Can Birds Eat Chook Laying Pellets?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by Chikees123, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Chikees123

    Chikees123 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 5, 2012
    Western Australia
    Hello everyone,
    A few months ago I got my baby western galah, GaGah.
    He (Or she?!) is very tame and friendly. Well, I bought
    some bird pellets for him and he loves them. I was wondering
    if it is safe to feed him chook laying pellets?

    Chikees123 :)
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I would not feed him anything other than parrot pellet diet. Chickens and parrots have very different nutritional needs. It is just not worth the risk. Also, don't forget to supplement your bird's diet with lots of healthy fruits and vegetables too, and they can have a small number of nuts each day. Nuts are high in fat though so they should be limited carefully
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2013
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Laying pellets are have high calcium from chickens that lay eggs every day. I do not know the nutritional needs of a parrots but too much calcium can cause kidney failure. I would not risk it.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2013

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