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1-4 Nuts in Shell (Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Almonds, Hazelnuts)
Few bites of your food (within diet requirements)
Weekly Protein Supplements: (2-3 times per week)
Egg* (hard boiled or scrambled with shell) – wash eggshell with soap & water
Meat (well done) – Chicken, Lean Beef, Lean pork
*If bird shows sign of ovulation, provide eggs with shells & nuts to supplement calcium daily for approximately 2 weeks. Calcium for a developing egg is drawn from the hen’s bones, causing them to become brittle.
Other sources of daily calcium:
Recommended staples to add to any dish:
Harrison’s Adult Lifetime Course
Bird Trick’s All Natural Pellets
Flax Seeds (1 tsp)
Chia Seeds (1/2 tsp)
Sweet Potato (baked, boiled or steamed) – Key source of Vitamin A
Sunflower seeds & millet also contain essential minerals. Serve in small quantities for sedentary birds because they are high in calories and fat.
Parrot Topper Recipe:
(add to shaker jar in equal parts)
Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
Shake over meals.
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Toxic to Birds: Avocado, Chocolate, Caffeine, Alcohol, Carbonation
Limit: Salt, Fat & Sugar
Use Sparingly (as seasoning only, unable to digest whole): Garlic, Onion, Honey
With Caution: Legumes (cooked or sprouted only) and Nuts in Shell especially Peanuts (check for black fungus on nut shells – it is toxic and causes Aspergillosis, which can be fatal)
Always use human grade foods.