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Old 08-12-2017, 03:35 PM
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Well, we went to the vet this morning and Belle checked out fine. A little overweight. Since we've been home, she hasn't gone in the corner once. Maybe we broke her routine. She does like eggs and the vet did say maybe she was getting too much protein so I'm going to lighten up on the eggs for awhile.

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Thanks for updating us and pleased nothing serious. Please take the fact that she is a little overweight seriously and perhaps reduce her rations a little and more importantly try and get her moving more, more activity, foraging for her treats and flying! Being overweight can lead to more serious issues. A good thing to know that she is a bit high on protein also so that can be rectified. Would love to continue to hear how Belle is please?
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Well, we went to the vet this morning and Belle checked out fine. A little overweight. Since we've been home, she hasn't gone in the corner once. Maybe we broke her routine. She does like eggs and the vet did say maybe she was getting too much protein so I'm going to lighten up on the eggs for awhile.

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Thanks for updating us and pleased nothing serious. Please take the fact that she is a little overweight seriously and perhaps reduce her rations a little and more importantly try and get her moving more, more activity, foraging for her treats and flying! Being overweight can lead to more serious issues. A good thing to know that she is a bit high on protein also so that can be rectified. Would love to continue to hear how Belle is please?
She really loves human food but not fruits too much. She loves pasta which I will have to curb. She's out of her cage a lot but never flies even tho I've never clipped her wings. She was a rescue bird that was mistreated in her first home, but she never bites and loves to play with her toys. She's really an awesome bird

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Old 08-12-2017, 06:25 PM
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Re: Eclectus.sitting in the corner

Pastas not so bad if it's whole grain pasta. I give my ekkie whole grain rotini as a treat when we come home, he loves it! I occasionally throw some whole grain macaroni noddles in with his dinner.

Whole grain being key here. High fiber!
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Yes but its not the whole grain kind that we eat. My husband won't eat the stuff. I guess I could buy her her own box

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I don't eat it either...it's like eating cardboard. I buy it especially for him
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Re: Eclectus.sitting in the corner

In line with what the AV said the pasta wholewheat or not, will add to the excess protein problem and contains carbs.

Enclose this for you as found it fascinating reading and hope you do too?

http://eclectusparrots.net/foodpyramid.html

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In line with what the AV said the pasta wholewheat or not, will add to the excess protein problem and contains carbs.

Enclose this for you as found it fascinating reading and hope you do too?

foodpyramid

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Agreed, though once her weight is stabilized it would make a good occasional menu item.

K, great links! I love that ekkie nutrition site! Best one of its kind, bar none.
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Pasta adding protein?? Huh??? Yes, carbs are one thing, but protein?
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Re: Eclectus.sitting in the corner

Wait, I forgot about the egg in there.

Feathers, what exactly is her diet like? In the manner I treat noodles, I promise you pasta would not be contributing to any of your issues (for a separate thread), so if he's registering as too much protein I would really take a hard look at what you are consistently giving him in larger quantities and on a regular basis. How much did she come back weighing?

Speaking of protein, this thread actually reminded me I need to get Parker a little by of boiled egg and shell. He's just started his annual molting.

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Pasta adding protein?? Huh??? Yes, carbs are one thing, but protein?
Yes afraid so, 1oz/25g cooked wholewheat = 1.5g of protein. Not huge but if you need to reduce it still counts.

BTW total carbs 7.5g :-)
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