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 Post subject: Dumor brand
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:56 am 
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bag of cockatiels seed,
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:58 am 
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That's looks really good to me.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:30 am 
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I have doubts about it. There's very little information available on that brand, and this link says it's made by Purina for the Tractor Supply Company: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/inde ... 615AAx6FiS

Tractor Supply seems to be the only seller, and the product line seems to be aimed more at livestock and poultry than pets: http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/search/dumor

I couldn't find a picture of their cockatiel mix, but their parrot mix looks like it's seeds, dried corn and other dried vegetables, with no pellets in the mix. The ingredients have a VERY long list of additives. A lot of it is vitamins and minerals, but it's questionable how much of this the bird would actually eat. When vitamins are added to a seed mix, they're sprayed on the hulls. This works for chickens since they swallow seed whole but parrots don't eat the hulls. Cockatiels tend to not eat dried fruits and vegetables in a seed mix.



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 Post subject: Re: Dumor brand
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:45 am 
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Yes, it is at tractor supply
It's is a better not to buy it

Thanks so much !!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:00 pm 
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And these ones?


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 Post subject: Re: Dumor brand
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:00 pm 
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And these ones?

Thous are both good brands.



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 Post subject: Re: Dumor brand
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:09 pm 
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What I'm looking is for seeds, they do eat both Harrison high balance and roughly bush brand of natural pellets plus zupreem fruitblend, once in a while I give them lafebers pellet-berry, cooked quinoa, kale, broccoli, chia, flax seed, I tried to give them variety .
for seed I used to buyed the vitakraft menu, but I have been trowing almost everything because they won't eat the dried fruit and vegetables,

I just bought the zupreem smart select, will see how much they like it


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:26 pm 
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Cockatiels naturally don't like fruits, so that's normal. Try giving them the vegetables in a seperate bowl. When you put them together with seeds, cockatiels think 'foraging time!' And choose the parts they like.


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CrazyConure wrote:
Cockatiels naturally don't like fruits, so that's normal. Try giving them the vegetables in a seperate bowl. When you put them together with seeds, cockatiels think 'foraging time!' And choose the parts they like.

I use a large lunchbox to feed my birds and everything is mixed Seed,veg,pellets etc and all of it gets eaten.



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Those are both good brands. Both of them have seeds mixed with pellets, which tends to turn into pick and choose time with the bird eating the seeds and leaving the pellets behind. A lot of birds eat pellets better when they're served in a separate dish.

A seed mix isn't going to provide complete balanced nutrition no matter what kind of seeds are in it, because seeds, grains and nuts all tend to be high in the same nutrients and lacking in the same nutrients. As mentioned earlier, vitamins sprayed on the seed hull don't do much for parrots, so you need other foods in the diet to provide the missing nutrients.

Some things to watch out for in a seed mix: you want it to have more grains (like millet, canary grass seed and oats) than oil seeds (like sunflower and safflower), because the oil seeds are higher in fat and calories. It's good to have some flax and/or hemp seed in the mix - they're oil seeds but contain a significant amount of Omega 3 fats which is desirable. Most seeds, nuts and grains have very little Omega 3 so the other items in a seed mix won't provide much.



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