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In issue 293 -
Inbreeding and Families: How to Save Australia’s Orange-bellied Parrots. By Devorah Bennu, PhD aka “GrrlScientist”
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Flower power is priceless! By Rosemary Low
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Milk thistle seeds – benefits and concerns: The Holistic Parrot by Leslie Moran
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The Lethal Dangers of Avian Shock: Complete Psittacine by Eb Cravens
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Sorting out Vitamin A and the Liver’s Role

The Holistic Parrot by Leslie Moran

Brightly colored green, yellow, red and orange fresh fruits and vegetables all contain vitamin A, or do they?

It’s very confusing when a variety of sources use the phrase ‘vitamin A’ to describe both rentinol, vitamin A and the vitamin precursors that exist as carotenoid plant pigments. In this column when vitamin A appears, we are discussing rentinol vitamin A.

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is found in whole eggs, liver, fatty fish, and cod liver oil. I don’t suggest that you offer your birds any of these animal proteins, except a home made egg food.

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