Category Archives: Nutrition

Pellets v. a Fresh Diet: The Great Pet Food Debate

There is a recurring discussion in one of the online parrot groups that I moderate about whether or not pellets should be fed to parrots.  Well, actually, to be more accurate, the pellet v. fresh food debate recurs throughout aviculture, … Continue reading

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Nutrition Related Diseases in Birds

Over the past couple of months, Dr. Echols, some other avian vets I know, and I engaged in an email conversation about nutrition related diseases in companion birds.  Dr. Echols has posted his and my conversation about it on his … Continue reading

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My recipe for chop’n’freeze

At the request of some folks on Facebook, I’m posting my recipe for chop’n’freeze.  It varies based on seasonal availability and, to some extent, my whim.  However, there is a method to the madness and a certain amount of infrastructure. … Continue reading

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He’s a fast learner!

Archie has been here for three days now, and he’s already made enormous progress.  I haven’t yet tried to open the cage door because I first wanted him to get settled in, get used to us and comfortable with us, … Continue reading

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Meet Archibald Felix Strong…

…Otherwise known as Archie.  Archie is a 22 year old Hawkheaded Parrot.  I’ve always wanted a Hawkhead, but since I regularly get birds from people, it doesn’t really make sense to go out and buy one.  So last week when … Continue reading

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How to make cheap and easy foraging toys at home.

I’ve had lots of people lately ask me how to make foraging toys for their birds out of products you can find at home.   It’s taken me a while to get around to doing it, but I give you now … Continue reading

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