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What Are the Best Brand of Seeds and Pellets for My Eclectus?

What Are the Best Brand of Seeds and Pellets for My Eclectus?

RON A. asks


What do you recommend as the best brand of seed mix and the best pellets for my Eclectus female (red)?


Dear Ron


I see that you have ordered this previously with us and I recommend the Volkman Eclectus mix again as it is a very nice seed mix specially formulated for them.


Volkman does not make a pellet so you would need to select one from another line.

Pellets are not an easy item to get a bird interested in as there are no pellet trees. Pellets are not natural to birds and it can be hard to get a parrot to start eating them.


According to many Eclectus owners some of them can be sensitive to additives, vitamins and as such, foods without any fortification are recommended.


Not all Eclectus have dietary issues.


As an Ecky owner, you would need to watch your bird for diet-related issues that might arise, like toe-tapping, wing flapping and possibly feather discolorations from tinted pellets.


If any of these issues should arise, then changing the food to another choice is the best option. None of these issues is life-threatening.


Due to these concerns, we have all the food we deem to be completely safe for Eclectus parrots in one Category.




As far as which pellet is the best? The one your bird will eat. Select one of the options in the Eclectus Category and give it a try.


It is best to not skip from one brand of pellet to another over and over as there will always be a good amount of time before your bird will accept it. Once your bird does, stay with it.


I hope this helps. Please let me know if you need further help with selecting food.




Dear Ron


I see you re-ordered the Volkman Eclectus mix which is always a good one.


The TOPS is a fine pellet with few ingredients. Good for birds that may have dietary sensitivities.


Plus the Higgins Freeze-Dried Pineapple Mango and Freeze-Dried Strawberry Pineapple are great treats without any preservatives.


Your order is shipping today completely. 


Thank you for your orders, they are appreciated.



Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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