Pellet Powder: What to do with it!

In the above video I talk about what to do with your extra/excess pellet powder created from our all natural parrot pellets.  However, here are some basic outlines/tips: Avoid getting too much powder by not over-feeding!  Don't keep the pellet powder past 3 days.  Store powder in the coldest part of the fridge.  Make sure the powder you re-use...
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How to Store Parrot Pellets (Safe From Environment & Rodents)

I have a flock of 6 parrots (and one toco toucan) so I order my parrot pellets in bulk so that I don't run out unexpectedly. With our lifestyle and travel schedule, that is SUPER important for me.  If you just need to store a few gallon bags worth of extra pellets, I'd suggest simply tossing them in the freezer.  Here is a glimpse at what our l...
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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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Cutting Corners With Bird Chores

I read an article in Bird Talk magazine some time ago that just aggravated me. The author, whom I have always respected for her vast experience, went on to describe scenarios in which it is okay to lay back in the care of your bird. While I’m all about making the hard job of bird ownership as easy and simple as possible, it is not a good idea to tell your readers, many of whom are brand new to this experience, the ways in which it is okay to ...

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Converting Your Bird From An All Seed Diet

It is my firm belief that providing a proper diet is our #1 responsibility to our birds.  As long as we keep wild creatures in a cage, and at our mercy, it is imperative that we at least give them that which they need to maintain their health, both mental and physical.
Many of us have parrots who have come to us with serious diet issues whether they have been re-homed or have come from a pet store. In this age of information there are still many, many parrots living on an all seed ...

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