Dear Parrot Lover,
It is a well-known fact that parrots can eat more ‘human food’ that any other domestic animal. This is mainly because that ‘human food’ is whole vegetables, fruits and grains, rather than processed and
added with other by-products found in canned pet food.
Most parrot species originate from tropical climates where eating fruits, vegetables and legumes are a core component of their daily diet. It is up to us as responsible and loving parrot owners to re-create this diet as best as possible in order to ensure the well-being of our parrots.
This can be easily down by providing your parrot with fresh fruits and vegetables every day. Make sure you wash the fruits and vegetables first in case there are any pesticides on them. When giving your parrot apples do remove the core of the apple and the seeds as they contain trace elements of cyanide and are lethal to parrots. You can slice up the apple and offer it to your parrot by the slice and keep the rest in a sealed sandwich bag in your refrigerator until later.
Bananas are another fun fruit for parrots to eat. These can be sliced in thick chunks which larger parrots love to hold in their feet to eat. For smaller parrots banana pieces can be pushed through the cage bars to be pecked at.
Frozen orange slices are a wonderful treat on a hot summer day for any parrot!
There are even special cage accessories that you can purchase online and at your local pet store in which you can place fresh fruit and vegetables in your parrot’s cage for easy access, such as a parrot-friendly skewer stick.
However, don’t forget that parrots also thrive on eating legumes, seeds and grains. Here you can give your parrot a few snap peas to try. A handful of organic nuts are also a wonderful treat too! There are plenty of reputable pet stores online that sell a variety of high-quality nuts and seeds for parrots.
If you have a smaller parrot you can give them an extra special treat and toy by simply taking an empty toilet paper roll and smearing it in peanut butter and then rolling it around in seeds and small nuts before hanging it up in your parrot’s cage using a piece of twine. This same treat can be made for wild birds outside and hang up from a tree in your garden.
Regardless of what food you feed your parrot always be sure to remove fresh fruits and vegetables from your parrot’s cage as soon as he has discarded them. Otherwise they will become bad and your parrot could get very sick eating moldy fruits and veggies.
Don’t forget to give your bird plenty of fresh clean water to drink every day too!
Training Your Bird
Ring in the New Year with a Well Trained Bird
Have you been wanting to train your bird, but you weren’t sure you knew how to do it? It’s actually easier to train a bird than you might think. In just a few minutes a day you can begin to train your bird to do a whole range of tricks like:
Flying on cue
Placing rings on a peg
Kissing on cue
Riding a bike
Sleeping like a baby
And many more ….
Tricks are More than Just Tricks
You might be thinking that tricks are just for fun and games. Actually teaching your bird tricks is a component of helping to alter some bad behavioral things he may do as well. Tricks can be used in so many ways you wouldn’t believe!
One of the primary things teaching your bird tricks will do is open a whole new door up in your relationship with your bird. It will bond him to you and vice versa, and he won’t be relegated to just being a cage ornament. A bird that know tricks is more often than not a treasured family member and not just another chore to take care of.
Training Made Easy
The Bird Tricks training system offers you all the information you need to successfully train your bird. You’ll have access to expert created videos and materials so that you can learn by watching and then doing. You’ll be amazed at how much you will learn from the cool tricks to the behavioral
issues such as stopping biting and screaming. Did you know you can even stop your bird from pooping everywhere (a potty training command!)?
This is a system worth checking out since it’s been successfully used by many!