Our Organic Oat Bran, in a 1 lb. bag, is used in the recipes that are a part of Leslie’s Balanced Food Plans. These recipes are in her book, “The Power of Nurturing with Food, the first balanced food plan (for parrots larger than 50 grams)“.
This Organic Oat Bran is ideal for all sizes of parrots and Budgies. In the photo below you can see our Oat Bran next to a 1 teaspoon sized measuring spoon. These small pieces of Oat Bran are ideal for feeding to parrots of all sizes.
Why Organic Oat Bran?
In Leslie’s balanced food plan is important to understand that she has carefully reviewed all of the nutritional needs of parrots. And one of the essential nutrients that is lacking in all the existing avian diets elsewhere are prebiotics.
What are Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are found in only a few natural whole foods and they are described as non-digestible carbohydrates that selectively stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. Prebiotics have been shown to help improve the overall health of the individual. During digestion, prebiotic foods breakdown into short-chain fatty acids that are released into the blood stream and circulate throughout the entire body. This is how prebiotic foods can have a beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract and many other organs in the body.
According to researchers the benefits seen from using prebiotic foods in birds include an increase in avian growth rates, decreased mortality levels, and prebiotics can help prevent food-borne pathogens from infecting the birds.
Start feeding our Organic Oat Bran as a part of the Balanced Food Plan for your parrots today.