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 Post subject: Flavor for a perch?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:32 pm 
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http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=17994
I am getting couple of those for my birds and don't know what flavors to choose. I am certainly getting Watermelon as a lot of people said it was their birds' favorite. They also have Grape and KiwiLime.
Which do you think cockatiels would prefer?



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 Post subject: Re: Flavor for a perch?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:05 pm 
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They might not care. Birds are thought to have a poor sense of taste, and cockatiels aren't keen on fruit because it's not part of their wild diet.



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 Post subject: Re: Flavor for a perch?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:02 am 
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Obi had something similar... never bothered with it the budgies have it now.... Obi doesn't like fruit much either...



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 Post subject: Re: Flavor for a perch?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:14 pm 
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They'd better like it...



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 Post subject: Re: Flavor for a perch?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:19 pm 
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They at least sit on the new perches (which is handy -- we need more sitting places with so many birds) and some try to nibble on them.
I have another problem
Ingredients listed on the website didn't look very bad to me :
Ingredients
Calcium Carbonate, Bentonite Clay, Bee Pollen, Potassium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Silicoaluminate, Dextrose, Natural Grape, Kiwi/Lime, or Watermelon Flavors, Potassium Iodide, and Sodium Bicarbonate.

But when I receive the perches, I was kinda shocked to read what they composed of:
Calcium Sulfate, Bee pollen, with:
propylene Glycol, acacia gum, FD&C Yellow #5, Xantham Gum,
Sodium Benzoate, FD & C Blue #1, and natural flavors.

Are they safe for my birds to use?
I was fooled by so many positive reviews. Will be contacting Dr Foster and Smith about their very inaccurate description!



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 Post subject: Re: Flavor for a perch?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:04 pm 
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There's nothing dangerous there, but they should have put an accurate description on the website.



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