Princess in Waiting
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Central FL - beside the Mouse
We had a Hendrix 125 for our 'tiels - we never had more than one at a time, but it was the cage we always used! It is a nice sized cage but not the easiest to clean. The spacing is 3/4".
Is there a particular reason that you don't like the Lafeber pellets? I don't know a whole lot about that brand, but do know that if you can get a 'tiel to eat any kind of pellet you should keep it on it. They will literally starve themselves if they aren't getting the food they want.
The main problem that most bird people have with the millet is that it is "empty calories" - junk food for birds. Good to use when you start weaning, but if they are fed too much of it they will start to get fat.
The last cockatiel I weaned nearly starved because he preferred to be with me than to eat. I kept calling the breeder and talking to her and she was giving me advice without seeing the bird. I finally called and asked if I could take him to her because I was getting worried about him. We almost lost him - she had to put him back on 2 hand feedings a day, etc. So I learned a lesson the hard way with him!! (Now he lives with Mom and Dad and is a great friend with no problems at all when it comes to eating - just that my dad gives him too much junk and not enough veggies!!)
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