Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Coney Island, NY Shown: Scrambled eggs with coconut & flax seed
If you enjoy making food for your bird, there are some healthy toppings you can add to your bird's meals to make them more tasty and even more healthy as well.
At a lot of grocery stores you can buy bags of plain coconut, flax seed and unsalted nuts and seeds. It's great to get things like cinnamon, garlic and other spices for your bird's meals to add flavor and nutrition.
Personally, I keep plain coconut flakes and flax seed on hand all the time to add to my birds' meals, as well as canned spinach because it's easier to sneak into my parrot's meals because it's soft (although you know fresh is always better if your parrot will comply).
So next time you make your parrot some oatmeal, scrambled eggs (or egg whites for less fat), birdie bread or anything else you like to create... try adding cinnamon, coconut or flax seed into it as well for a little extra nutrition.
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.