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Hot & Healthy Cockatiel Food for Small Parrots Too.

Hot & Healthy Cockatiel Food for Small Parrots Too.

Hot & Healthy Cockatiel Food is a round pellet about the size of a “BB” (3 mm).  This food is for smaller hookbills and enjoyed by Cockatiels, Love Birds, and Parakeets.

Hot & Healthy Cockatiel Food is a mixture of healthy food and hot chilies and spices. Mix with your pet bird’s fruit and vegetables and watch how enthusiastically it is consumed. It is often added to warm water to make a “stew” because of the spicy flavor. It “soaks-up” easily, and makes a wonderful flavor and texture.

Your bird will be healthier, live longer, and be more enjoyable if it enjoys the food it eats.


This food has been scientifically formulated and tested. For the last twenty years, this food has extended the life of single adult birds and helped mated breeding pairs increase egg production.

The food that changed how psittacine birds are fed.

  • The basis of a true fruit and vegetable “free choice” feeding protocol.
  • Birds are allowed to mimic natural feeding behavior while consuming easy to eat morsels.
  • Single formula lowers overall cost of feeding.
  • Single formula simplifies feeding protocols reduing opportunity for feeding error.
  • Highly specified ingredients improve acceptance without unnecessary additives.
  • Scientifically researched, studied and tested.
  • Captive manufacturing achieves unmatched quality and consistency.
  • Measured and matched pre-mixes are used to control iodine, copper, iron, and selenium.
  • No substitutions are allowed in the formula to achieve unmatched consistency.
  • Developed and tested by expert professionals including avian nutritionists, avian veterinarians, and avian caregivers.
  • Recommended by avian, wildlife, and zoo veterinarians.
  • More vitamins, minerals, essential proteins and oils than pet store products.
  • Long-term use in multi-generational breeding proves the efficacy and safety of the protocol.

find all scenic bird food pellets hereScenic Bird Food is manufactured to the highest standards resulting in nutritionally balanced morsels. These morsels are then offered to the bird along with fruits, vegetables, nuts, and occasional meats and treats. For more information, please review the Feeding Conversion sections within each product.

The sizes, shapes and textures of Scenic Bird Food is meant to encourage the natural eating behavior of birds while guiding them toward nutritional responsibility.


Since there are many species living in diverse habitats around the world, it is not practical nor advisable to develop a different food for each one of them. Instead, birds in captivity must be cared for by offering them a stimulating variety of foods while controlling their lack of nutritional wisdom toward the foods we have to offer. And the foods we offer should meet their needs for eating and socialization, nutrition for growth and breeding, and energy requirements for playing and fleeing. 

After twenty-five years, Scenic is a whole new way of feeding and caring for birds in captivity; we hope after trying our foods you will agree we have met these goals.

Scenic Bird Food is fed by owners, breeders, rescue centers, veterinarians and aviaries on four continents. 

Having pioneered the revolution to replace seeds with manufactured foods nearly three decades ago, Scenic is now the predominant component of foods fed to exotic birds in zoological institutions, aquaria, and aviaries.

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. So I have some questions about IRN’s.
    Now all the research I read says NOT to train them for a year as they need this time to get to know their new flock (me, the dogs and my husband). he took to me right off the bat. My hubby he is leery of.. like runs away. Have any tips for them to connect?
    Also i have been thinking for quite sometime to intro a mimic box, as he has started mocking the dog barking.. my research said not to teach anything until he is over a year (hatch date aug. 10). between barking, tweeting and screeching I am hoping you say.. just go for it!!

    This is such a unique species and I assumed they were similar to cockatiels in temperament. I am quiet wrong in that assumption. So, what advice can you give me on biting, touching him.. the only time i can touch his feather is when I clip wings and nails. When I am grooming him I look him all over with him safely wrapped in a washcloth.

    Is there anything I can do about the ear biting? Sometimes when he is sitting on my shoulder he attacks my ear for no reason. I usually scream ouch! and give him a time out in his cage, as this worked with the teil I used to own. The IRN just seems a bit more stubborn.

    He (i say this tentatively) has quite the personality otherwise. He has made friends with a dove outside and will do this “mating dance” to her, he loves to get on the floor and play with dog toys and his ball toys AND on occasion will bring them to me to toss for him (fetch). He loves feeding the dogs. He has all the toys he could ever want and an activity center hanging from the ceiling. I am in the process of building a playstand for him. YES, he does get rewarded for good behavior.

    HE IS NEVER HUMANIZED! he is a bird and gets treated as so. I never ever ever humanize my animals. I am a dog trainer and know how bad this is for any species.

    Can you do an article on IRN’s for us owners who just don’t seem to understand the species.

    thanks for the advice.

    1. Will work on this project ASAP – I need to get Catherine’s input as she had ringnecks long before I met her. I lived with her male Sunshine for 4 years and had a cockatiel for 3-1/2 years who succumbed to cancer last summer so we our intimately familiar with both species – stay tuned. 15 years

      I have birds and raised dogs as a semi pro for 25 years (malamutes and huskies 10 years – standard poodles 15) The best time to train any animal is now – no reason to wait –

      Ring necks can be great talkers – it’s best to work with them face to face so they can monitor your facial expressions

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