What Sizes Do the Tropican Parrot Food Pellets Come in?

Linda L. would like to know:


Is the size of the Tropican Lifetime Parrot granules much bigger than the Tropican Lifetime Cockatiel granules?


Hard to tell from pictures


Dear Linda,

The Cockatiel size granule is 2 mm, the Parrot size granule is 4 mm.


The stick sized pellet is about 3/4″ x ¼”.



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In Response to “Do You Serve Your Pet Bird Chop?”

Sherry L. comments:

Yes, my birds are fed ‘chop’ (Arlo the grey, calls it ‘bobbity’) This is a new term for what I have done for 28+ years.


Chop is chopped veg, grains, and sometimes, a tiny bit of seed sprinkled on top or a bit of walnut, or something.


I used to cut the vegetables larger because Arlo was pretty accepting of lots of things, and I didn’t have a food processor.


I also (now) feed Arlo pelleted diet, along with the chop.


She also gets a small amount of fruit, and sometimes about an inch square of chicken breast (baked) or some steamed scallop (yum).



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Why is It So Critical to Know Different Pet Bird Species?

Why is it so important to understand the differences between bird species?


I’m not ashamed to say we get more deliveries from Amazon (like most Americans) then we care to talk about.


This week a new Amazon driver “Patrick” handed off an envelope then said “I’ve never been here before – this place looks cool.”



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Why Did My Hawkheaded Parrot Freak Out After A 4 Day Absence?

The following is a thread between Mary Anne M and Catherine


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8/23/2018 – I have a Hawkheaded parrot named Rudy (above) that is the greatest companion!


He has been with me for the past 2 years & comes out with me daily.


My husband & I just took a long weekend vacation (4 days).


He (the bird) stayed at our house with pet sitters & remained in his cage.


Upon my return my hawkhead totally freaked out.


I let him venture out of his cage on his own & just relax before trying to handle him as usual ~ bit me down to the bone.


This is still the 1st day we are home.


Any suggestions?


I’m not a novice & have owned my gray & yellow nape for over 30 years. Thanks Mary Anne


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