Archive for March, 2010


My first recipe for converting parrots to fresh food

posted by Gudrun @ 15:16 PM
March 27, 2010

 

parrot food

Well, it was not my first recipe, but the first nutritious parrot food almost all birds went for. It took me a while to realize that I had to trick them into trying something, which was new, but had a familiar taste to it. I had made this parrot food in various forms several times, but most birds decided they wait for the seeds and pellets.

It was when I added a little peanut butter that they thought it was delicious. And here we go:

 

I cooked millet or quinoa; put the same amount of two or three different vegetables in the food processor and blend until fine.

 

That was the recipe they did not want to eat first. So, I added some peanut butter and voila, they liked it. Over time I decreased the amount of peanut butter and blend the vegetables more coarse until I could ad chunks of veggies and leave out the peanut butter. My birds still like the veggies at least a little cooked, but now they eat them by themselves.


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Parrot training workshop at the PEAC San Diego

posted by Gudrun @ 15:25 PM
March 11, 2010

parrot food

 

Living with parrots means to constantly learn about nutrition, parrot food and behavior. It is great that there are people around who help us with it. One of them is Barbara Heidenreich. Even if you think you have heard and seen here already, there is always more to learn.

That’s why I am glad to pass on that she will do a workshop for PEAC San Diego. If there is a possibility, have her come to your house and work with your birds. It is worth it.

Here is the link with more information:

 

http://www.peac.org/docs/Heidenreich_reg_and_bio.pdf


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