Re: More diet info..
Posted by Jean on 1/19/07
OK, this is probably a dumb question, but what are sprouted
seeds??? (I'm also in OK)
On 1/18/07, LindaC in OK wrote:
> 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.