This list is REALLY helpful
. I was just wondering though if mushrooms are alright to feed my ringneck. I had some left over but they weren't on the list, so i checked on the internet and it said that they can cause vomiting and that they may eventually cause liver damage
. For now i am defiantly NOT feeding him mushrooms, but i'm wondering if this is true?
Yes and no. Some varieties cause digestive upset and some (poisonous varieties) will definitely cause liver failure. It is hard to determine what exactly is causing the digestive upset as mushrooms actually go 'bad' extremely quickly (3-5 days after picking or even less!)- so is it the mushroom or is it a byproduct of the mushroom's enzymatic breakdown- or something else entirely that grows on the mushroom as it is aging that has the potential to be upsetting or toxic to a parrot's system? As far as I can tell, we do not know. So we just play is safe and say it's to be avoided.
Little question!!! Can I give the vegies that aren't noted to be cooked or enhanced raw??? Like could I give a carrot itself not cooking it or anything, just offer it raw???
Thanks in advance!!!
I too would like to know how best to give the carrot. currently I feed it raw and in large or thick grated strips.
my lot seem to be a bit fussy when it comes to veggies. two only had tin fruits the other two only fed corn on the cob before I got them all.
I'm trying to get them to eat a much bigger range of veggies and FRESH fruit but they seem to not like much other than the bananas, grapes, carrot strips and red apples. and they almost always hook into the seed first before the fruits and veg.
I also house mine with a lorikeet and they love the nectar mix is this ok for them?
and I read on another page pumpkin should be cooked. is this true and if it can be given raw are the skins ok.
To encourage the feathered children to eat the healthy things first, save the seeds for dessert. For instance, don't feed seeds until the evening or use as treats. Birds tend to have a large appetite in the morning and Hane is certainly more willing to try foods in the morning and again between 4-6pm.
IRNs eat flowers in the wild, and while it should not be the main part of your IRN's diet, a little bit of Lori mix nectar in moderation should be fine.
Pumpkin can indeed be given raw. It is unlikely your bird will actually eat the skin, instead probably enjoy separating the flesh from it. Even the seeds are safe.
kanundra wrote:... However, after he's eaten some. He kinda looked like he was going to be sick? Like he was stretching his neck and wanting to gag sticking his tongue out at me... any one seen this before? I thought he was choking....
Parrots can yawn, stretch, re-arrange their crops, etc. Google 'parrot yawning' and look at the images. A few might look familiar? I'm glad he liked the food!
knight76 wrote:I just made a batch of the sweet potato mash for our Charlie and he loved it.
I think it's a hit!
So, does this sound like a good diet?
Week Days During Day - Pellet (forumated by avian vets for maximum nutrition and Yadda Yadda)
Weekends During Day - Seed - Budgie Mix
Dinner Time - Pumpkin Mash mix
Occasional treats like tomato and other veggie or fruit treats?
Real food daily. Thumbs up.