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Milk thistle and other questions

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  1. scoobdoo63

    scoobdoo63 Jogging around the block

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    Milk thistle, do you give just the purple flower or all? Dandelion?.the flower or all of it.. you look it up and it just says the word...well no need more info..
     
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    Milk thistle is commonly offered to birds as the dried seed, but it also available as a powder....buy organic. Mix it in with dry cage mix, or add to a mash mix.
    Dandelion - if you're fortunate enough to live in the country & use no pesticides, chop up the leaves and feed it that way.
    Dried dandelion leaf is awesome for birds - you'll find it an an ingredient in quite a few parrot products.
    Or buy it, organic, from a good health food store.
     
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    Cynthia & Percy cockatoo mania Super Moderator Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran

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    i put extracts of both in Percys water once a week he seems to like it even though it makes the water bitter he waits to drink after i put it in
     
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    scoobdoo63 Jogging around the block

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    Dandelion flowers are everywhere!!! People hate them! I'm Grabbing them for my crabs!
     
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    just make sure they are not sprayed with roundup or any other spray
     
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    aooratrix Macawaholic Super Moderator Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    I HATE dandelions in my lawn and wage war with them every summer. My neighbors are apparently dandelion farmers. However, I do buy organic dandelion greens regularly at my neighborhood Kroger's.
     
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    I need to add milk thistle to my dry mix! I have a good supply, so thanks, @Deejo :)
     
  8. scoobdoo63

    scoobdoo63 Jogging around the block

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    We is country..little town.. laid back farmer type towny..most of us just mow. I also give them to my crabs
     
  9. Nancy B

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    I dug up 3 good size Dandelion plants put one in Freddy's foraging basket and another in his foraging ball. Lol it looks like he has plants in his cage minus the root. See how he likes those. My lovebirds are curious about it.
     
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    Be very careful about digging up ones from a lawn unless you own the lawn and know it's not sprayed.
     
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    Yes it's mine and it has not been sprayed :)
     

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