Converting your bird from seeds to pellets may not seem like an easy task. But, making the switch to a pelleted food is worth the effort for your bird’s health and wellbeing.

Most avian veterinarians recommend a pellet-based diet to keep your bird active, encourage a strong immune system and promote overall good health.

Start the transition today with one of our three Feed Smart® Easy Start Plans, created to fit the needs of your lifestyle and the habits of your bird.


Tough Love

By moving between old food, new food, and treat incentives, your bird converts to a new pellet-based feeding plan by creating a routine he recognizes.

Choose this plan if your bird is:

Most species

Any age

Likes treats

Easily accepts new food

Slow and Steady

Over the course of a week, your bird gradually transitions from his old food to a new pellet-based feeding plan.

Choose this plan if your bird is:

A Conure or larger

Over 3 years old

A foot feeder

A shy personality

Birdie's Choice

Choose three types of pellets and let your bird select his new pellet-based feeding plan quickly and without weeks of transitioning foods.

Choose this plan if your bird is:

Cockatiel or smaller

Under 3 years old

Ground feeding species

Finger tame

Make an appointment with your veterinarian for a general health exam to be sure your bird is free from underlying disease before undergoing a dietary change. At this time, you and your veterinarian can agree on how to proceed.

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