If your bird rejects pellets it may simply be because they don’t recognise them as food. With some work there are a few ways you can get your bird to convert to Vetafarm pellets – even if they are a fussy eater!

  1. Mix Vetafarm pellets with seed at a ratio of 50:50 in the bird’s regular feed dish.
  2. Add enough hot water to make the mix sticky and push down into the bottom of the bowl. Your bird will pick through the damp mix to eat the seed but will get a taste for the pellets at the same time.
  3. Reduce the seed content over a period of 5 days, until it is just pellets remaining.

Important: Mix must be replaced daily because of the water content.

  1. Mix Vetafarm pellets with seed at a ratio of 50:50 in the bird’s regular feed dish.
  2. Feed, without adding any water in to the mix. This way can be less effective and slower than conversion by wet mix as the birds can easily pick out the dry seeds without getting a taste for the pellets.

Hot Tips

If you have hand-raised birds that have been weaned onto Vetafarm pellets, their chicks will wean directly to pellets, in many cases faster than they would take to seed.

All Nutriblend pellets are equal nutritionally but have different flavours, this is why your bird might eat all the pellets of one colour before the others.

Persistence is key! Some birds convert quickly whilst fussy eaters may take a much longer time. Be consistent, be patient and your feathered friend will be eating pellets in no time.