Cage birds of all species cannot thrive in good health on dry seed alone. Observing the birds in their wild habitat, their diet consists of many nutrients other than dry seed. They eat seed in the milky stage, seeds that have fallen on the ground and partially sprouted by moisture, plus vegetation, and a variety of fruits, as well as insects. Gathering all they need in vitamins and minerals to remain in good health and reproduce themselves successfully. ABBA 2100 is the closest diet that you can get for your parakeet, budgie, and other small hookbill bird in captivity which closely imitates what Mother Nature herself offers them in their wild habitat. ABBA is vacuum packed to ensure freshness, is made in the USA and ships from our plant in Jersey.