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The Holistic Parrot by Leslie Moran

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How Food Heals

The avian body is a complex and miraculous organism that has the ability to heal and regenerate itself, if it is supplied with the proper nourishment and care. Food is often thought of as fuel for the body, and this is an accurate metaphor because the food we feed our parrots contains nutrients. These nutrients have the capability of sustaining life by providing the nutritional building blocks the body needs to function in a healthy and normal manner every day.

Sir Charles, a male White-eyed conure, came to me as a rescue in 2006. From the photos you can see how misshapen his beak was and see that his feathers were a dull brown-yellow green compared to the radiant emerald green seen in more recent photos. Although he is still missing feathers (body and under the wings from feather destruction) you can clearly see he has made some significant healing improvements.

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