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Why Parrots Need Fats In Their Diet

Fat is a macronutrient which plays a vital role in keeping your bird healthy. All birds need to have some bioavailable fat in their diet. Including healthy fats in your Parrot’s diet is essential for many bodily functions, these include: Source of energy Absorption of fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) Immune system […]

Lessons Learnt From A Sick Bird

Sophie explains the lessons learnt from a sick bird. Having a sick bird is one of the hardest and most stressful aspects of living with Parrots. Our sweet Baby Olive the turquoise Green-cheeked Conure became unwell last year. One evening we noticed her scratching at her face repeatedly, but after a minute or two she […]

Why Do Parrots Need Protein?

Protein is a macronutrient which plays a vital role in keeping your bird healthy. Including protein in your Parrot’s diet is essential for many bodily functions, these include: Feather growth Building and repairing tissue Hormone production and regulation Metabolism regulation Immune system support A diet lacking in protein can cause poor body condition, poor feather […]

How To Sprout Parrot Seeds

Spouting seeds, grains and legumes is a fantastic way of providing nutrients, minerals and a source of protein to your bird. When seeds are sprouted, the fat reserve is used up during germination which makes them healthier and easier to digest. Which Seeds Can Be Sprouted?  Not all seeds, grains and legumes can be sprouted, […]

Safe Seeds For Parrots

Seeds and grains are a natural part of a Parrot’s diet, but as with all things, they should be fed in moderation. Many seeds have a higher fat content, so feeding them as the main part of your bird’s diet will often lead to an imbalance of nutrition and potential health problems. However, if you provide […]

Safe Flowers For Parrots

In this blog Sophie looks at safe flowers for Parrots. Flowers are a fantastic addition to your Parrot’s diet, not only for their abundance of health benefits, but also in the variety they provide as part of a balanced diet. They can be presented in a chop, offered as foot toys or even brewed as […]

Safe Spices For Parrots

Spices are a fantastic addition to your Parrot’s diet, not only for their abundance of health benefits, but also in the variety they provide as part of a balanced diet. They can be presented in a chop or offered as foot toys, and curious birds will enjoy tasting these healthy treats. You can often find […]

Safe Herbs for Parrots

Thank you to Sophie Barnett for writing this blog for us on herbs for Parrots to eat. The Benefits Of Herbs Herbs are a fantastic addition to your Parrot’s diet, not only for their abundance of health benefits, but also in the variety they provide as part of a balanced diet. They can be presented […]