Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Coney Island, NY Shown: Local fruit/veggie market
My wonderful friend Patty pointed me in the direction of Farmer's Markets. Or any fresh markets you can find even on the side of the road where farmers literally come and sell their produce fresh as can be. This stuff is good! My parrots benefit so much from the foods in season, and it makes it more fun to grocery shop for them. I like surprising them with new foods every so often that I find that look interesting.
So make sure you're taking advantage of your local Farmer's Markets and shopping locally for your produce. It's usually organically grown and much more fresh than you will be finding in the big stores.
Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.