The adage, you’re what you eat is as true for captive birds as for people. Parrots in captivity can not go to the shop, put together their food or present for his or her welfare. That’s the duty of the caregiver.
There’s an abundance of misinformation on the market concerning avian nutrition and this text will assist caregivers study a nutritious option to feed their chicken(s).
Feeding Feathers, a Yahoo group now archived, supplies a mash recipe that’s the most present and correct instance of a nutrient dense food regimen.
A mash consisting of natural food in a ratio of two:1 combined complete grains (select from quinoa, teff, barley, amaranth, kamut, millet, or some other grains your health food retailer could carry within the bulk part) to legumes (purple, inexperienced or French lentils, adzuki or mung beans) soaked twelve to fifteen hours to eradicate the phytic acid within the grains and anti vitamins within the legumes, rinsed nicely and cooked, produces a whole amino acid protein chain that’s missing in most parrot diets.
Animal protein is just not mandatory or suggested. Mash may be frozen in four-five day parts. On the time of serving, at the least two darkish inexperienced leafy greens (dandelion, kale, bok choy, spinach, beet greens, carrot tops, mustard, collards, fennel, rappini,…broccoli or different nutrient wealthy greens), and two orange veggies (carrots, any orange winter squash together with canned pumpkin, orange bell peppers and different orange veggies) are added, so there’s roughly a fifty-fifty proportion of grains/legumes to the veggies.
Add one quarter to 1 half teaspoon of chia seeds (relying on dimension of chicken) to offer omega three fatty acids and a small quantity of a powdered inexperienced food like Backyard of Life Excellent Meals Uncooked Natural Inexperienced Superfood. Make certain your alternative doesn’t include lead. Chop or mince very nicely.
A small quantity of fruit may be added or introduced for foraging later within the day. Variations to this recipe may be discovered within the Feeding Feathers Yahoo group information however study the essential mash recipe earlier than making adjustments. Feeding bowls of random chopped food will lead to malnutrition and is harmful. Suggestions by these making parrot food who don’t have any scientific foundation for the substances or are based mostly on instinct will not be acceptable. Do not do this to your chicken. Do your analysis or ask at Feeding Feathers.
Serve a few times a day realizing each chew is nutrient wealthy and that your chicken(s) is being fed essentially the most nutritious natural food obtainable, thereby selling wonderful health and happiness