Feeding Your Flock Healthier Foods


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Get Leslie’s article, “Feeding Your Flock Healthier Foods’, previously published in the Jan. 2018 issue of Parrots magazine.

Learn how to make healthier food choices for your parrots, and yourself, as Leslie explains the nutritional pitfalls of ‘highly processed’ foods. To make this process easy for you she provides you a ‘Choose and Switch Hit List’, so you can naturally improve the quality of foods you feed you flock. Includes Leslie’s ‘Homemade Walnut Butter Recipe’–Bird Yum! A must read.


Leslie’s Guide to Nutritional Excellence for Parrots and Their Owners


In the quest for the well-being of your beloved feathered companions, it is essential to understand the importance of proper nutrition. Leslie’s article, “Feeding Your Flock Healthier Foods,” published in the Jan. 2018 issue of Parrots magazine, sheds light on the nutritional pitfalls of ‘highly processed’ foods and offers valuable insights to help parrot owners make healthier food choices for both their parrots and themselves. With a comprehensive ‘Choose and Switch Hit List’ and a delectable ‘Homemade Walnut Butter Recipe,’ Leslie provides a must-read guide for all parrot enthusiasts looking to improve the quality of the foods they feed their feathered companions.


The Impact of Highly Processed Foods
Leslie’s article delves into the alarming effects of highly processed foods on a parrots’ health. Just as processed foods can lead to various health issues in people, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, processed foods can also pose serious risks to our avian companions. These processed products often contain artificial additives, high levels of sugars, and unhealthy fats, leading to food addiction syndrome and further imbalances in a parrot’s diet. Over time, this can contribute to malnutrition, weakened immune systems, and a shorter lifespan for your cherished birds.


Understanding Nutritional Needs
One of the essential aspects highlighted by Leslie is understanding the unique nutritional needs of parrots. In the wild, these intelligent birds thrive on a diverse diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and occasionally, some protein sources. To replicate this natural diet, it is crucial for parrot owners to offer a balanced variety of fresh, unprocessed foods to their feathered companions.


The Choose and Switch Hit List
To make the transition to healthier food choices easier, Leslie presents her ‘Choose and Switch Hit List.’ This list offers practical alternatives to common processed treats and pellets that are often fed to parrots. She advocates replacing these items with fresh produce, whole grains, and natural snacks that align with a parrot’s natural diet. By making gradual changes, parrot owners can ensure their pets receive the necessary nutrients for optimal health and longevity.


Homemade Walnut Butter Recipe – Bird Yum!
A standout feature of Leslie’s article is her mouthwatering ‘Homemade Walnut Butter Recipe.’ This delectable treat serves as a delightful and nutritious addition to a parrot’s diet. Nuts, like walnuts, are rich in essential fats, vitamins, minerals, and have antioxidant levels that rival blueberries. This walnut butter recipe provides a wholesome and flavorful way to incorporate walnuts into a parrot’s meals. Leslie emphasizes the importance of moderation, as nuts are calorie-dense, but when used wisely, they can be a delicious and healthy treat for parrots.


The Benefits of a Healthier Diet for Owners
Leslie reminds readers that the benefits of choosing healthier foods extend beyond their parrots. As owners interact closely with their birds, they often share snacks and meals. By embracing a healthier diet together, both parrots and caregivers can improve their overall well-being. This shared journey towards nutritional excellence creates stronger bonds and fosters a deeper sense of companionship between parrots and their people.


Leslie’s article, “Feeding Your Flock Healthier Foods,” is a treasure trove of information for parrot owners seeking to enhance the diets of their feathered family members. By understanding the hazards of highly processed foods and embracing a more natural and diverse diet, parrot owners can ensure their feathered companions lead long, happy, and healthy lives. With the valuable insights from the ‘Choose and Switch Hit List’ and the irresistible ‘Homemade Walnut Butter Recipe,’ Leslie’s article is indeed a must-read for anyone devoted to their parrot’s well-being and the shared journey towards better nutrition.




4 reviews for Feeding Your Flock Healthier Foods

  1. Thomas Rose

    Thomas Rose (verified owner)

    Can’t say enough about the Holistic Parrot articles. I always devour Leslie’s articles in Parrots Magazine which are always insightful and sheds light on the importance of avian nutrition. If it isn’t human grade, its not good enough for my feathered kids! I use her sprouts recipes and combine with my own daily feeding recipes to include fresh veggies, legumes and quinoa. My (14 yrs) African Grey, (15 yrs) Jenday Conure and (18 years) Cockatiel are thriving as a result. Most importantly, my crops are always successful because her product is of the highest quality.

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  2. kevin contreras

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great free information!

  3. Michelle King

    Michelle King (verified owner)

    help information enclosed. will keep in my file for future reference, as well.

  4. Tom Banasiak

    Tom (verified owner)

    Very helpful and important information.

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