can get a 20 lb bag of Tropican for ... college. IMO Harrison wasn't that good of a pellet (mostly corn). The big selling point was that it was organic.

Thank you for the info. Just ordered 4.4# of Tropican. It sounds like it should smell good with the fruit flavoring.
So far, the birds are liking the Totally Organic.
Probably the smart thing to do is mix the best of the best for the broadest range of nutrition in the pellet portion of their diet.

I think Harrison's was cleverly marketed and to make it appealing for vets to want to handle it, the price was and is even more so now, more than I want to spend for what the product is.

Sincerely,
Joanne
If it's right for you, then it's right, . . . . . for you!!!

http://www.jobird.com
There are three premium pellets - Harrison, Scenic and Tropican. ... corn). The big selling point was that it was organic.

Thank you for the info. Just ordered 4.4# of Tropican. It sounds like it should smell good with the fruit ... the price was and is even more so now, more than I want to spend for what the product is.

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Joanne: Tropican is a very nice pellet food. It's available in different size crumbles depending on the kind of bird you have. It's very aromatic ... a wonderful fruity smell. I'm disappointed that my birds are not big fans of Tropican, as I think it's a healthy nutritious pellet food. Every now and again, I buy a small bag and mix it in with their seeds hoping that they'll take a shine to it. I don't mind spending the money if my guys will eat it, but so far I haven't had much luck with it. I guess birds are like kids sometimes .. no matter how enticing you make the food, they just won't eat it.
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Joanne: Tropican is a very nice pellet food. It's available in different size crumbles depending on the kind of bird ... (warning: graphic content) Be part of the solution, not part of the problem ... please spay or neuter your pets

Linda, did you taste it? I will when it arrives.
I can understand why they like the Roudybush. The flavor of Totally Organics surprises me that they are liking it.
Even better than mixing, I think I'll just alternate them.

Sincerely,
Joanne
If it's right for you, then it's right, . . . . . for you!!!

http://www.jobird.com
Funny you should ask. It's just an another overpriced, mass marketed pellet.

How much is a 50# bag? That's how I buy ... can buy Harrison's and a few new toys for that.

There are three premium pellets - Harrison, Scenic and Tropican. You can get a 20 lb bag of Tropican for ... college. IMO Harrison wasn't that good of a pellet (mostly corn). The big selling point was that it was organic.

Yes, organic is especially important to me and I am willing to pay a bit more for it, even double. Mika likes them and eats them daily freely and so why would I change.
My querry came because I didn't see anyone mention Kaytee and wondered if it was inferior. After I'm through with chemotherapy I am going to look into making my own pellets for no other reason than I can have exact control of what Mika eats.
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