Archive | January, 2013


UPDATE January 26, 2013: I have altered the poster (removed the fish reference) after a message from New Life Parrot Rescue: Hemp seed is also another great essential fatty acids. We wouldn’t advocate feeding parrots fish due to pollutants in our waters and the fact that most parrots are essentially vegan and get their EFAs through […]

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Calcium is Key

In captive pet birds, disorders of calcium metabolism … are common, ranging from osteodystrophy in young birds (due in part to the greater calcium requirement in young growing birds) to hypocalcemic seizures and egg binding in adults. Although African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus) are considered to be especially susceptible to disorders of calcium metabolism, problems have been reported in a variety of […]

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Posies for Parrots!

Spring is coming (really, it is!) and it’s never too early to begin thinking about creating a “Parrot Garden”! In today’s post about edible flowers, guest blogger Shauna Roberts continues to share her expertise about nutrition with the following information about feeding flowers to parrots: Flowers can be a fun addition for garnish, to add […]

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The Choice

  Many people fancy having birds at their homes today. But what are the consequences of doing so? The Bird, the Cage and the Choice is a film that raises the concerns of captive breeding of birds through the views and practices of a passionate bird fancier. (-Pooja Gupta) Today I came across the work of a […]

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Peas (and Beans) Add Protein for Parrots!

For this Parrot Poster about nutrition for parrots, I am very happy to introduce you to our guest blogger, Shauna Roberts. Shauna has graciously offered her expertise and experience with avian nutrition for the next few Parrot Posters. Today, she writes about why legumes are an important part of a parrot’s diet: Legumes are low […]

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