The diet you should use for your bird is usually more dependent on its age and physical condition than it is on its species.
For example, most baby birds need to be fed a diet rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals. With few exceptions, Psittacines will grow well when fed our Formula 3 Handfeeding diet. For 1-3 months post weaning, feed one of our Breeder diets to help them get the extra protein, vitamins, and minerals needed during this growth phase. If your bird is overweight, you might want to consider feeding our Low-Fat diet. This condition is more common in Amazon Parrots than it is in most other groups of birds.
Use this diet when switching your bird from its old diet to Roudybush. Continue to feed to adult birds that are not laying eggs or feeding chicks. Lories and lorikeets, which will accept this diet, will have drier droppings than they have on nectar. If you have a bird that is a chronic egg-layer or a bird with a tendency to develop hypocalcemia (like African Greys), mix 2/3 Maintenance with 1/3 High-Energy Breeder to supply more calcium and vitamin D3. Do not give additional vitamin or mineral supplements. Fresh fruit and vegetable treats may be given as a minor part of the diet.