Diet + Nutrition

Did you know that the most common companion parrot illnesses are related to poor nutrition? Liver and kidney diseases (brought on by vitamin and mineral deficiencies) and obesity and heart disease (brought on by diets too high in fat and calories) are vastly responsible for the premature deaths of countless pet parrots. It is sad to think about...
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Cooking For Parrots

If you ever wanted to SEE some of the recipes included in our 3 book Cookbook set, here is your teaser!  This is a complete guide on Parrot Nutrition. We teach you how through a healthy diet you can prevent and remedy disease, improve your bird's behavior, avoid nutritional deficiencies, save money on vet bills and save $ on pelleted diets. Thi...
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Things I wish I Had Known When I First Got A Parrot

People who are new to parrot keeping will agree on one thing: having a bird in the house is a challenge. There is a lot of reading you should do to understand a bird’s needs and wants, and how to keep them safe in the human environment. This is all vital information.

Here, though, are some tips that I have stumbled across during my own journey with my birds that you won’t find in the parrot care books. I wish I had known these things from the beginning…

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The REAL Deal About Seed in the Parrot Diet

From the arid grasslands in Australian to the humid rain forests of South America, nearly every species of wild parrot incorporates native seed into their diet. Seed has fiber, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin B6. It is rich in omega-3 fats and vitamin E. Seed helps maintain brain function, nourish red blood cells and fights inflammation. It is important to the well-being of our bird’s eyes, skin and feathers.

So why is seed so vilified in the companion parrot diet? There are a few very good reason:

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3 Big Diet Mistakes Made By Great Bird Owners

Camelot macaws enjoying sprouts

One of the hardest things to explain to people about parrot nutrition is that it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Too many nutrients can be as unhealthy as too few.

I read a comment on Facebook from someone explaining that he doubles the recommended amount of vitamins for his bird every day. His pellet of choice is Harrison’s High Potency Bird Food. He went on to explain that the extra vitamins were assurance that his bird would be healthy and it is commonly ...

 

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How To Take Doubt Out Of The Parrot Diet

Camelot macaw

Birds have been around for millions of years, long before the human race was a twinkle in the eye of evolution. Since the very first their species made an appearance on this planet, the world has undergone many changes that presented numerous challenges to overcome. Their longevity can be attributed to an intense survival instinct, part of which is a well-developed understanding of the need for proper diet. After all, a weak parrot cannot outrun a predator – or survive an ice age. They have always known what to ...

 

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