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.
Supplements Never Feed Bird Grit

Bird Grit, Harmful Ingredients

Before reading this article, be sure you have read the ‘Never Feed Bird Grit’ post, it provides valuable information. Be Aware of Ingredients In reviewing the ingredient list on this label of bird grit, the ones below in CAPITALS are the ingredients that are toxic and harmful. It’s these ingredients you want to avoid. Of…

Read more
Supplements Never Feed Bird Grit

Never Feed Bird Grit, Harmful for Parrots

  Before feeding grit to any bird, you need you know the species of bird you want to feed grit to. Parrots and finches (psittacines and passerines) do not need grit. . . Did you know that feeding grit can even be harmful for these birds? Never feed birds grit. Keep reading to learn more.…

Read more
Malnutrition

Is Your Parrot Malnourished?

. . . There are three ways to determine if your parrot or finch is malnourished. If your birds have any of these symptoms they are not eating the best parrot diet possible. . . . . . ONE: Physical Symptoms TWO: Behaviors THREE: Examine their Diet . . . 1. Most Common Physical Symptoms…

Read more
Supplements

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…

Read more
Supplements

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…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more