Lafeber's Nutri-Berries Parakeet Food
a yes buy
My birds love them, and the trick is to slowly introduce the berry balls.
Stick a few on top of their normally seed mix. It will get them to interact with the 'berry' part of the product.
December 11, 2014
My picky little parakeet is a seed junkie. He won't touch anything other than seed. While this is still seed it's much better for him and I love that this food is hulled! My parakeet had no problem switching food and took to it right away. I do crumble up the nutri berries, because I keep the grate in the bottom of the cage. This food is a bit more expensive but very worth it in my opinion!
February 5, 2014
excellent nutrition for picky eaters
I started using Nutri-berries about 15 years ago. My cockatiel was in intensive care because she had developed bleeding ulsers due to malnutrition! She was picky and would only eat seed. We thought that as long as she was eating the seed, she was getting good nutrition. After the experience of almost losing her, we started using Nutri-berries, as recommended by the vet. She had no trouble making the switch, and she lived to be over 25 years old!
When we first started giving the Nutri-berries to our parakeets, they would drop them on the cage floor, and a lot of food was going to waste. Now, we just break up the "berries" and scoop the food into the dish. They still play with the food, but a lot less is wasted.
For anyone who hates the mess of regular bird seed, this is the answer, since there are no seed hulls to fly around and out of the cage everytime the birds eat.
January 8, 2013
Can't get my birds to eat them
I know they are healthy for birds but I can't get mine to eat this food. They just get thrown to the floor. I have taken the time to crumble them all up and mixed with the seed, but they still seem to be a waste on my birds.
Also it is too time consuming for me to do that anyone. I may as well just give them the seed they like.
October 16, 2012