Choosing Appropriate Snacks For Your Parrot

When my daughter was young, it was a seldom that she was allowed to eat candy, chips, cake or ice cream. These were rare treats that were reserved for holidays, birthdays or other special occasions. In fact, it wasn’t until she entered grade school that she even realized that this was not the norm in other households. When she was in school, and away from my direct supervision, she started to be influenced by the other children in her class.

I knew, of course, that I couldn’t shelter her forever, ...

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Chop Mix For Your Birds

I have mentioned in past posts that a simple solution to a tight schedule is a freezer full of prepared meals for our parrots. Life can be chaotic sometimes and I have, on occasion, woken up to find the refrigerator empty. I hate having to run...

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The 6 Components of a Healthy Parrot Diet

Military Macaw

Of all of the things you thoughtfully do for your parrot, your first consideration must be for its diet.  I can’t stress this enough.  Without well balanced nutrition, a parrot’s general health will gradually decline, vitamin deficiencies will leave it susceptible to illness and disease and its life span will be decreased.  An unhealthy parrot is temperamental and may not want to be a part of family activities. If your parrot doesn’t feel well and energized, no amount of love, enrichment or interaction will do him much good.  A ...

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