Cockatiel feeding chicks

Feeding Birds for Optimal Health

Article By Jeannine Miesle, M.A., M. Ed. Academic researcher in the field of avian medicine. Allied Professional Member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, Lafebervet.com, IVIS, and administrator of “The Science of Avian Health” Facebook group. Feeding Birds For Good Health: NEVER GIVE GRIT—IT’S ONLY FOR BIRDS WHO EAT THEIR SEEDS WHOLE. Psittacines (birds in the … Read more

Budgie eating

Balanced Bird & Parrot Diets: Small Birds

  Please also refer to: Budgies / Parakeets … Cockatiels / Lovebirds … Finches / Canaries … Softbill / Lory Food My recommendations for a good diet for small birds are: Fresh foods: Fresh fruits, vegetables and “greens” — ideas on feeding and valuable information on bird nutrition this web page A good quality formulated … Read more

Bird Species-specific Nutrition

The following information has been provided by Dr. Jill M. Patt, DVM practicing in Mesa, Arizona. She has been keeping and raising exotic birds for years, providing her a unique knowledge and understanding that goes beyond that of a regular vet who does not have the benefit of daily interaction with birds / parrots. It … Read more

Formula Preparation

Force Feeding / Gavage / Tube Feeding

Administering Medication … Hand Feeding Methods … Handfeeding Protocol … List of Handrearing Supplies Needed … Handfeeding Formula for Softbills / Turacos   Force feeding, also known as Tube or Gavage feeding – is a method of feeding, in which the food is pumped into the crop through a tube that has been put down … Read more

Healthy Nutrition for Large Birds

Parrots should be provided a parrot / bird mix supplemented with various fruits, green foods, millet spray, and occasionally some mealworms is generally regarded as suitable. I would look for preferably “organic” or at least “all-natural” dry bird mixes. “Fortified diets” are not necessarily good as often inferior, artificial additives are used, which may have … Read more

Handfeeding and Weaning Foods & Feeding Syringes*

Handfeeding and Weaning Foods & Feeding Syringes Weaning Foods: Sprouted seed is the simplest way to provide your birds with fresh greens and they make a great weaning food. Sprouted or germinated seeds are usually more easily accepted by “seed addicts” than fresh fruits and vegetables. Brown rice is also usually readily accepted (especially when … Read more

Safe Food for Your Birds

In a life-and-death situation when every minute counts for an animal, you can call the ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center for 24-hour emergency information at 888-4ANI-HELP (888-426-4435). First Aid Instructions following Toxic Exposure Most food items that are safe and HEALTHY for us is also good for birds – with some exceptions: Do not … Read more

Double Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot called “Killer”

Bird Nutrition – What Should I Feed My Pet Birds

Bird Nutrition | Beauty of Birds Psittacines (Parrots) by Jeannine Miesle – Complete analysis of nutritional needs and symptoms of deficiencies (a MUST-read for the dedicated parrot owner)  Article By Jeannine Miesle, M.A., M. Ed. Academic researcher in the field of avian medicine. Allied Professional Member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, Lafebervet.com, IVIS, and administrator … Read more

Sprouts

Sprouting or Germinating Seeds for Your Birds

Sprouting or germinating seeds presents the simplest method of providing your birds with fresh greens or complete bird nutrition. They are a healthy food addition for all birds, but are absolute necessity for the feeding hen and for the newly weaned young. Sprouted or germinated seeds are usually more easily accepted by “seed addicts” than … Read more