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Cooked vs. raw organic parrot food

posted by Gudrun @ 11:19 AM
October 31, 2014

parrot foodparrot food I know many people, who are convinced that only raw is the best organic parrot food. They reason in Nature there is no cooked food. Then there are parrot owners who cook and bake for their birds. Who is right?

None of them is right or wrong. It often depends on the parrot.

It is correct that there is no cooked food in nature. But what about parrots, that don’t eat raw vegetables? My Grey, for example, eats vegetables only when they are at least slightly cooked. I know people who bake birdie bread to hide fresh vegetables, to get their bird to eat them. I cook millet and quinoa to hide and get my parrots

to eat vegetables.

Warm food, for many living beings is comfort food. It reminds them of the times, when they were babies and nurtured from their parents. At that time the food baby parrots were fed was processed in the crop and had the body temperature of their parents. Also the nutrition in some veggies are easier absorbed by the body when cooked. It often is enough to cook them for a short time in steam.

I often have been challenged to get some healthy food into a parrot. With some birds we have to be quite tricky to get them to eat fresh foods. And we have to find a way to get our parrots to eat their veggies.


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