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Re: African Greys

Posted by Tom on 12/16/09
(5) Comments

    I get mine off of Ebay. Often it's sold along with coconut
    oil. I use the paste type in my birdie bread.

    On 11/07/09, GreyLady wrote:
    > On 11/07/09, Mellon wrote:
    >> Where do you purchase the Palm oil from? What do you put in
    >> your bread mixture? I am really interested the info that
    >> you have given. Thank You
    > I got mine from Drs. Foster and SMith but I just checked
    > their site and they don't seem to carry it any longer. I'm
    > not sure where to tell you to look. YOu might try a health
    > food store. For birdy bread, mine is probably never the
    > thing twice. I always start with a cornbread mix. Then I
    > add things, usually whatever I have on hand that is good for
    > them. You can make one with fruits and if you need more
    > liquid, you can use applesauce. You can also make it by
    > mixing in some vegetables or just whatever. My flock likes
    > the frozen mixed vegetables, (not the one with onions) so
    > sometimes I will thaw some, then put them in the batter. If
    > you make it in a muffin pan, it makes it easy to freeze some
    > and pull out what you need, when you need it. If you have
    > one that is picky about pellets, you can add some of them as
    > well.
    > Any time you need more liquid because of added ingredients,
    > make it either the applesauce or just water. Don't use
    > milk. Most parrots are lactose intolerant and it can cause
    > upset stomach. If you really want to start totally from
    > scratch, here is one recipe. Keep in mind, you can mix and
    > match the ingredients until you find one they really like or
    > just to keep a variety of tastes to offer.
    > Ingredients
    > 1 cup corn meal
    > 1 cup organic flour oat or wheat or brown rice
    > 1 cup any flavor V8 Fusion
    > 1 Cup chopped salt free roasted nuts
    > 1 grated apple
    > 4 smashed bannanas
    > 2 eggs
    > 1/4 cup milled flax seed
    > 2 tbs baking powder
    > Organic cooked barley brown rice and quinoa use one cup
    > mix it into the bread
    > Mix it all up add a grated sweet p@o and carrot. All this
    > will add moisture if you need a tad more corn meal add by
    > cups with organic flour.
    > Bake as you would corn meal muffins cool and feed fresh to
    > your parrot.Freeze those you don't need right away and feed
    > daily never use white flour or white rice just use brown
    > organic etc...
    > Instructions
    > Mix all into a bowl as you would cornbread muffins.
    > Bake at 450 degrees until done starting at 20 minutes check
    > the center and add time at 5 minute incraments.