My Latest Parrot Creations of Meals

Sometimes I grab whatever looks fresh in the fridge, toss it altogether and serve it up to my parrots. Sometimes I plan it all out, and sometimes I toss it in the crock pot and go. There are so many options, even leftovers too, for our parrot companions to eat. That's probably why you see I hardly ever serve the same thing every day. Which keeps...
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Stop Dicing and Slicing Your Bird’s Foods!

Photo by Sally Location: Lacey, WA Eating a whole broccoli: Senegal Parrot "George"  I use to spend hours upon hours dicing and slicing up fruits, veggies and more into small pieces so my birds could eat it. Then one day while we were on the road in Oregon, my mom bought a seedless watermelon for my toucan to eat. We were staying at a hotel a...
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Training Toco Toucans

Photo by Dave Location: Musha Cay, Bahamas Shown: Toco Toucans   A toco toucan is one of my "dream birds" and I finally got to work with some! They were wild caught and sold as "hand fed tame babies" which they were clearly not. They turned out to be wild caught. My job was to tame them enough that they would actually enjoy human interaction ...
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Foraging Toys for Toucans

While I shop for foraging toys all the time for my parrots, I got to thinking... what about my Swainson Toucan? Are there foraging toys out there for toucans, too? Well, they haven't said "specifically made for toucans" but I have been applying my parrot ones to my toucan where I can. Obviously, they have their differences, but I'm finding ou...
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Waldorf Salad For Your Bird

You can pretty much always find a bird on me no matter what I am doing. Well, over the holidays I made all the dinner for my family and one goody I decided to make was waldorf salad. But I changed the recipe a little to make it a bit more "parrot friendly".   Here are the "regular" ingredients modified by what I did: 1/2 cup chopped, slightly ...
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The Proper Diet for a Swainson Toucan

  Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Sandpoint, Idaho Of: Swainson Toucan "Fiji" If you thought a parrot's diet was strict, wait until you hear about a Swainson Toucan's diet! I am going to use the term "toucan" in reference to a Swainson toucan as that is all I have personally ever owned. I assume this diet is for most, if not all, toucans but tha...
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