- Jun 8, 2018
double yellow-head amazon...Angel
only pellets my bird will eat are from zupreen the ones that smell like fruit loops...even then my blue doesnt like the round orange ones lolIf you disliked the U-Tubers, your likely are not going to like me at all!
Parrots are expensive!!
You have now found the first reality: Food!
The Second reality: They waste as much as they eat!
Avian Vet Care is the Third reality: Avian Vet Care is expense!
Avian Medication is the Fourth reality: Avian Medication is expense!
Cages and Perches is the Fifth reality: Yup, they are expensive also!
Toys and stuff to turn in to tiny bits is the Six reality: Yup, expensive, also!
Oh: Fresh Food get really expensive when out of season!
And that is just the beginning of the cost items that ownership of a Parrot is going to entail.
Companion Parrots in their Natural Range are highly selective on what they eat and common drop /waste as much as they eat.
The term Shammers is an interesting classification as it is so commonly used with a very wide brush stoke. It is also commonly used on others when they disagree with one's own opinion.
My recommendation for an Amazon's diet (as found deep within the Amazon Forum, highlighted Threads at the top (I Love Amazons), is very expense as it places a hide value of Fresh Foods and high-end Seeds, Grains, specialty nuts (not peanuts), etc.
Parrots are high-energy creatures and are designed to quickly process food into energy, which places a high-value of the quality of food they eat!
Vastly inexpensive food source rarely have the quality of chemicals /minerals that Parrot Body's need to keep them healthy.
I fully admit to being Hard Core Amazon Parrot Snob. I fully admit to being a strong believer is providing my Amazon a very healthy and therefor an expense diet. I full admit to pushing that level of care when asked. If that makes me a Shammer, I will proudly where that label!