Willow would only accept Harrison’s high potency when I got him off the seeds he’d been on his whole life. I don’t recall if I posted here my adventures in converting him to pellets; but I had to consume the pellets with much enjoyment before mr. cranky would try them. Then I had to hand feed Willow the pellets during evening bird time for a while.
Well I’ve been trying to switch Willow to Harrison’s regular pellets but accidentally ordered superfine instead of fine, so have got a mix of Harrison’s superfine regular and Harrison’s fine high potency. He’s been getting a mix in his bowl.
Tonight I checked his cage to see what was left in food dish. He had eaten all of one kind and tossed the other to the floor and may have been a bit hungry. I offered him a couple treats in his cage and filled his bowl with the remaining Harrison’s mix. But in morning I need to check to see if he tossed the small regular pellets (superfine) or med high potency pellets (superfine).
I’m guessing Williw was hungry because he actually took two dried fruit pieces from me while on his sleeping perch. I’ve got some nerve! Or maybe he’s getting less pissy about HIS cage.
My best suggestion is to experiment and see what works. I've never fed Harrison's pellets to any of my parrots and I'm not familiar with any treats they have either. I have no doubt that Willow will make it clear what he likes and doesn't. But with any new foods or changes in diet, it will probably take time for the change to be accepted and food will undoubtedly be wasted. That's the way it goes with parrots.
Well, I found that Harrison’s pepper is only available in lifetime formula coarse, so I got a big 5 lb bag of regular flavor lifetime fine pellets and a small 1lb bag of coarse pepper lifetime pellets.
I can stash the big pellet bag in the freezer and smash a bit of the pepper pellets for treats. And we will see if Jasper Meyers likes pepper Harrison’s pellets.