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“My Parrots Simply Will Not Eat Vegetables”

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Complete Psittacine by Eb Cravens

I have heard this exclamation from pet parrot keepers very many times over the years. It can be a real dilemma when trying to keep your bird or birds on a healthy nutritional diet. Especially when one considers that vegetables are at least four or five times more critical than fruits to optimum psittacine nourishment. Add to that the fact that many fruits are very high in sugar content (one of the reasons wild hookbills often choose to eat unripe fruits or perhaps only the inside pips) and one can see that giving up on veggie feeding and substituting only fruit does not solve the issue.

Here then are some of our favourite ways to get our flock to consume vegetable matter.

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