Knowing that I don’t believe in processed (pelleted) diets, people ask me what I feed my birds. So I thought I’d share. It’s very elaborate but maybe you’ll find in it two interesting things to try.
First, note that I have a mixed flock 21 of the following bird species:
- Red-rumped parrot
- Elegant parrot
- Bourke’s parrot
Since many live in an aviary, separate mixes are not particularly practical. However, my mix percentages remain the same but I may use only budgie mix for a cage only containing budgies, but a mix containing cockatiel and budgie mix for an aviary.
Everyone gets fresh food every morning. Only a few birds are fruit eaters, but everyone gets veggies.
Apples, pineapple guava, grapes. And sometimes things we buy for ourselves.
Fresh or frozen corn, sweet potato, celery, kale, dill, dandelion, mustard, parsley, basil, collards, cilantro, thyme, watercress, beans, chard, beet greens.… READ THE REST
I’ve had this idea for a long time to start a non-profit to promote bird keeping as a way to raise awareness about the plight of birds in the wild. Here is my business plan. I’m half hoping someone will just take it and run with it as it would be a huge undertaking.