The Difference in Diet: Pellets

When it comes to your bird’s diet – do your research and thoroughly! For all of Fiji’s life (my Swainson Toucan) she has been on a Mazuri pellet diet (the rest of her diet is explained in detail here) but right now I want the focus of this post to be on her pellet diet only.    Photo by Jamieleigh Mazuri Toucan Pellets We picked this diet becau...
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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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Rose Breasted Cockatoos as Pets

Photo by Hideo Honda Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands Who: Galah "Bondi" I am constantly recommending these birds as pets to people who have their eyes SET on a cockatoo (FYI: I never recommend cockatoos as pets to anyone, but if you are so set on one you have to have it, this is the only one I'd tell someone to get of the cockatoo fa...
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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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Cuttlebone and Calcium Perches

In my opinion, cuttlebone perches are one of the best inventions for parrots of all-time! My entire flock loves these perches in every flavor. I love giving my birds the colored perch that matches them. For example, I tend to mix it up but I find it a great photo opportunity to give Cash, my military macaw, a kiwi flavored cuttlebone perch so th...
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A Trick to Getting your Parrot to Eat Healthy

  Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, Florida Eater: Rose Breasted Cockatoo "Bondi"   My galah is the last of my flock who chooses to eat anything that might even be considered healthy for her. She won't try anything new unless I try it first and only wants a piece of whatever I touched, not the next one on the plate. Well, I finally got he...
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