How To Freeze Fruits and Veggies

If we are feeding our birds correctly, we are putting in a lot of kitchen time. With all of their dietary requirements, we could spend more time cooking and preparing foods for them than we do actually enjoying their company. And then there’s the cost of the good quality foods that we want to serve at their peak of freshness and nutritional potential.

Providing a varitety of fresh foods is a difficult thing to do whether you have one bird, or forty. If I go to the market where they have great bargains for bulk ...

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Nuts For Parrots

Photo: A bad macadamia nut, rejected by a hungry hyacinth macaw.

Parrots love nuts.  Many of our parrot species require them in their diets, such as the macaw.  They are part of their diet in the wild and contain many of the fats and oils necessary to maintain energy.  Since this is such a popular parrot food, it is important to be sure that you can recognize their quality and freshness.  Nuts do become rancid and their shells can contain mold spores that can give your bird aspergillosis (typically a fungal infection of ...

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