I have a Quaker, named “Peppermint” (Peppermint Candy is his favorite thing!) after he removes the wrapper and chews on it for a while, he puts it in his water and makes “TEA”. Everything else goes in his water to make “SOUP!”
He is a happy Bird who loves to sing “Old McDonald,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Jesus loves me.”
(Often he sings Jesus loves Jingle bells, Eee III EEEE III OH!)
He does not like conventional Bird foods. (What Mama is having will be just fine for me, Thanks")
I raise a garden, so my Birds get a variety of organically grown fresh vegetables. I also give them baked potato, cooked beans, and rice.
I pick seed pods from various types of grass from my yard, and grow Giant Sunflowers, and Alfalfa.
(I raise Cockatiels, with 3 adult pairs, Three Babies, and an older Female Lutino with a crippled foot. (Her first flight ended disasterously on the top of my Friend’s Senagal’s cage.)
There is a cup of conventional bird seed in each cage. (That keeps people who visit from thinking my birds are not being fed!)
I’ve tried many varieties of pellets for my birds, but they use them for Ammo to throw at the Dog and Kittens!)
I guess mine are spoiled!
This morning, I fixed skewers with Yellow and Zuchinni Squash, Turnip, Carrots Cantelope, Apple, and Cherry tomatoes, and hung them in each cage.
Later, they got leaves from several types of Lettus, Cabbage, kale, spinach, and turnip greens . Before “Birdie bedtime”, we had air popped popcorn.
My Youngest baby (Lutino) Cockatiel will be a month old, Sunday, He made his first flight, today! (Rather precocious, I think!)
He is hand fed with a diet of commercial Baby Formula, mashed potato, rice, eggs, steamed carrots, and suitable soft foods from my plate.) and he is still being fed by his parents, too.
THey were also my "Hand Fed Babies, so they think I am supposed to help feed their babies!)
Mine seem to be healthy, and Happy, so I’ll not worry too much about what they eat!