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Feeding Conversion – Scenic Bird Food Pellets
Saint Lucia Parrot, amazona versicolor, Adult eating Grass

Feeding Conversion – Scenic Bird Food Pellets

How to improve your bird’s health with Scenic Bird Food and good fruit &
vegetable selections!
• Place Scenic Bird Food in a separate cup from your bird’s normal food and leave it there all day and night.
• Replace with fresh food daily.
• Keep the cup full.
• Only after your bird is eating Scenic Bird Food should you place it in the normal food cup.

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How Can I Get My Parakeets to Eat Something Other Than Seed?

Birds that have been only given one food for all their lives are harder to convert to a better diet but it can be done with time and patience.

A wide flat dish with chopped veggies, mashed carrots, squash, and a big hunk of green romaine lettuce placed on the center of the bottom of their cage every day for a month should get them rolling. Sprinkle the plate with some sed, and take out their main dish for a few hours after placing the fresh food dish in the cage.

Here is just one option using bird bread to get them to eat pellets.

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A Trio of Picky Parrots – Conure, Cockatiel and Parakeet Are Picky Eaters – Help!

From: Wanda  <xxxxxxx@gmail.com>

I have 3 birds, a conure, a cockatiel, and a parakeet. My birds are really fussy about their food. I feed the parakeet Hartsfield, the cockatiel is very fussy, I’m trying to teach her to forge her food. She just throws her food out of the cage and uses her dish as a toilet. The conure is very fussy too but she does look for her food until she finds what she wants.

Hi Wanda,

You didn’t mention how your birds are housed so I must assume they are each in their own cage of appropriate size. If they share a big cage or aviary, the dynamics of the situation change somewhat. 

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About Harrisons Organic Bird & Parrot Food

Premium, Certified Organic, and Non – GMO formulas because the single most important thing you can do for your bird is to feed it right.

About Our Formulas
Today, formulated bird foods are the choice of educated modern families because they know malnutrition is the leading cause of death in companion birds. But what they may not know is what is in the formulated diet that they are feeding. Or better yet, what is left out. (more…)

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Check Out Farming Parrots in Their Gardens

– are they the real macaws?

Generally speaking, the answer is ‘No, parrots do not make good “Intentional” farmers as they destroy more than they build. Ironically that mess on your floor which was clean 15 minutes ago is an example of nature’s way of using birds as agents to spread seeds throughout the earth. As an example, birds do not have receptors for capsaicin, the protein that makes peppers hot, so birds will still eat the peppers and disperse the seeds. You and I on the other hand will need to drink lots of beer to put out the mouth fire.

Before moving forward I’d like to note that what you are about to read is a digital collaboration between me and Nora – unbeknownst to her as I write this but she will be making the final edits on this post. The original title was “Grow a Garden for Your Parrot” but clearly, there is a difference between what men think about parrots and farming and what women think about growing stuff for parrots

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The Skinny on Lafeber Nutriberries and Avi-cakes

As you read this, the conflict between the Hatfields and the McCoys is probably still raging but in keeping up with the times it probably sounds something like “Hey Edgar McCoy, stay off my Facebook page or my family will hashtag you with some really bad stuff” tagged Ralph Hatfield – 18 likes – two shares – or something like that. 

And so the debate rages about how a seed diet is bad for birds. Pellets are the only thing you should feed your birds, saving seeds only as treats is something that I read a lot on the Internet – so must be true. Tell that to the parrots who for generations in the rainforest never once fed off the Mystical Magical Pellets tree.

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How Bulk Re-Bagged Bird Food Can Make Your Bird Sick

I was reading in a parrot-related forum recently about the great pricing a website had because it sold all its bird food in bulk. In other words not in factory-sealed bags with nitrogen injected to kill insect larvae.
 
Basically, the food gets shipped to you in a plastic bag. We see a lot of bulk bird food sold in pet shops with those fancy dispensers used to sell all sorts of bulk foods, nuts & candy.

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Upsides to Wing Clipping & EZ Pellet Conversion
Blue and yellow macaw parrot with clipped stretched wings on branch in bird park

Upsides to Wing Clipping & EZ Pellet Conversion

Welcome to your Sunday Birdie Brunch.
 
Everyone who knows me knows I am an advocate of keeping birds flighted. Strong headed as I am I realize that there are two sides to every story so I asked Denise Wamsley to provide her input on the benefits of clipping bird’s wings. Denise – you’re on.
 
“Hi everyone.
 
If your flighted bird is startled, it’s first instinct is to fly–and that’s how you lose it. (A (properly) trimmed bird can still fly, just horizontally and down…)
 
Or it’s just flying around when company arrives, the front door is open, and your bird flies out. Every spring, an incredible number of lost cockatiels (usually small birds), is reported. Breaks my heart. Never found, either.

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Bird Food Pellet Conversion Made Easy

We get a lot of people who call and e-mail asking how to convert their birds to a pellet diet. The advantage of a pellet bird food diet is that pellets are considered engineered foods. In other words the bird food manufacturers decide what components are necessary for a nutritious diet and then they blend the ingredients by grinding them up and extruding them so that each individual pellet contains a precisely controlled diet. 

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