Leslie is skilled at using food and nutrition to reverse or prevent disease conditions from developing in the first place in parrots and finches. Since 2002 she has been researching the facts and translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions, and easy to use food combinations, for those who care about the health and well-being of the companion birds, parrots and finches, in their homes or their aviary flocks.
Health & Nutrition

Parrot Supplements – Not Needed!

Supplements vs A Balance of Real Food When parrots and finches joined my family in 1998, I used to feed them a wide variety of supplements. But the only reason I did this was because I was just starting to learn about the correct combination of foods that makes up a TRUE–‘Balanced Exotic Avian Maintenance…

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Health & Nutrition

Maltodextrin-Bad For Parrots

While most people think that ‘Parrot Supplements’ are good for their birds, it’s essential to read the ‘fine print’ on the label. When you start reading labels you’ll quickly understand that many parrot supplements contain unhealthy ‘filler’ ingredients masquerading as something that is supposed to be healthy for your birds. Maltodextrin is just one of…

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Feather Destruction

Over Preening vs Poor Feather Quality

 The parrot discussed in this blog post is a member of the Healthy Bird Project. What is ‘over preening’? Many people assume that parrots are just too rough with their feathers. As a result, poor nutrition is never identified as the true cause. Feathers grown from unbalanced nutrition produce poor feather quality. And this means…

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Feather DestructionMalnutrition Feather damage caused by malnutrition.

Avian Malnutrition and Feather Condition

This article appears in its entirety in the August 2019, issue #259 of Parrots magazine.       Did you know that your bird’s feather condition, ragged edges and improper coloring can be a sign of avian malnutrition, undernutrition or imbalanced nutrition? And what about beaks? Do you know anyone who regularly has their bird’s…

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Our Sprouting Blends sprouts

Excellent Nutrition, Made Easy

Sprouts Are the Most Nutritious Food that Exists  But for your parrots and finches to receive this nutritious benefits–you’ve got to be feeding properly grown sprouts that have these qualities: Must be formulated to provide your birds Complete Protein. An essential nutrient missing from almost all avian diets. Must have a compatible germination and growth rate. This prevents…

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Our Sprout Blend Nutrients Sir Charles sprouts

Superior Nutrition, BBFE Complete Analysis

. Do you think you’re feeding your birds a well balanced diet? When using food, as a healing tool, and for keeping your birds healthy you need to feed the best and most nutritious parrot food available. In my ‘Balanced Avian Exotic Maintenance Diet Food Plan’ our sprouting blends (Best Bird Food Ever! – BBFE)…

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Our Sprouting Blends OSB Sprouts

Sprouting Blends – Expected Rate of Use

x Our Original Sprouting and Wheat-Free Sprouting Blends. x Initial Setup: If you are new to sprouting our Complete Sprouting Kit is for you. x x xIf you are new to sprouting Purchase either or 1# or a 5# Complete Sprouting Kit. Select the best size for the number of birds you care for. This…

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