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 $13.95 per pound?
. This comes from the friend of a loyal customer:   Our Original Sprouting Blend at three days of growth. Perfect nutrition. . QUESTION I can buy the ingredients at my local market for $2.50 a pound … why should I buy your product for $13.95 a pound?   Thanks for your great questions....
Your Starter Kit is Great!
. Lucy, Illiger macaw, when a baby.   Friday, August 21, 2009   I am owned by Lucy, the Illeger macaw. I had no idea how hard I would fall in love with my girl. I’ve been experimenting with sprouting for her, but I’ve had limited success using online resources. This morning...
Rosemary Low: Your Sprouting Mixes are Excellent!
Pearly conures, enjoying our sprouting blends, photo provided by Rosemary Low. February 17, 2012   Dear Leslie,   I found your sprouting mixes excellent. Indeed, when I spoke about Parrot Nutrition at the Think Parrots meeting, Mike Taylor of Northern Parrots told me he had a big rush on sprouting...
Feeding Parrots: Photos of Nutritious Meals
A Blue & Gold macaw sized meal: Original Sprouting Blend, fruit (grapes, kiwi, mango, blueberries) and nuts.   I begin every personalized avian nutrition consultation by explaining the importance of having a properly formulated, properly grown sprouting blend make up at least 50 % of the bird’s...
Feeding Parrots: What’s Essential for Good Health
  Baby Blue Quakers enjoying our sprouting blends. Photo courtesy of Barbi's Birdhouse.   When wanting to keep our parrots healthy so many people focus on avoiding the pathogens. However, we live on a planet that’s full of them: aspergillosis, candida, bacteria, viral infections and the...
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