Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Coney Island, NY Shown: Two rice mix variations
I figured a lot of people have been asking what I feed my birds on a daily basis, and on a daily basis it changes so much. I like to keep them guessing and I love offering them something new. I also like preparing things they normally eat, in a different way. Just to keep them eating anything and everything I give. Since I took pictures of these few dishes I did, I thought I'd share them with you.
Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Coney Island, NY Shown: Blueberries, hard boiled eggs, fruit flavored pasta
This picture is even still foggy from the steam coming off the pasta. I always let my preparations cool before serving them to my birds, otherwise you can burn their mouths. I like serving things at a luke-warm temperature, I've found they respond best to this. Maybe because it somewhat resembles food coming from a syringe or something? Who knows, that's just how mine like it.
I like doing a somewhat spicy Mexican rice mix for my birds. I make this rather spicy and hot, and then I will make the one beside it that's sweet and mellow so the birds can choose what they're in the mood for. The one on the right has carrots, spices and mellow celery like flavors. The Mexican one has red peppers with spicy flavors and yellow type rice, pepper and paprika.
The last dish I remember making with whatever I had laying around. Dave always makes himself a ton of hard boiled eggs, and that day I took what was left from his stash and gave them to the birds. I also gave the rest of the blueberries we had because I always feed fruit on summer days, it's just another way for them to get something to drink and stay hydrated in the sun. And the pasta - well, by now I'm sure you all have figured out I'm a complete sucker for fun looking pasta!
Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.