SPECIAL FOR COMPANION PARROT ONLINE:
Everybody who orders at least 4 or 5 lb of
any of the Totally Organics products gets
one 1lb of her/his choice for free. Be sure
and mention the CPO when you order!
I have written dozens of times that I don't feed my parrots a lot of pellets in their diets. I really dislike the pellets with a lot of artificial ingredients like coloring, fragrances and preservatives. I won't feed them to my parrots because I sincerely believe that they will eventually cause serious health problems if fed on a long-term basis and/or as the majority of the diet. The pelleted diet that I give the highest recommendation to is T.O.P.S or Totally Organics. The owner of the company, Gudrun, is extremely knowledgeable about nutrition and the ingredients in the products are all human grade and certified organic. The other reasons I believe in this product is that all of the literature also recommends feeding fresh foods in addition to the pellets. When you go to the website, be sure and look at the amazing ingredients of this product (listed below)! If you pay attention to health foods, you will know right away how good this product is for your parrots! TOPS also has organic seeds, organic soaking seeds and Tesoro Treats, which my parrots devoured very quickly.
Totally Organics is one of only three manufactured parrot diets that does NOT contain MENADIONE SODIUM BISULFITE COMPLEX - a chemical source of vitamin K3 (not a natural vitamin), which is banned for use in human foods! If anything is banned for human consumption, I don't want to feed it to my parrots. TOPS is also the only manufactured diet that has natural sources for the foods and it has no synthetic chemically derived vitamins and minerals. The nutrition is in the organic ingredients. Totally Organics also has NO corn, peanuts, or soy. All of these have been implicated in health problems for some parrots especially in regards to allergies. TOPS is also a "cold rolled" pellet which means it is not processed at a high heat like many other manufactured diets (especially extruded or "crunchy" diets) which lose a lot of nutrition during processing. Have you ever noticed that some of the extruded diets have a greasy feel to them. That is because heat damaged nutrients have to be added as a coating after processing. These coatings can break down and become rancid fairly quickly as compared to the "cold rolled" processing.
Ingredients in Totally Organics
Rice, barley, sunflower seed hulled, alfalfa leaf, sesame seeds unhulled, amaranth whole, quinoa whole, buckwheat hulled, millet hulled, dandelion leaf powder, carrot powder, spinach leaf powder, purple dulse, rose hips powder, rose hips crushed, orange peel powder, lemon peel powder, rosemary whole leaf, cayenne ground, crushed red chili peppers, wheat grass powder, barley grass powder.