Murphy’s Mini Maintenance Pellet

Murphy’s Mini range – 3 smaller bags
Murphy’s Pellet Mini (2)
Murphy’s Mini Pellet in bowl
Murphy’s Mini Pellet against ruler
Murphy’s Pellet Label
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Murphy’s Pellet Mini (1)
RB vs Murphy’s mini – labelled
4 Roudybush Pellet Sizes.names

Murphy’s Mini Maintenance Pellet

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“Murphy’s Avian Maintenance Diet is a complete balanced diet for birds all year round. Pellets are a balanced diet which can represent up to 80% of a birds total diet, so do not provide additional Vitamin or Minerals. Ensure pellets are available as the primary source of food. Feeding fresh fruit and vegetables is also recommended.
Always monitor your birds weight & health condition, especially when transitioning to pellet foods.”

The new Murphy’s pellets are the perfect replacement for Roudybush pellets (Roudybush is no longer available in Australia). Murphy’s pellets are made with similar ingredients and pellet size, so they will look, smell and taste very similar to the Roudybush pellet that your bird is used to. Murphy’s pellets have been manufactured in Australia, by an Australian owned family business, not imported. A high quality, fresh smelling pellet that is sure to be a favourite for many birds! Find ingredients and nutritional information in the photos. Though not stated on the packet, I have had confirmation that the salt content of this diet is a low 0.33% (compared to 0.5% for Vetafarm Nutriblend). Some images show the previous Roudybush pellet, for comparison reasons. These are labelled as such.

Though similar to Roudybush, it is still recommended to gradually transition your bird between diets if you’re able to. Try feeding a few Murphy’s pellets as a treat, to see if your bird accepts them readily. When feeding in your birds’ cage, it is recommended to empty your birds’ food bowl (or foraging toys) of their previous diet, feed the new Murphy’s pellets in these locations, that your bird is used to getting their normal diet from. Meanwhile, provide some of the old diet in another bowl or toy, in a location that is new or different for your bird to eat from. Check out the conversion method by Brisbane Bird Vet for more information.

The first batch of this pellet (released 14th April 2021) has come only in ‘Mini’ size. Its’ expiry date is the 6th of April 2023. The next sizes it will be available in are ‘Crumble’ and ‘Small’, though I don’t know how soon this will be. No high energy/breeder variety is planned sadly, though a low fat variety is likely in the future.

Mini is the smallest size pellet available (for now) in the maintenance diet range, which is recommended for nearly all pet Parrots. Using a smaller pellet, you will find there is less wastage (than larger pellets) and when used in a foraging scenario, it takes the bird longer to retrieve their meal. I feed this size to my own birds (Conures, Quakers, a Galah and Corella). The smaller ‘Crumble’ size pellet will be produced soon and some may wish to change pellet size once this is available.

Access to fresh water should always be allowed and a diet of fresh vegetables and some fruit should also be provided to your bird. When changing your bird from either seed or a different pellet, onto Murphy’s, it is recommended to convert them using a method approved by an avian vet. Closely monitor your birds’ weight and their droppings during this transition and chat to your avian vet if you’re concerned. This conversion method, recommended by Brisbane Bird Vet, has been successful for many birds.

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7 reviews for Murphy’s Mini Maintenance Pellet

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lesley Proud (verified owner)

    I bought some of the mini pellets for my fussy cockatiel who had been eating Roudybush but would not eat other brands. I am happy to say she ate these straight away with gusto. No more worrying trying to find a replacement for the no longer manufactured Roudybush. So happy

  2. 5 out of 5


    Very happy with these! My Quakers, galah and conures all loved them 😍

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jaime Orr (verified owner)

    Bought these for my Quaker parrot who has never eaten pellets before and she took to them straight away eagerly I expected her to be hesitant but she loves these

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amy Hollow

    I offer my Quaker girl a selection of Harrison’s, Tropican, and previously Roudybush. I’m thrilled to say Cera LOVES the Murphy’s and searches it out above the other pellets. Cera and I thank you for offering this new pellet. 😍😍😍

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nazareen (verified owner)

    Absolute life saver. My 6 and 7 year old Quakers have been on roudybush their whole life. Since it stopped being manufactured I tried TOPS with no success at all, vetafarm daily maintenance was a fail for one while the other picked at it. I was so happy when I received my first bag of mini Murphys pellet, it looked very similar to roudybush and both birds took to it immediately gobbling up every little bit. 2 very happy Quakers and 1 very happy Quaker mum 😁

  6. 5 out of 5

    MICHAEL RANDALL (verified owner)

    The Murphy’s Mini Pellets were pretty much an instant hit with my two Lovebirds, and my Slaty Headed Parakeet has transitioned over just fine also from the Roudybush. I had tried another brand in the meantime and it wasn’t really taken to the lovebirds just chucked a bunch into their water dish.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Im really liking these pellets
    Theyre a great addition to feeding with tropican and gives my little guys a chance to hold their pellets which they love

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