A Gift from Totally Organics!
April 26, 2011 § 13 Comments
I came home to an unidentified package, yesterday, and was VERY pleased upon opening it! Gudrun, the owner of Totally Organics, was nice enough to send me a free sample of their new, smaller-size pellet, the Crumplet! And it wasn’t just a few ounces… it was this massive bag, along with a pound of the Totally Organics Napoleon’s Seed Mix, because she knows that my little guys just love it! Thank you so much, Gudrun!!
As some of you might know, I believe that Totally Organics makes the best pellet on the market. You won’t find any artificial colors or flavors, any preservatives, any synthetic vitamins, or even any corn or soy in these high quality pellets. They are 100% organic, and their healthy combination of vitamins and minerals comes from natural sources– alfalfa for natural Vitamin K rather than menadione, or carrot powder for beta carotene rather than synthetic Vitamin A. Even Charles, my budgie, loved and used to be able to eat these excellent quality pellets in the normal size, because they are nice and crumbly. You see, TOPs doesn’t cook or bake their pellets, but rather cold presses them, so that there is minimal nutrient loss in the process. When he had his beak accident, however, he was no longer able to chew them because they are too big for the poor guy. That is why I was so excited for these little Crumplets — they are the perfect size for him!
According to their labels, the two of them share the same formula and excellent ingredients list. There were, however, a few visual differences. First is, obviously, size — the Crumplets are much easier to manage for the little ones, and much less likely to be picked up and dropped all over the cage, resulting in a lot of waste. The little ones, at least in this package, also seemed to be more green in color. The difference isn’t all that clear in the photo, but the smaller ones definitely have more of a deep green coloration. Finally, they also smell much more vegetable-y (leafy green-y, to be exact), if that makes sense.
I served a small amount to Charles, to let him be the actual judge, and he happily chomped them down!! He really loved his TOPs before, and I’m glad that he can finally have them again, in a more beak-friendly size. Of course, Sabrina followed suit and happily gobbled them up as soon as she saw Charles eating them. Yay!
Charles, Sabrina, and I highly recommend these pellets for the little guys. Delicious!! Thank you, Gudrun!!