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Healthy weeds in our garden

posted by Gudrun @ 12:49 PM
June 14, 2017

 

Some weeds make a great parrot and human food. Do you have dandelion in your yard? If you don’t spray your garden, dandelion make a great parrot food and toy. Why should we pull out such a nutritious and healthy plant, which the settlers valued so highly, that they brought it over from Europe? The Native Americans realized its qualities and integrated it fast in their diet and as medicine. Many people are not aware that they have such a great parrot food in their yards. They usually try to get rid of it. I am looking forward to early spring to be able to start feeding the leafs. Dandelion leafs contain many minerals and vitamins and are very blood cleansing. I ad the leafs  to my fresh parrot food, pureed, cooked and hang them on the side of the cages. Later on the birds love to play with and eat the flowers.


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Cinnamon, yummy and a lethal killer for ecoli

posted by Gudrun @ 12:32 PM
June 14, 2017

My parrots love cinnamon. And many researches, done over the last 20 years, found it is a lethal killer of ecoli. It happens every so often that we get a warning about drinking water contamination with ecoli. By the time it reaches the customer, we might have consumed some of it. Or you hear that it is found in some food, which now has to be recalled. Knowing you (your Fids and kids) have had cinnamon on a regular base can keep your mind at peace, when it comes to ecoli.

I feed it several times a week in different foods for the parrot and me. I buy the ‘real’, the Ceylon cinnamon from Sri Lanka.

But that is not all. Cinnamon also has anti fungal, antibacterial, anti inflammatory and antiviral properties and lowers blood glucose and cholesterol.

something which is so yummy and has so many benefits should be in every bodies parrot food.

BTW it is one ingredient of the Tesoro Treat

 

 


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Dandelion, again

posted by Gudrun @ 13:53 PM
June 8, 2017

Some weeds make a great parrot and human food. Do you have dandelion in your yard? If you don’t spray your garden, dandelion make a great parrot food and toy. Why should we pull out such a nutritious and healthy plant, which the settlers valued so highly, that they brought it over from Europe? The Native Americans realized its qualities and integrated it fast in their diet and as medicine. Many people are not aware that they have such a great parrot food in their yards. They usually try to get rid of it. I am looking forward to early spring to be able to start feeding the leafs. Dandelion leafs contain many minerals and vitamins and are very blood cleansing. I ad the leafs  to my fresh parrot food, pureed, cooked and hang them on the side of the cages. Later on the birds love to play with and eat the flowers.


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Soaked seeds are very nutritious

posted by Gudrun @ 13:42 PM
June 7, 2017

I love it when customers share how they use TOP’s parrot food. A friend and customer of mine was so exited how easy it is to prepare the All-in-One Soak mix that she took photos and shared the process with her list. She was so kind to allow me to share them here.

Here the start:

¼ cup of dry seeds put in a canning jar and filled with water:

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After 24 hours of soaking:

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The dry seeds and after soaking:

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And mixes with some veggies:

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Mo thinks it’s yummy


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My favorite weed

posted by Gudrun @ 11:27 AM
June 5, 2017

Now here is another weed. The early settlers valued plantain so much, that they brought it over from Europe and introduced it into the US. I am not talking about the bananas, but the little weeds everybody tries to get rid of.

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The plantain leafs are coming up here and I am glad to see this little treasures being back in my yard. At the moment the leafs are small and tender and are great in salads. Later, when they are a bit tougher they can be cooked in steam and prepared like spinach. I eat and feed only the small ones to the birds. The big leafs are a fun toy for parrots. All my birds like to tear them apart and try to separate the treats from the leaf. And later when the plantain gets the sticks with the seeds on them they are even more fun for the birds to take apart and eat. They are a real fun and nutritious parrot food.

Plantain is very high in beta-carotene, vitamin C and K, calcium and many minerals. Researches show that Plantain has cholesterol reducing property, helps for disorders of the kidneys, eases coughs and mucous membrane irritation associated with upper respiratory tract infections. I have used it in simmering a leaf for 15 minutes and putting it on a wound. The pain leaves immediately and it heals very fast.


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Nutritional Bird Food Keeps My Bird Healthy

posted by Parrot-Friend @ 15:52 PM
October 31, 2016

2-cockatiel-birdWhen I recently brought home a bird to keep as a pet, I had no real idea of how to take care of this animal. I knew that my parrot needed to have plenty of seeds and other healthy foods in his diet. Initially, I just fed him a whole bunch of different types of fruits so that he would be able to get the different kinds of items that he might be eating if he were out in the tropics still.

I ended up finding some really great bird food that could be served with these different items just so that my bird could have a more balanced diet. The nutritional bird food that I added to his diet was perfectly formulated so that my bird would be getting important vitamins and minerals that he might otherwise miss out on. It was good to know that he was eating what would be healthy for him.

I have been doing a lot of research since I got my bird just so that I am able to really take the best care of him on the whole. It is important for me to be able to keep this bird happy and healthy. I know that the bird food that I have purchased for him is something that really will help with that.


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Healthy Parrots Have Nutritional Parrot Food

posted by Parrot-Friend @ 14:11 PM
August 15, 2016

2 blue budgieThere are many different kinds of parrots, but I think I prefer the smaller ones over the bigger ones. I just think they’re so cute since they’re so small. For example, I adore budgies, both green and blue ones. They have such cute little faces. Not to mention, they’re pretty easy to take care of. I like birds that are low maintenance and make great companions.

But no matter what the bird, as long as owners feed them nutritional parrot food, I think they’re good. I think every parrot deserves the right food and nutrition. They make great companions, after all. And it’s always really cute to see your bird chow down. I really like the way little parrots eat, as they peck and nip. It almost reminds me of chickens.

I just like birds in general, I think. I think they all deserve our tender loving care. So having nutritional parrot food for parrots is an important thing. They need to have the right nutrients to be healthy and alert. You can really tell the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy bird just by their energy. Healthier birds always move around a lot more and like to explore.


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From Totally Organics to TOP’s Parrot Food

posted by Gudrun @ 13:03 PM
May 7, 2014

TOP pellets and veggies

 

 

2003 Totally Organics was created to produce the best

nutritious, natural parrot food on the market. We started out with

organic, human grade ingredients. Producing pet food, we had to take the human grade off our labels. Now we are at a point where we

have to take the word ‘organic’ out of our name or go through a costly certification which would force us to increase the prices considerably.

So we chose to change Totally Organics to ‘TOP’s Parrot Food’.

Our mission is still to produce the best, healthiest and natural

parrot food on the market. The ingredients are still organic, even with two of our suppliers not being certified anymore. TOP’s is GMO free, soy free, corn free, wheat free and nut free food for you parrot.


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Nourish To Flourish

posted by Gudrun @ 17:29 PM
December 27, 2009

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I already suggested the Nourish To Flourish – A Healthy Cookbook for Parrots several weeks ago as a good Christmas gift. Since I got the book, I keep enjoying it every day. It astonishes me constantly how in 129 page can be so much information.  This is a long needed cookbook for parrots; or better for their owners.

Nourish to Flourish is really a treasure. It contains information about parrots nutritional needs, basic utensils in your kitchen, essential dietary components, how to teach your bird to eat new foods and learn to forage, which foods to avoid, many great recipes and much more. All of this combined with wonderful and fun photos. The book is spiral bound, which makes it easy to use while you are cooking.

No matter what parrot food you offer to your bird right now, this book can only enrich your knowledge and your birds diet.


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Polly Wants More than Just a Cracker

posted by Parrot-Friend @ 15:02 PM
August 17, 2009

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When you think about it, parrots are a lot like rambunctious young children. They have the ability to repeat things – sometimes to embarrassing effect. And they’re notoriously messy eaters. Despite these behavioral quirks, parrots make for charming pets that constantly reward their owner’s care and patience. To get off on the right foot with your new bird, try to pinpoint the foods he likes best. Parrots are finicky eaters, but it shouldn’t take long to figure out their dietary preferences.

Fresh fruits are a staple of most parrots’ diets. Bear in mind that they are not suited to handle junk food, so keep the salty, fatty foods out of reach. It’s best to supplement the fresh fruit with nutritional parrot food in the form of pellets. You can think of these as the parrot’s snacks to be distributed between mealtimes.


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