Post: More diet info..
Posted by LindaC in OK on 1/18/07
This is my own pre typed info but maybe some will get some
hints. Pellets do not take the place of healthy foods.
Healthy diet along with spending quality time with Ďyouí
makes a happy healthy bird. To me a diet for birds is a
good seed mix, some natural pellets (I donít give every
day and not the ones with dye), sprouted seeds, fresh
veggies, cooked foods and treats. cuttlebone, mineral
block always in cages as well as millet spray most of the
We start out the day with romaine lettuce and broccoli and
add a couple others of kale, cilantro, zuchinni, belle
peppers/all colors, yellow squash, corn on the cob,
cucumber, sprouted seeds, mustard and collard greens all
washed well, diced small and fed raw.
Cooked foods given every evening are chicken or turkey
either crock pot cooked or baked, brown rice, mashed hard
boiled egg, baked sweet potato, oatmeal and toast/no milk
nor sugar, pastas/plain or with sauce. No not all the same
day but a thing or two.
treats are cheerios, shredded wheat, animal crackers now
and then, maybe a chex cereal. They don't get these every
This first group I never feed.
Avocados/including quacamole/highly toxic with natural mold
Raw onions /cause kidney problems
Mushrooms / itís a fungus
Nutmeg / cause kidney problems
Apple Seeds/They have cyanide in them
Peanuts/Very high in fat content plus natural mold
Grapes/high sugar plus natural mold
Raisins/8 times more sugar than grapes
Gassy foods/Cabbage, turnips, etc.
High Sugar/Fat (cookies, ice cream, chips, nothing fried,
Next is occasional or sometimes foods.
Sunflower seeds/high fat give only a few a day
Onions/cooked well are okay occasionally
Salty Foods give in moderation ie celery
Spinach/only once a week else it blocks calcium.
Carrots/every 5 to 7 days they are loaded with sugar.
Apples/I only give once a week or they cause loose stools
plus natural sugar.
Orange segment/Now and then
Breads with yeast/better to give pieces of soft tortillas
or birdie bread with corn bread base and frozen veggies.
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More diet info.., 1/18/07, by LindaC in OK. Re: More diet info.., 1/19/07, by Jean. Re: More diet info.., 1/19/07, by Jo-Ann. Re: More diet info../Welcome Jean, 1/20/07, by LindaC in OK.