What we feed our birds
They are fed a variety of foods, The main part of their diet is Zupreem Fruit Blend Pellets, they get a high quality bird seed we buy our seed from Chuck at Reed Seed, Located in Ohio. We buy from him at different bird fairs, Fresh Fruits for the ones who eat Fruit, and they all get some form of Veggie Which Varies depending on what we have, They do have their favorites which is Corn - either kernels or on the cob even though its not the most nutritious veggie it's not going to hurt them having it , Green beans, Chard, Kale, Spinach (given sparingly especially to breeding birds), Parsley (like Spinach given sparingly), Romaine Lettuce, Red Leaf Lettuce, Collard Greens, Cooked whole wheat noodles, hard boiled eggs, Cooked bean mix (15 bean soup), Cooked Brown Rice, Flax seed, Some of the fruits they get are Grapes, Banana's, Apples, Watermelon, and Cantaloupe. This is not an extensive list, it's just some of what our birds eat.
This veggie mix has mixed veggies, brown rice, chopped up sweet potatoes and 15 different beans.
I cooked the mixed veggies and sweet potatoes together, once done I drained them then gave them a good rinse, this brought back their natural bright colors and washed off all the cloudiness from the cooking, and makes it more appealing to the parrots ,since they love bright colors.
I cooked the beans (just a normal bag from a 15 bean soup bag, I added some Navy beans as well)until they were thoroughly done drained and rinsed those as well, the rice was one of those in a bag so I just tossed the bag into the mixed veggie and sweet potato pot, once everything was cooked and drained and rinsed, I poured it all in one big pot and mixed it together.
Dehydrated Fruits & Veggies
We switch this up depending on what we have on hand, Our typical mix is
Using Betty Crocker Corn Bread Mix, cooked Noodles, Cooked brown rice, Eggs, Hard boiled Eggs, Ground up Egg shells, Mixed Veggies, Organic Baby food(flavor depends on what we have on hand), Ground Cinnamon, Cayenne pepper, Cooked 15 Bean Mix , 100% pure Apple Juice. Some of their Seeds and pellets are also mixed in to the batter and its baked in the oven, sometimes we make it like a cake, Sometimes like muffins we've even made it into cookies for them The Ingredients vary depending on what we have on hand, However we do have mandatory ingredients that go into every single batch of Birdie bread we make, and those are the Beans, Noodles, Rice, and Mixed Veggies and of course the corn bread mix, and Apple Juice
This is another version of the bird bread In this one I blended all the beans, noodles, rice, some frozen fresh fruits, flax seed, dry oatmeal, Cayenne pepper, cinnamon, garlic powder and made a glop then added Whole Wheat Flour, White Flour, and Corn Meal, along with some 100% Apple Juice , Bee Pollen, Brewers Yeast (not the kind for cooking, it came from a health food store) some more flax seed, and some more cinnamon and baked it like a cake
Made by Twin Beaks Aviary Herb Salad's 100% Organic ingredients are the leaves, roots, bark and flowers of the plants that animals in the wild seek as a means to obtain required nutrients, minerals, vitamins and healing capabilities. It differs from food and water additives such as vitamins and medications in the manner that it allows your birds to choose what it is they require and in what amount, when and if their diet needs supplementing. Herb Salad's 22 medicinal herbs address common health issues safely and without the dangers that improper medicating and over supplementing can produce.
It is a "self medicating" item to give your birds They will use it when they need it, they will pick through and get the herbs they need. no one knows a bird better than the bird itself ;) http://www.ladygouldianfinch.com/product_herbsalad.php
From Ladygouldianfinch's description of the product
Miracle Meal’s most important role is to provide our birds with health promoting nutrition beneficial for the breeding and molting seasons. Miracle Meal is a complete, all-natural, highly nutritious soft food. It contains the correct balance of protein, carbohydrates and essential fatty acids necessary for proper growth, breeding, molting and immune system functioning.Miracle Meal does not contain egg.
The protein is fortified with lactose-free whey protein. While this is more expensive than just adding dry egg, it is better for the birds. It is not as quick to spoil and does not contain the high fat levels of dehydrated egg.
Miracle Meal is made from actual food products.
It contains the highest quality human-grade ingredients.
No Artificial Coloring or Food Dyes
Miracle Meal contains a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that maximize the effect of the bird’s natural immune system, helping to reduce the risk of young chicks succumbing to disease.
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