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Alternative Foodstuffs Our Parrots Love To Eat

Find out more about alternative foodstuffs Parrots like eating.  Over the years my wife April and I have worked with quite a few psittacines that were also “picky” eaters. Sometimes it would take months to change the diet habits of birds kept in mundane, every-day-the-same-food environments. As we continued to read more about natural nutritional […]

You Cook for Parrots?

Dot Schwarz explains how to cook for Parrots. You Cook for Parrots? Yes, and for my Parakeets as well. I’m used to incredulous smiles from non-Parrot people but on this forum I expect that you, rather than laugh at me, will either be in a similar position or might be tempted to try some of […]

Omega Fatty Acids: Getting the Balance Right

Find out more about Omega Fatty Acids. Fatty acids are the building blocks for fats and oils in the body, all animals including birds need them. Recent research has shown that balanced omega 3 and 6 fatty acids in the diet are good for a whole host of body functions. About When these are available […]

What Can’t I Feed My Parrot

Blog post by Liz Wilson entitled what can’t I feed my Parrot? This is obviously the sister article to my previous one about what you can feed your Parrot and this one will be much shorter. However, it never fails that when I think I know something about a subject, I learn a tremendous amount by researching before starting […]

What Can I Feed My Parrot – Part 2

Liz Wilson explains about Parrot food and what you can feed your Parrot. Welcome to What CAN I Feed My Parrot – PART 2. To read the first part of this article please click here to read it. Or click here for what your Parrot shouldn’t be eating. For those of you rejoining me let me just recap on […]

What CAN I Feed My Parrot? – Part 1

Liz Wilson tells us what you can feed your Parrot.  This article was inspired by an excellent question posted on the Northern Parrot’s Q&A section regarding the confusion caused by British vs. American names for various foodstuffs. To read part 2 of the article, click here.  Nutrition Then it evolved into a discussion of what foods […]

10 Ways to Get Your Parrot to Try New Foods

Here are 10 ways to get your Parrot to try new foods. Encouraging Parrots to eat new foods or introducing new foods such as vegetables can be tricky. Give these tried and tested top tips from Liz Wilson a try today… 1. Eat the new food in front of the bird, acting like it is delicious! […]

Successfully Converting A Parrot To Pellets

In this blog, Liz Wilson advise how to convert a Parrot to pellets. How To Convert A Parrot To Pellets A sequel to Liz Wilson’s article, Parrot Nutrition.  To make the most sense of this article, please read that one first. When I finally realized years ago that my Blue and Yellow Macaw Sam was chronically ill […]

The Parrot Training Diet? by Barbara Heidenreich

Find out more about the Parrot training diet. I decided to write about this topic because people who have signed up for my mailing list automatically get sent a series of three video clips in which I demonstrate how I trained my Amazon Parrot to let me trim his nails. Questions Some of the questions I keep getting are […]

How To Give Parrots The Best Nutrition

 Dot Schwarz explains how giving your Parrot the best nutrition is possible. Since vets say that so much of their clients present them with Parrots who are ill fed. You have a Parrot or Parrots, and you want them to have the BEST nutrition. With that aim in view you research books, articles, internet sites […]