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Herbs and spices benefits for your parrots...

Discussion in 'Feathered Food Court' started by Billie Faye, 9/17/10.

  1. blackivory

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    What is the best way to get your parakeets to start eating herbs? Add them to the top of their daily meal?
     
  2. LeslieMoran

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    Our bird food is the finest quality avian sprouting blend available. It has been formulated to provide complete protein, it has a compatible gemination rate so that it will grow for two to three days to reach optimum nutrition levels for your birds, and it is certified organic. For more information on the importance of these qualities please visit our website.
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  3. MissLeigh

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    Good info, thanks! How do you give the birds the spices? I have turmeric powder and cayenne powder and I just sprinkle a bit on her veggies. An online article said to put all these spices and herbs in a bowl in her cage.

     
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    You can offer them many different ways, some are put in a different bowl for the birds to pick through themselfs. I personally add it to my chop or mash
     
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    I am soo confused people are saying garlic is bad for birds just as well as any animal and some say it's okay.
     
  6. Monica

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    Garlic, like onions, can be dangerous in "large" amounts. However, no one knows at what point it goes from being "safe" to being dangerous. (well, I'm sure there's a guide out there somewhere!)

    The amount of garlic that may be safe for a large parrot could be dangerous to a smaller parrot. Different birds may also react differently to what they ingest.



    Although I have a list of foods that are "ok" to feed parrots and garlic is on that list, I generally err on the side of caution and don't recommend feeding it. The last thing I want anyone to do is to take the info too liberally and feed too much, resulting in a dead bird. Yes, I have fed garlic, but in the form of a mash... and garlic is one of the least ingredients used when I make it... and I hardly ever use it when I do make mash.
     
  7. Cozmo luvs feet

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    hello everyone! I'm brand new on here and was browsing through the threads.. I didn't know that you could feed your birds all those herbs and spices! I have a cockatiel, and am always trying to find new things to feed him that are nutritious and good for him. Do you think all the herbs and spices are good for cockatiels too? :tiel:
     
  8. itzmered

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    yes they are, they are good for all of the birds :)
     
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    What quantities would you use? Is it possible to over do any of these? I make about 1/2c chop/mash at a time and freeze into ice cube trays...just not sure what the "norm" is for measurements!
     
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    Hey there, I'm looking to incorporate some garlic powder into my rainbow lorikeets diet. I give him two tea spoons of powdered food a day. How much garlic powder would be suitable to mix in?
     
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    Are you treating him for a physical problem or wanting to add the garlic powder for general reasons?
     
  13. Badger

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    Well as it says above that it helps with bacterial problems, Iv'e read that that can be a real problem for lorikeets due to their extra amount of droppings. Figured it could be a good idea to start adding this to his food to prevent it
     
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    I would check with your avian vet before routinely feeding garlic.
     
  15. Badger

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    I wont do it if its going to be a big hassle, maybe they should change this thread I feel like people who dont have ALL the information like myself could go right ahead and hurt their birds
     
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    You will find that people and even vets differ in their opinions of what and how to feed birds. It is not an exact science. What type of bacteria are you referring to? If it is GI one of the best ways to go is putting apple cider vinegar in the water for a while. It should say mother on the label. That means it is unfiltered. Ration is 2 tsp. per quart. There are many threads on AA about ACV for birds and also on the web. Vinegar: A Natural Approach to Avian Management
     
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    Great thread. Fits well with my sprouting thread.
    I would like consent to copy and past, please.

    As for quantities, common sense says to keep any added foods to a logical amount. And not over do it.
    The great thing about natural over man made, is that the body does tend to deal with excess much better.

    Garlic is one of those everybody seems to have differing opinions of.
    I know one breeder adds a little spray of garlic water over his sprouts before serving. He was told it helps to keep the birds free of worms, mites and lice.
    Interesting call. But I have to keep an open mind. As his birds including Alex I took in are all in great shape.
     
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    Thanks! My bird love wheatgrass and parsley,,,,
     
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    My vet, who I trust completely, stuck out his tongue and made the raspberry sound when I mentioned my reservations about feeding the birds foods with garlic and onions in them. He basically said as long as I'm not giving them chunks of them on a regular basis, it's fine for them to eat foods that have been seasoned with them on occasion. Just like anything else, you don't want to overdo it.
     
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    Great list thanks, one question ....might be blond here.... isn't garlic on the list of things not to feed your parrot? or is this only fresh garlic? what's the dif? Thanks
     

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