Re: Stupid question, but still have to ask/RobinP
Posted by Norman A. on 11/11/04
A mainly-seed diet is not a good one for a parrot, nor even for a
cockatiel. Seeds are high in fat and low in overall nutrition. A
balanced-diet pellet is much better. All the books say this, as well
as reputable breeders. I use Roudybush brand, which the breeder who
bred my Meyer's Parrot sells. I also have a cockatiel which was
raisd by a breeder on pellets, along with six others, then sold to a
pet shop which was just starting the process of switching them to
cheap pet shop seed mix. Luckily, I found my cockatiel before she
was switched over to the seed diet.
On 11/03/04, KarenH wrote:
> On 10/30/04, Robin P. wrote:
>> I used to believe the only stupid question was the one that no
>> one asked,but I tell you this board anymore....
> Man did you hit the nail on the head w/that one. When anyone comes
> in the store and buys bird-related stuff or a bird, I give out a
> sheet that has a list of all the good fruits, veggies, etc. that
> you can feed to your birds. Some people look at me like I've
> grown a beard or something. "That's not what birds eat." one lady
> said. Many people think that giving veggies to a bird kills it.
> Some of the people were so stupid that I don't think I changed
> their minds at all about bird diet.
>> I fed mine a small parrot mix as well,almost like
>> cockatiel,but it had more safflower,pumpkin seeds,stuff I
>> dehydrate myself(Apples,carrot slices,bananas,papayaetc) ,a bit
>> more variety.So long as you're feeding plenty of other stuff
>> too though,mine were big fans of fresh foods.