Healthy oils/cooking spray?

kozykitty

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Gloria, BFA, adopted on Jan. 9, 2016 when she was 30 years old
. Her mom went to a nursing home.
Also have 2 cats (Rangerand Luna) and a 24 year old aquatic turtle, named Elvis.
So I have a couple of questions about oils and cooking sprays. I know that I need to watch the fat content in my BFA's food. I've read here that some people drizzle coconut oil on their parrot's chop to entice them to eat. Is this okay to do? How much is okay? I figured maybe 1/4 tsp. or so--or should I just not do that.

Also--I'm planning on making Gloria some homemade tortillas. Her favorite people food is taco chips so I will make corn tortillas without the salt and I'll add in a little whole wheat flour, flax and chia seeds. I figured this would be an alternative to birdie bread, which she's not interested in. I'm not sure if just baking them dry will crisp them up. Would coconut oil spray be okay? According to the label, there is no fat and the only ingredients are coconut oil and the propellant. I thought that spraying the tortillas might crisp them up.
Thought?:green:
 

Amanda_Bennett

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Zilla 29 Y.O. Orange Wing Amazon
I alternate between Organic Red Palm oil & Organic Coconut oil on Zilla's chop. I think it helps her not have such dry skin in the colder winter months, especially when molting and hormonal. She does tend to eat more of the things she isn't as fond of when I add one of the above mentioned oils to her food. I probably use somewhere in the range of 1/16th to 1/8th teaspoon per serving of chop and only once a day, usually evening meal.

Not sure about the spray since I don't use it, but you could just melt a little of the solid coconut oil and brush the tortillas.
 
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kozykitty

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Dec 29, 2015
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Columbia, Maryland
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Gloria, BFA, adopted on Jan. 9, 2016 when she was 30 years old
. Her mom went to a nursing home.
Also have 2 cats (Rangerand Luna) and a 24 year old aquatic turtle, named Elvis.
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Thanks. If coconut oil is a healthy oil, then I'll try that. Gloria loves her taco chips. I'm excited to make them as everyone says they'd never go back to store bought! I bought a tortilla press to make them right!
 

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