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Old 10-05-2019, 02:17 PM
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Re: Feeding and Diet

Yesterday, I used the last of the seed mix the breeder gave me. I came home from work yesterday and it looked like a sweet potato bomb went off in her cage. I guess she was foraging the seed mix in the sweet potato.

So this morning I gave her some sprouts that I made with the Super Sprouting Mix I bought from The Parrot's Pantry. I know it has seeds in it, but I thought if you sprouted the seeds it is suppose to be healthier for your birds. I put some green peas in the mix and some grains. I could tell my bird wasn't happy with it as she didn't stay at her bowl very long for her breakfast. She has gone back every couple of hours to pick at it. This afternoon I have notice that she seems to like the chickpeas in the sprouting mix. I see none of them left. I also noticed she finally started to eat the green peas that I added without slinging them all over the place. I tried to give her some fruit by hand and eating some of the fruits in front of her making pure enjoyment sounds. That didn't sway her to eat the pear, banana, or orange. But she did eat an apple slice out of my hand, and ate quite a bit of it.

So I had a few wins today one her first full day without the Sunburst seed mix. I still have work to do. I know I need to get her to eat something with Vitamin A in it, and I need to find a way to get her to eat leafy greens.
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Re: Feeding and Diet

Wonderful!

This is easy:
Sprouted seeds=VERY good as big part of diet
Dry seeds=VERY bad as big part of diet

I’m fascinated to read about your experience with peas, as I have much the same. My Parker simply won’t touch them.
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Re: Feeding and Diet

The Super Sprouting Mix from The Parrot's Pantry definitely help get my Luna(I finally named her) off of the seed mix. I give it to her every morning, and I think she is liking it more with each day. After learning about sprouting, I bought a few things from an Earth Fare and made my own batch. Luna will get that for the first time tomorrow morning.

I just wanted to get the word out about The Parrot's Pantry. I recommend their sprouting mix. I will try some things off of the other two websites, and share my experiences.
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Re: Feeding and Diet

Quote: Originally Posted by Tami2 View Post
Wonderful advice! I agree with Sailboat and Anansi. You can't go wrong stalking Anansi's posts.


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And for their "goodnight treat", up to a teaspoon or two of seeds.
Stephen, what seed mix do you use? I'm always looking for new stuff to offer him. I usually, buy a seed mix specific to Greys.

I do the same, I add a little seed mix to his late night chop close to bedtime. So, while he is digging around for the seeds, he is still ingesting the healthier chop.
Sorry, Lady Tams! Just seeing this! I've recently switched to Volkmans Avian Science seed mix for hook bills. I'm trying to remember the name of the one I was using before, but it's just not coming to me. But they started filling it up with waaaaaaaaaaaay too many sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds are just so fattening. I don't mind seeing them in a mix, as I don't use seeds as a staple of their diet anyway, but many attempt to use sunflower seeds as filler and it's just too much.

I actually can't get away with sprinkling any of it over their food, though. Because Jolly will seek out every single one first, and for every seed that he eats, there is one less bite he'll take of healthy stuff. Lol! So I only give the seeds after their training sessions in the treat cups of their respective tree stands. Never in their regular treat cups. (Yep, Jolly ruined it for Maya. Lol!) Funny enough, it's also because of this penchant Jolly has that I limit the amount of fruits they get per meal to one type. Otherwise he'll have a bunch of leftover greens every time.

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Tami - Iím not Stephen but feed very similarly. In waiting for his reply to ya, I personally will top off with any one of a number of options: Millet, chia, flax, uncooked quinoa, oat groats, sunflower seeds, mustard seed, rolled oats...the list goes on. Any seed does the trick.
I'm definitely onboard with that list!
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