Well, it's been about a month since I've switched. My birds, the small breeds and young ones, basically starved themselves to near death. Older and bigger birds will eat it if there is nothing else. I have been mixing the pellets with water and then giving it to them. They are finally getting back to a good weight. No idea if they will ever eat dry good old pellets w/o help, lol. Anyone else need to help their birds along?