Q: Why do you guys say I shouldn’t give my bird fruit every day? I keep reading that we should feed fruit and vegetables.
-Blake, B., Barstow, CA
I understand your confusion. It is always fruit and vegetables this...fruit and vegetables that. Whenever discussion is about diet and nutrition, it is difficult to find the word “vegetable” when it isn’t paired with the word “fruit”. Even though these words seem inseparably linked together, nutritionally speaking, comparing fruits and veggies is like comparing apples and…okra.
Some of my flock have great, healthy appetites. Some, not so much. We have to come up with some pretty clever ways to outsmart the picky eaters for their own good. Determine what your parrot’s favorite foods are, and then make some variations to the recipe.
*Remember, be very sneaky! Cut the veggies very small and use them sparingly at first. In this battle to good health, you are using his favorite foods as coercion. You don’t want him to get suspicious and walk away from them. His ...