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Does anyone know what benefits there may be to feeding meat meal to parrots?

I have no problems with my past and current dogs, cats and ferrets having meat meal and many other yuck things as they are omnivores/carnivores and will eat the most disgusting things if able to lol but I am just not comfortable feeding meat meal to my parrots, having no real clue about its benefits or downfalls makes me question my stance on it till I find out more info specific to parrots.
 

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I know a lot of folks have tried mealworms with their fids for some added protein. @Mizzely has tried with Ripley I believe but I don't think he's eaten it.
I gave my old Sun Conure a chicken leg once and he cracked it for the marrow but it made me uncomfortable since it probably wasn't the healthy thing I could have given him just in terms of fattiness so I never have tried it again with any fid.
 

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Maybe if you looked up Kea parrots? I believe they are the only parrot that actively seeks out and eat meat in the wild.
 

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I know a lot of folks have tried mealworms with their fids for some added protein. @Mizzely has tried with Ripley I believe but I don't think he's eaten it.
I gave my old Sun Conure a chicken leg once and he cracked it for the marrow but it made me uncomfortable since it probably wasn't the healthy thing I could have given him just in terms of fattiness so I never have tried it again with any fid.
Meat and meat meal are a tad different. I do give my guys a small bit of chicken or fish now and then as a treat but not meat meal.
 

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Maybe if you looked up Kea parrots? I believe they are the only parrot that actively seeks out and eat meat in the wild.
There are some other parrots that have been filmed catching smaller birds to eat...
 

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There are some other parrots that have been filmed catching smaller birds to eat...
Ooh really!? I had no idea what species?
 

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Meat and meat meal are a tad different. I do give my guys a small bit of chicken or fish now and then as a treat but not meat meal.
Oh I didn't realize my apologies. What is meat meal exactly?
 

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Ooh really!? I had no idea what species?
Was unable to find it in a quick search (was on youtube) but I think from my crappy memory that it was an amazon catching a smaller parrot flying past it. I have read in numerous places that many parrots have been observed catching and eating lizards and also eating baby birds of other species if they can.
 

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Oh I didn't realize my apologies. What is meat meal exactly?
Unlike fresh alternatives, meat meal is made from parts of animals that aren't allowed to be sold for human consumption; things like residual meat, offal, connective tissues and, in some cases, bones. These ingredients are cooked at extremely high temperatures and essentially dehydrated down to a dry, brown powder.
 

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Was unable to find it in a quick search (was on youtube) but I think from my crappy memory that it was an amazon catching a smaller parrot flying past it. I have read in numerous places that many parrots have been observed catching and eating lizards and also eating baby birds of other species if they can.
Wow! I truly had no idea that's so fascinating I'll have to see what I can research.
 

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I give my birds a little boiled egg or a couple of dried mealworms occasionally (they eat egg, but not mealworms). I personally wouldn't consider experimenting with giving them meat meal.
 

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Unlike fresh alternatives, meat meal is made from parts of animals that aren't allowed to be sold for human consumption; things like residual meat, offal, connective tissues and, in some cases, bones. These ingredients are cooked at extremely high temperatures and essentially dehydrated down to a dry, brown powder.
Ooh interesting,man I'm learning so much from this thread. Thanks for that,I just love furthering my knowledge.
 

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I give my birds a little boiled egg or a couple of dried mealworms occasionally (they eat egg, but not mealworms). I personally wouldn't consider experimenting with giving them meat meal.
I am not considering experimenting with meat meal... It is an ingredient in a pellet I was looking at trying- as I do not understand its purpose or benefit I am uncomfortable trying it till I know more.
 

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I believe I've seen it recommended for supplementing chickens, but I wouldn't have a clue for parrots! Following along curiously though.
 

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I saw a picture of rainbow lorikeets eating meat someone put out for other animals, they were scarfing it down!
I also feed my birds a little fish now and then.
 

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I believe I've seen it recommended for supplementing chickens, but I wouldn't have a clue for parrots! Following along curiously though.
Check Passwell ingredients. Chickens I have no issues with eating meat meal- they are gutses and will try their hardest to eat a mouse if they get the chance lol. I can't really even say what my issue is, it just feels wrong or something- idk
 

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Check Passwell ingredients. Chickens I have no issues with eating meat meal- they are will try their hardest to eat a mouse if they get the chance lol. I can't really even say what my issue is, it just feels wrong or something- idk
Wait, you're talking about the Passwell?? :wideyed:
 

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Check Passwell ingredients. Chickens I have no issues with eating meat meal- they are gutses and will try their hardest to eat a mouse if they get the chance lol. I can't really even say what my issue is, it just feels wrong or something- idk
Q's box of Passwell does not say it contains meat meal, but I am seeing websites that say it does :confused:
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