RENO, NV. (KOLO) — A Reno woman says she has developed the perfect bird food, which she calls “Best Bird Food Ever“. She has bred and studied the nutrition for these animals for more than two decades and in that time says she has discovered some fatal nutritional problems.
Critter Connection Owner and maker of “Best Bird Food Ever” Leslie Moran feeds her sprouted food blend to her 24-year-old pet Macaw named Maria.
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She had a pair of scarlet-chested Grasskeet parrots. “The hen died of lymphoma,” said Critter Connection Founder, Leslie Moran.
“The male scarlet-chested Grasskeet died right in front of me in the vets hands as blood was being drawn because of a lack of Vitamin K in his diet. It prevented his blood from being able to clot and he just went into shock and died.”
Leslie says she also had a pair of Amboina King Parrots.
“The hen contracted a chronic viral infection and you know so far I was two for two. I was not doing so well. The pairs I had gotten specifically for breeding had either died or had developed serious illnesses. I realized that I needed to turn my focus away from being a breeder and focus on the best diet to feed these birds.” Leslie said.
Leslie is also releasing a recipe book for birds and is starting a long term trial with Parakeets (Budgerigars) to test her food against conventional bird foods. Results will take several years.
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