Not all bird feeds are formulated the same. Some bird feeds are basically just a random collection of bird seeds and with standard nutritional profile, but there are gaps in its nutritional profile. For example, it is too heavy on calcium or there is not enough protein or the energy component is lacking. When it comes to bird feed, you should look for a premium bird feed that not only meets the nutritional requirements of your bird, but also is standard enough that it maintains your bird's general nutrition.
For example, if you are using high-energy, high-calcium bird feed for your bird and your bird is not laying eggs, you are not only wasting money because you are paying more for this formulation, but it is also not doing your bird any good. It is not really improving your bird's health anymore than if you are feeding it a maintenance diet. The Roudybush Maintenance Mini feed from Pet Store is for maintenance diets.
It means it is the standard feed for birds that are not laying eggs or they are already mature birds, they are not chicks. By feeding them a maintenance diet, you are avoiding over supplementation and giving them the right nutritional profile for their stage of development. Roudybush Maintenance Mini is for mini birds and that includes cockatiels, budgerigars also known as budgies, African love birds, canaries, ring necks and other birds of this class.
Even lorries and lorikeets will accept this feed. These birds are normally nectar feeders, so their droppings are normally wet, but if you give them Roudybush Maintenance Mini, their droppings would be a bit drier, but they would still take this feed. Roudybush Maintenance Mini has such a complete nutritional profile for non-laying adult birds that you do not have to give them many extra vitamins or extra minerals. In fact, those might be harmful because it might exceed their nutritional profile with Roudybush Maintenance Mini. This feed is nutritionally complete and that is why you save money on supplements.
However, if you wish to supplement your bird's diet with fruit and vegetable treats, that is fine as long as you give them just a small part and it pays a minor role or a small component of their diet. Natural sources like fresh fruits and vegetables are okay, but do not use concentrated supplements. If your bird during its cycle with this bird feed starts to mate or begins to lay eggs or it has a propensity for developing hypocalcemia, which is low calcium levels, mix two-thirds of this feed with one-third Roudybush High-Energy Breeder so that you can give your pet more calcium for them to cope with the hypocalcemia or deal with the depleted calcium levels that happens with egg laying.
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Roudybush Maintenance Premium Bird Food When nutrition is important, Roudybush premium foods are second to none. Use this diet when switching your bird from its old diet to Roudybush. Continue to feed to adult birds that are not laying eggs or feeding chicks. Lories and lorikeets, which will accept this diet, will have drier droppings than they have on nectar. If you have a bird that is a chronic egg-layer or a bird with a tendency to develop hypocalcemia (like African Greys), mix 2/3 Maintenance with 1/3 High-Energy Breeder to supply more calcium and vitamin D3. Do not give additional vitamin or mineral supplements. Fresh fruit and vegetable treats may be given as a minor part of the diet.
Ingredients Ground Corn, Ground Wheat, Peanut Meal, Soy Meal, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Yucca Shidigens extract, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, Sodium Selenite (on Calcium Carbonate) Niacin, Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (source of Vit. E), Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Zinc Oxide, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vit K), Cyanocobalamin (VitB12), Vit D3 Sup., Folic Acid, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Propionic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Acetic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid, and natural apple flavoring.