I would recommend feeding only non-colored pellets that are not artifically flavored (and colored). Unnecessary chemicals added to the diet in my opinion. Zupreem makes a natural colored pellet that would be okay to use. Harrison is the best pellet, all organic, and with more research than any other company does. They have a good amount of Vit. A (not too high as some pellets do), and Vit. D3 and E. You can buy the small size of Harrison rather than the mash. If the bird prefers a smaller size, it's very easy to put the pellets into a food processor and grind them a bit smaller.Wow that food situation sounds pretty intense. What if I just gave them the fruity pellets and Harrison's mash- with seeds for foraging? Also, any opinions on males or females? Which one should I get and how are they different?