Murphy’s Small Maintenance Pellet
$14.80 – $114.00 (inc GST)
The new Murphy’s pellets are the perfect replacement for Roudybush pellets and are made with similar ingredients and pellet size. 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! Murphy’s pellets are available in Crumbles, Mini and Small sizes. This small pellet is actually the largest size currently available in the Murphy’s range. A medium pellet may be made in the future. Using the smallest pellet suitable for your parrot, you will find there is less wastage.
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.
Customer reviews and a more detailed description are available below plus find ingredients and nutritional information in the photos.
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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.” – From the Murphy’s label.
Roudybush pellets are 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. Some images show the previous Roudybush pellet, for comparison reasons. These are labelled accordingly.
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). Other nutritional information is provided in the photos.
Murphy’s pellets are made in Crumbles, Mini and Small sizes. A medium size pellet may be made in the future.
Crumbles is the smallest size pellet available in the maintenance diet range and 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 both crumbles and mini to my own birds (Conures, Quakers, a Galah and Corella), with occasional use of the ‘small’ as a handfed treat. The ‘small’ is the largest size pellet in the range currently.
While introducing a new pellet, closely monitor your birds’ weight and their droppings and chat to your avian vet if you’re concerned. This conversion method, recommended by Brisbane Bird Vet, has been successful for many birds.