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Dried herbs for parrots

posted by Gudrun @ 18:20 PM
December 16, 2009

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Like you already know, I like to use herbs for my parrot’s food. Now at this time of the year there is not much growing. I am also an avid user of herb teas. To buy them in bags is not only expensive, but it does not taste as good as tea from fresh bulk herbs. So, long time ago I started to have always a supply at hand. Eventually I thought it would be a good idea to mix some of them and offer them to my birds.

Now during winter, when there are no fresh herbs, my birds have their bowl with dried herbs in the cage. But that is not the only way they can be used as parrot food. I add them to omelets and other fresh food. They give a variety in taste and provide nutrition.

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Here are a few of the dried herbs I use:

Nettle leafs – which have a very cleansing effect and are especially good for older birds with arthritis.

Peppermint – calms the digestive system and nerves, is soothing and strengthens the heart muscle.

Yarrow – is good for the liver and the glandular system

Slippery Elm Bark Powder – draws impurities and heals all parts it comes in contact with.

Hawthorn berries -are high on vitamin C and B complex and are very good for the hearth.

Dandelion leafs – promotes healthy circulation, strengthens arteries, stimulates the liver and cleanses the blood and much more.

In case you want to give it a try, here is where I buy my herbs:

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/

http://www.oregonswildharvest.com/


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