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Shauna’s Mash

From guest blogger Shauna Roberts: Mash is a mixture of legumes, grains, vegetables and some fruit and first became known in the ’70s by breeder John Stoodley. Since that time it evolved into a few well known recipes in the early ’90s such as Alicia McWatter’s and today is basically a whole food diet. “Whole […]

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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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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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A+ for Orange

Oh boy! The rain’s beating down on my window, and the skies have turned from blue to grey overnight. We’ve had an amazing summer that lasted until early October here in the Pacific Northwest, but now Autumn has definitely arrived. I love the fall; it’s my favourite season. The colourful leaves crunching on the ground, […]

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It’s a Parrot Mash-up!

Mash, parrot salad, chop: whatever you call it, it’s good for your birds! Think of mash as a mix-up of veggies, pasta, grains and beans. It will be different every time you make it, because the recipe will depend on what you have on hand, what is fresh at the grocery store, and what you […]

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Food for Parrots

I’m very excited to present a new line of posters, designed specifically for people who have companion parrots, or have done the research and made the decision to adopt a bird and want more information. These posters can also be used by rescues who want to make sure that people sharing their lives with birds […]

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