Dandelion – Herbs as daily parrot food

posted by Gudrun @ 16:13 PM
April 28, 2010

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It’s the time of the year again, where we con go out in the yard and harvest some weeds for our parrot food. Dandelion is considered a food and an herb alike and contains many health improving and nutritional ingredients. All parts of the plan can be offered to our birds (and eaten by ourselves).

Dandelion leafs calcium content is so high that it has been used for calcium deficiency. The greens are a richer source of beta-carotene than carrots and contain vitamins D, B complex, and C.  They have very high potassium content, as well as numerous other minerals. Today’s herbalists see dandelion as one of the foremost effective detoxifying herbs.

My birds like to nibble on the flowers also. They like to play and eat the yellow one. And think it is a lot of fun to take each little part from the white fluffy flowers.

Taken from “What Happened to my Peanuts”.


2 Responses to “Dandelion – Herbs as daily parrot food”

  1. Johnathan Darby Says:

    hmm i have a bunch in my yard i will have to give that a try today. i know my blue front amazon, rita, loves to play with flowers. i am sure she will be delighted!

  2. admin Says:

    Do you still have flowers? the dandelion’s I have here are rather large and very bitter. but they are still fun to play with. I think they still get some of the nutrition, even when only playing with the leaves.


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