Diet Concepts

  • switching diets
  • nutrition vs therapy
  • food as kababs or toys
  • how hot is too hot


  • recipes
  • foraging
  • pellet debate
  • diet Interviews with Mike Owens and David Poole

timapp2“We’re supposed to eat an apple…
do you see any apples?”

Please read the Food Pyramid for Parrots for information about developing a natural diet based on your bird’s species and origins.


  • Fruit and vegetable chart
  • grains
  • greens
  • green food powder (wheat grass, etc)
  • edible herb garden
  • sea vegetables
  • sprouts
  • food supplements (enzymes, MSM, pollen…more)
  • grit
  • probiotics
  • additives to avoid: sugar, dyes, chemical preservatives such as: BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin and more.


  • Protein and parrots by Mike Owen
  • Protein by Malcolm Green
  • Sulphur containing amino acids
  • Protein basics
  • Bioflavonoids
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Metals Nutrition from seeds
  • Phytonutrition
  • Vitamins
  • Water