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Tough Love Plan

Here’s how the tough love plan works Add two new food dishes Method Start by placing a few extra food dishes in your bird’s cage. Put one next to your bird’s highest perch, typically where they sleep. Place the second food dish lower in the cage where you would normally feed your bird. This method […]

Slow And Steady Plan

Find out more about the Slow and Steady Plan by ZuPreem. Day 1 – Remove the old food In the evening, take your old food out of the cage. The goal is to take away food at night so that your bird is hungry in the morning and more apt to try new food. Make […]

Birdie’s Choice Step By Step Plan

Here is how to use the ZuPreem step by step plan to convert your Parrot to new foods.  Choose up to three types of pelleted food Choose up to three different types of pelleted food for your bird. The goal is to allow your bird to choose among three different pellet types they might like […]

Slow And Steady | Converting A Parrot To Pellets

Laurie Hess explains how to convert your Parrot to pellets.  By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Converting your bird from an unhealthy, high-fat, all-seed diet to a nutritionally balanced and complete pelleted diet can be stressful – not only for the bird, but also for you. Birds are creatures of habit who […]

How To Find An Avian Vet

Here is how to find an avian vet for your Parrot.  Training In veterinary school, most students receive very little training in the field of bird care. Therefore, most new graduate veterinarians are ill-equipped to care for this unique species. To truly understand how to provide medical and surgical treatment to birds, veterinarians must complete, […]

How To Give Treats To Your Parrot

Here is how to give treats to your Parrot. By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Just like us, birds love to eat treats. Whether you are rewarding your bird for performing trained behaviours or just giving him a little extra love, a treat can help you both build strong bonds. There are […]

Why Birds Make Great Pets

ZuPreem tells us why birds make great pets. Pets of all kinds can be great companions, giving their owners someone to talk to, cuddle and spend time with. For someone considering a new pet, a bird may not be the first thought, but there are many benefits to owning a bird. Along with their social […]

Are You Spending Enough Time With Your Parrot?

ZuPreem tells us if you’re spending enough time with your Parrot.  By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Birds are flock animals that are used to living in groups of dozens to hundreds, making them very social creatures. Their social and active nature makes it necessary for them to spend some time out […]

ZuPreem’s Feed Smart Nutrition Plan

ZuPreem outline the best diet for your Parrot with their nutrition plan.   Diet The Feed Smart Nutrition Plan has been designed by ZuPreem to give your bird the exact levels of nutrition they need. It is made up of three parts. These are Essential Nutrition, which should be at least 60% of your Parrot’s diet, Enriching […]

3 Parrot Food Conversion Methods Videos from ZuPreem

Here’s how to convert your Parrot to new foods with ZuPreem’s Parrot food conversion methods.  Converting your bird from seeds to pellets may not seem like an easy task. But making the switch to a pelleted food is worth the effort for your bird’s health and wellbeing. Most avian veterinarians recommend a pellet-based diet to […]

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