the nature of Roudybush
purchase products
bird food selector
consult the bird brain
the nature of roudybush our story  |  new products  |  science  |  testimonials  
All natural ingredients! Ever wonder why our foods are not colored?

We pride ourselves in providing your pet with healthy food that is good for them, with ingredients their bodies require, not food that is appealing to our human eyes. That is why we only use high quality ingredients and never add food colorings.
All of the Roudybush diets are formulated by avian nutritionist Tom Roudybush, M.S. In his 16 years of nutritional research at the university of California, Davis, 10 of which specifically focusing on the nutritional requirements of pet birds, Tom has become a leader in the avian nutrition field. His work is the basis for most of the published nutritional research in pet birds that are available today. For more information about his work and specific science, consult the bird brain.

What does this mean for you and your pet? It means that when you purchase Roudybush you know you are providing your bird the best possible nutrition so they can live their lives to the fullest.

Here we have pulled out various facts from some of his publications that might interest you.
Some Interesting Science Facts

Sick cockatiel chicks revealed high numbers of coliforms and low numbers of lactobacilli; the reverse was found in healthy cockatiel chicks. Possibly as in other species, lactobacilli help to control coliforms until the cockatiel chick develops its normal Read More

This infestation can be controlled without using chemical pesticides by spraying the feed with spores of a bacterium Read More

Utilization of food eaten by a growing animal can be partitioned into two components: 1) food used to maintain body functions - the maintenance requirement and 2) food above the maintenance requirement that can be used for growth. Read More

Some potential environmental factors that are known to influence the tendency to reproduce in other species include the duration of the light during the day (photoperiod), light intensity, humidity, and plane of nutrition. Read More

No differences were observed between chicks given chloraminated water and those given plain tap water. Read More

If your bird’s body weight exceeds the normal or expected body weight for that species by 15 percent or more, it is likely to be obese. Read More