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Nutrition and Foraging, Because it’s not just about what you feed them, but what they actually eat.

I had the great pleasure over the weekend to do a presentation for the  Baltimore Bird Fanciers fall show. Here is a copy of the slide show for those who were unable to attend. http://www.slideshare.net/abirdsbestlife/slideshelf  

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Benefits of Plants for Parrots

What a wicked winter we’ve had here in the American North East! And it’s taken quiet a toll on my garden. Even my super hardy plants, like Swiss Chard and Collard Greens are just piles of slime! But the days … Continue reading

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My Chop My Way

Little did I know when I, as the Maryland  Education Coordinator for Phoenix Landing, scheduled Patricia Sund, author of the blog Parrot Nation, to come do her Chop presentation how much it would change the way I feed my birds.  … Continue reading

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Fun With Foraging

Had another wonderful Phoenix Landing event over the weekend and I wanted to share the presentation with all of you. Hope you enjoy it and come away with a new idea or two. Please share some of your foraging experiences! … Continue reading

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Quinoa Dinner Mash

I’ve had several people asking me for my mash recipe lately, so I thought I’d share it here too. This is what I feed my flock for dinner every night during cold weather. I make a big batch, changing the … Continue reading

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Flowers for Ariel (and her Flock)

Today is Ariel’s 5th birthday, and we are be celebrating with flowers for breakfast! Yes, I said flowers for breakfast. Although today is a special day, and Ariel and her flockmates are getting and extra fancy bunch of flowers, I … Continue reading

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The Problem With Peanuts

So many times when I’m giving a class on nutrition for parrots, people are surprised to hear that peanuts are not a safe food to feed their birds. They tell me that peanuts are their bird’s favorite nut, or that … Continue reading

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Parrot Gardens

The other day was a wonderful warm sunny spring day, and I was lucky enough to have the afternoon off, and spent it working in my garden, with all my birdies watching me and enjoying the sunshine too. I think on … Continue reading

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Green Eggs

In honor of Eart Day and all things green, I thought I’d share my recipe for Green Eggs. All of my parrots love these eggs (with the exception of Ariel, the avowed Vegan).  They are as nutritious as they are … Continue reading

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Go Ahead And Sprout Something

I have been accused of being a “Sprout Pusher”. If you are not already sprouting seeds for your parrots, let me try to convince you to give it a try. Dry seeds hold all the nutritional potential of the adult … Continue reading

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