Ethoxyquin Free We have replaced ethoxyquin with an all natural preservative in our Roudybush Low-fat Maintenance, Roudybush Maintenance, Roudybush Breeder and Roudybush High-energy Breeder pellets. The new preservative is a combination of d-tocopherol (a close relative of vitamin E), rosemary, and citric acid. Alpha tocopherol has antioxidant properties, but it is also biologically active and larger concentrations needed as a preservative may not be safe for birds. The advantage of d-tocopherol is that it has antioxidant properties but it has very little biological activity, so risk of toxicity is eliminated. Rosemary has natural antioxidant properties. Citric acid binds to certain minerals responsible for starting oxidation reactions, preventing those reactions from occuring. Roudybush is committed to providing your birds with the best possible food. Any changes we make to our formulations are thoroughly researched and only made when the data shows us there is a clear advantage.
We carry only the small size pellets, which is good for most parrot sizes, the small size pellets minimizes the waste that is dropped by your bird. We even feed our large Macaws the small size pellets. You can purchase the 'Small Daily Maintenance' Roudybush Pellets, comes in the 44 oz. bag. Order Below.
Feed Roudybush Pellets along with fruits and veggies, keeping the diet well balanced. Feeding pellets or seed alone is not enough for a bird's diet. Keep Roudybush pellets in the cage at all times as a bird will often snack. Remove fruit/veggies after a three hour period to keep bird from eating spoiled soft foods.
The Roudybush Pellet diet is very nutritious and less waste overall. Converting your bird on to the Roudybush Pellet is easy to do, just slowly add a small amount into the seed that you are currently giving your bird now, and over a 3 week period keep giving your bird more pellets and less seed until the bird is completely on the pellets. Some birds adjust more quickly than others but eventually your bird will require a taste for these fine pellets.