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Changing Our Bird Feeding Customs – Balanced Nutrition the Magic Bullet for Stress

. How Stress Affects a Bird When a parrot or finch is experiencing stress the body begins consuming massive amounts of nutrients in an attempt to courageously face what’s going on and handle the situation the best that he or she can. During the Avian Stress-Response carbohydrates stored in the body...

Changing Bird Feeding Customs: Understanding the Avian Stress-Response

Did you know that companion and aviary birds are subjected to more stresses than any other animals maintained in captivity? According to information in the avian veterinary text, Avian Medicine: Principles and Application, for birds, stresses tend to be accumulative. This means each new stressful experience...

Changing Our Bird Feeding Customs: Reversing Common Nutrient Deficiencies

In the published paper, “Estimated nutrient content of diets commonly fed to pet birds”, by L Hess, DVM, G Maudlin, DVM, MS and K Rosenthal, published in the Veterinary Record, 2002, the caretakers of 135 companion birds were surveyed using a questionnaire. Participants kept track of the foods their...

Our Sprouting Blends, Nutrients They Provide

  We’ve made Balanced Avian Nutrition Easy for You! Recent nutritional analysis of the Best Bird Food Ever! Complete Protein Sprouting Blends using USDA Nutritional Database SR-21 affirms that this sprouting blends contains nearly all of the hundreds of nutrients a bird needs to eat everyday...

Our Sprouting Blends Judged Best in UK

. In the November, 2016,  issue of Parrots magazine Terry Goldsmith shares his sprouting experiences.   According to Terry, “There are many different varieties of sprouts on the market and it is essential to buy a good quality mix.” Terry continues, “I have used many brought...

Why Good Nutrition Equals Good Health

Our birds need to eat hundreds of nutrients everyday for them to have good health. These nutrient categories include complete protein, raw enzymes, fresh good quality water, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These are photos of of the meals I feed my birds. Everything feed is...

Testimonial: Jeanne’s “Happy Little Dudes”

  . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack, above From: Jeanne Sent: Saturday, March 8, 2014 2:33 PM We have a flock of all “recycled” parrots. Some have had many homes. We have hormonal & plucking issues and some chubby Amazons that were on bad diets for years. So we are always looking...

What is Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)? Part 2

Excerpt from ‘The Holistic Parrot’, by Leslie Moran, June 2013, issue # 185, Parrots magazine. This is part two of a two part series.   On the internet, there seems to be a good deal of confusion about the safety of using GSE, and much has been written about it, so the purpose of this article...

GSE, Over 80 Labs Find it Safe and Effective

"Grapefruit Seed Extract" by Allan Sachs, DC, CCN. . According to Allan Sachs, DC, CCN, in his book, “ The Authoritative Guide to Grapefruit Seed Extract”, GSE is a broad spectrum product that has the ability to work against a wide range of organisms. Hundreds of laboratory tests have shown...

What is Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)?

Excerpt from ‘The Holistic Parro’t, by Leslie Moran, May 2013, issue # 184, Parrots magazine. This is part one of a two part series.   On the internet, there seems to be a good deal of confusion about the safety of using GSE, and much has been written about it, so the purpose of this...
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