Getting a Hyacinth to Eat Healthier

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, FL Eating pasta: Hyacinth "Hymie" I had company for 10 days this month and it was sort of... crazy. Fitting in time for Hymie was harder in those ten days but I did have some great progress. I got him to eat three new foods! They are: Plain penne pasta Oatmeal Creamed corn I was eating oatmeal one mo...
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Hymie the Hyacinth Weighs in and Eats Papaya

After leaving Hymie's cage open for him, we found him on top of our toucan's cage perching peacefully and looking proud of himself. He had to fly to get out of his cage, and he has been a FLYING MACHINE lately! He is loving getting himself around via his wings. He's now flying to and from the foraging tree, to and from Dave and me, and to and fr...
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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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A Tip For Weaning Parrots

Although sunflower seeds are fattening, I want my birds to like them so I have something in good size to use for training purposes. So, during the weaning process, I introduce a limited amount of sunflower seeds along with real foods. I’ve always started with “mushy” foods since baby birds are used to eating formula. It has been very easy to g...
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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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The Diet Your Parrot Should be On

I used to think the proper diet for a parrot was mainly organic pellets such as Harrison’s or Feed Your Flock with supplements of fruits, vegetables and properly cooked meats (chicken, fish, beef). Was I ever wrong! I started taking notice to birds healthier than mine and sought to find out what they were eating. My rose breasted cockatoo (know...
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