Health & Nutrition tomatoes

Feeding Parrots: Are Tomatoes Safe?

  This blog post contains excerpts  from my column, ‘The Holistic Parrot’, that appears in the June 2011, #161 issue of  Parrots magazine.   Wild Birds Know, Leave Nightshade Family Alone Daily I can have up to 100 wild birds patiently waiting for their sprouts to be sprinkled at their designated feeding area.  These wild…

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Health & Nutrition Balanced Macaw meal.

Feeding Parrots: The Value of Complete Protein

  Many Pretty Food Pictures, Lack Complete Protein Among many parrot related websites I often see photos and ingredient lists of the foods these people feed and recommend feeding parrots.  Although the pictures are colorful and the ingredients are basic, it’s immediately clear to me that these authors know very little about the nutrition our…

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Health & NutritionSprouting Q&A 1# and 5# Bags Original and Wheat

Sprouting Blend Ingredients – Original or Wheat-Free

x Sprouting Blend Ingredients All our Sprouting Blends have been especially formulated to provide the highest level of nutrition possible for your birds. Our proprietary formulas contain complete protein. x WHY FEED OUR SPROUTING BLENDS ? x Our Original Sprouting Blend – pictured here Contains a proprietary blend of 100% Organic Human-Grade quality ingredients: lentils,…

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Health & NutritionSprouting Q&A Crimson-winged Parrot, hen,

Feeding Parrots, Properly Grown Sprouts

x x For your birds to receive the highest level of nutrition possible from sprouts, the sprouting blends you use must have these three qualities. 1. Made from high quality certified organic ingredients. 2. Be well formulated to provide complete protein. 3. And must be able to grow for at least two to three days.…

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Health & NutritionSprouting Q&A BBFE OSB

What is Sprouting?

To describe what sprouting is we must define the words – soaking and germination.   Soaking is the process of putting any sproutable food – seeds, grains, legumes or nuts – in water for a period of time.  When a seed is soaked it absorbs water.  This triggers biochemical reactions inside the seed and germination…

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Health & Nutrition Crimson-winged parrot, male.

Nutritional Daily Requirements for Parrots

This blog contains excerpts from my column, ‘The Holistic Parrot’,  that appears in the March 2011, #158 issue of Parrots magazine.   x Nutritional Daily Requirements – Determining Minimum, Recommended and Optimal Levels The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) published a preliminary report in 1998 titled, “Nutrition Expert Panel Review, New Rules for…

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