Parakeets (budgies), lovebirds,and parrotlets might be small, but they can certainly have big appetites. Unfortunately, small birds are often fed a mostly seed diet, which is not only nutritionally deficient, it deprives these adventurous eaters the variety of beak and tongue sensations vital to their behavioral needs. We created Parakeet Nutri-Berries to offer the best of both worlds — balanced nutrition in a fun-to-eat form and full of flavor.
The Lafeber difference is in the hulling. Even if a seed mix is coated with vitamin and minerals, as soon as the bird cracks the seed, the nutrition is lost along with the empty seed hull. By hulling the seeds and grains, and then coating them with stabilized vitamins, chelated minerals, and amino acids, your bird receives the balanced nutrition essential to good health in each bite. Parakeet Nutri-Berries are Omega 3 & 6 fatty acid balanced to promote healthy skin and feathers and they also include 10% pellets. Your bird will love that Parakeet Nutri-Berries serve up savory peanuts, hulled canary seed, cracked corn, and more. You’ll love that they are nutritionally balanced like a pelleted diet but, unlike pellets, small birds find the Nutri-Berrie shape and texture irresistible.
Classic Nutri-Berries are nutritionally balanced like pellets, just not ground up. Like pellets, Nutri-Berries contain seeds and grains. In pellets, however, they are ground into a fine powder and then formed into a pellet. Most of the seeds and grains in Nutri-Berries are kept whole because Dr. Lafeber discovered how to nutritionally balance them without grinding. We naturally preserve our foods and like all our foods, Parakeet Nutri-Berries are free of artificial colors, so you can feel good about offering them to your bird, either as a complete meal or as a healthy treat.