Choosing the right diet for your parrot is crucial to its overall health...
The right diet can have a massive impact on your bird's overall health and improve their quality of life significantly. This book takes you through various topics with the most up-to-date information on avian nutrition and points out some important facts that every parrot owner should be aware of.
Dr Karen Becker, DVM, explains the importance of feeding your pet bird a species-appropriate diet, and why it is best to closely mimic a bird's native diet and include an abundance of fresh, live, whole foods.
Dr Jamie Abete, DVM, helps you understand why some veterinarians can be reluctant to recommend fresh foods. She walks you through the dietary needs of certain species of birds such as macaws, lorikeets and lories, eclectus, as well as explaining how important is to keep your parrot's gut bacteria in balance and the effects of supplementation with probiotics.
Dr Stephanie Lamb, DVM, explains the importance of protein in your bird's diet, and how feather disorders are linked to a parrot's inappropriate diet. She describes the essentials of plant oils, why different vitamins and minerals are required in a bird's diet to ensure adequate health and longevity, and helps you understand the implications for any deficiencies and excess.
Learn more about feeding fruits to your birds. Discover the nutrition profiles of parrot-safe nuts, grains, seeds, legumes and edible flowers in a handy nutrition list. Power up your bird's bowl with soaked and sprouted seeds and grains, and discover how to grow your own microgreens.
All this is complemented with over 30 wholesome recipes that are both quick and easy to make, so you don't have to spend too much time in the kitchen.
Preparing, deliciously healthy foods for your bird has never been easier