Scientific understanding of avian nutrition has increased exponentially in the last 30 years. Whether you purchased your bird from us or somewhere else, we want to share with you some important nutritional information.
Good nutrition in a hurry
You can provide optimal nutrition for your parrot without sacrificing precious hours in preparation.
Learn to sprout
It takes perhaps two minutes a day to provide excellent nutrition in a way that birds love. (You can also buy sprouts from us.) For safety’s sake, don’t forget a few drops of industrial-grade grapefruit seed extract (GSE) in the soak for the seeds. This is what your sprouts should look like after 48 hours of growth. Notice that the emerging root is quite short. Always smell and then taste your harvest. Sprouts should smell fresh without a vinegary taste or smell. Remember: “IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT”.
Investigate birdy breads
Make your own, try our King Tut’s Bread or muffins.
Lightly steam or cook vegetables with a high vitamin A content
- Sweet potatoes, yams
- Squash (especially those with orange flesh — kabocha, pumpkin, Moroccan and Tahitian)
- Broccoli stems and leaves (not the parts you eat), Chinese broccoli
- Rapini or broccoli rabe
- Greens (beet, bok choy, mustard, collard)
- Red chilies
Try soak and cook mixes