Passwell Crumbles provide a complete and balanced diet for small birds. Crumbles can be used as a nutritious replacement for dry seed.
Passwell Crumbles are suitable for small parrots (cockatiels, budgies, lovebirds, etc), canaries, finches, quails, and doves. Providing crumbles can improve nutrition by replacing dry seeds with other nutritious produce. Crumbles improve bird health by increasing the amount of essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals in their diet.
The crumbles are low in fat and 100% edible, so there won’t be any seed hulls or leftovers dropped on the ground. Ideal for indoor caged birds, as Crumbles produce substantially less mess.
Feed as a dry crumble, replacing the seed proportion of the bird’s diet:
Birds that are accustomed to eating seed need to modify their feeding technique to eat Crumbles:
- Initially they will disintegrate the food, but they should soon learn to totally consume the Crumbles and even eat any powder produced during feeding.
- Avoid changing the diet on days that are either very hot or very cold, or during times of stress on the bird.
- Observe the birds regularly to ensure they are eating the Crumbles.
- Don’t over-fill the feed bowl, as birds will tend to scatter the Crumbles in search of their normal food
- Have at most two layers of Crumbles in the feed bowl.
Changing to Crumbles
Direct Change to Crumbles: Applies to cockatiels, companion parrots, quail and doves. Remove all seed and treats and provide only Crumbles. Observe the birds closely. If the birds do not eat during the day then provide some seed before nightfall and try again the next day. If this is not successful try “Introducing Crumbles”
Introducing Crumbles: For budgies, canaries, finches and smaller birds. Start with a 50:50 mix of Crumbles and seed. Over the next few days, slowly increase the proportion of Crumbles. Remove all the seed once the birds begin to eat the Crumbles. For very small birds such as finches and canaries Crumbles may be slightly ground down to produce a finer grade feed.