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The Holistic Parrot by Leslie Moran


Using Food as Medicine

When parrots first entered my life I spoke with breeders and parrot carers who had more experience than I did. I followed their instructions regarding how to properly feed and care for my newest family members and I observed the results.  As time passed I became concerned with the lack of wellness in my birds and began looking for foods to feed them that I knew would produce the good results I knew were possible with good nutrition.

To date it seems that the majority of avian nutritional research that has been done focuses on foods and nutritional elements to avoid or limit, or on the shortcomings of foods most commonly feed.  When using food as medicine this information is vital, in fact the foods and nutrients that should be avoided, or fed in very small amounts, is equally as important as the foods and nutrients our birds must eat for their continued good health.

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