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Originally Posted by jak2002003 View Post
 

I made this mix because it was getting hard to find the commercial egg parakeet egg food, and it was so expensive... and when I read the ingredients it was full of SUGAR and artificial chemicals. 

Yeah, it is very expensive! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I didn't think to look at the ingredients on the bag I have, but it's Roudybush breeder food or something like that. I don't think they like it; I don't even know if they eat it! And I spent a pretty penny on it!:barnie

I'll try your recipe next time this happens. Can you put parakeet breeder or maintenance pellets with or instead of the chick starter?

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1 John 5:12 - He who has the Son has life.

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post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by DuckGirl77 View Post
 

Yeah, it is very expensive! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I didn't think to look at the ingredients on the bag I have, but it's Roudybush breeder food or something like that. I don't think they like it; I don't even know if they eat it! And I spent a pretty penny on it!:barnie

I'll try your recipe next time this happens. Can you put parakeet breeder or maintenance pellets with or instead of the chick starter?

Try feeding only a small amount of that mix you have and have it in a different feeder so you can see at the end of the day if they have eaten it.. perhaps just use a teaspoon full.  Also try adding some water to it to moisten it... they seem not to like it day and powdery.

 

I am not sure about you adding the parakeet pellets to my mix recipe.  Maybe the mix won't get to the crumbly fluffy texture... but you could try.  Use the breeder pellets... since they are breeding lol.

 

But chick starter is very inexpensive and you can buy small bags of it too in most places.. so you won't have to have a huge sack of the stuff.

 

Please let us know how you gets on.

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