This is a hard hitting blog! How would you like to be fed bread and water every day??? for the rest of your life???? Do you think you would thrive, be healthy, and content? Now think carefully — is it fair to serve up seeds for your parrot every day? Would he thrive? would he be healthy, would he be content?? The answer to the bread and water for you would be no and seed only for your bird would be NO!
Seeds are high in fats, and low in vitamins calcium and just about anything else you can think of.
1. A bird offered seed only is malnourished!!! as simple as that !! sorry!
2. A bird offered seed only will be bored with his diet.
3. A bird offered seed only will be ill, and deaths in captivity are often caused by bad diet.
4. A bird offered seed only will have no enthusiasm at feed time.
Lets get excited about what we feed our parrots — large and small.
Nuts, cereals, sprouts, fruit and veg!
Try extras: popcorn, biltong, crisps, yogurt, cheese, fruit juice, dried red chillies, Cinnamon sticks, ice cream…. the list is endless.
NO CHOCOLATE- NO ALCOHOL- NO CAFFEINE- NO DAIRY PRODUCTS-NO AVOCADO-NO BRINGEL- NO FRESH GARLIC -NO ONIONS or anything from that family!
Corn bread muffins ….
1 packet of corn bread mix
1 can of creamed sweetcorn
2 eggs boiled with the shells on for crushing
1 cup of frozen veg.
Mix all ingredients together, Spoon into muffin cases. and bake for 20 – 30 minutes,
Freee when cooked and use when you like.
Remember a bird goes on sight rather than smell, so go for lots of different colours.
Remember to cook often for your bird.
Remember your bird will eat much the same as you do.
Remember if you are getting away from a seed based diet, it will take time and patience.
Remember to keep your fruit and veg fresh.
Remember you can add rose petals, nasturtium flowers, Pansie flowers and viola flowers.
Till next time, happy feeding….