My first bird purchase was for my 12 year old son. I purchased 3 birds instead of one because I simply fell in love with the inquisitive little feathered fellows. Sadly, all 3 birds died and the breeder said I must have not taken care of them. Afterwards I met another bird breeder and I now own 6 birds and they are as healthy as can be. She told me she had other customers of my previous bird breeder and all their birds have also died. My new bird breeder recommended I purchase Wardle cockateil food. I immediately noticed the difference in the food. It was colorful and appeared cleaner (not dusty). All my birds love it. They happily squawk every morning when I replenish their seed bowls. Of course I also offer a variety of fresh fruits, vegatables, cheerios, and brown rice. I never really knew if the food my first birds had was what had made them sick, but it makes me happy to watch my newest birds squealing over the Wardles cockatiel blend! thank you Wardles!! I know my birds do!!