Patricia Sund is a Free-Lance Writer residing in Florida with her three African Greys. She has been published in About.com, Bird Talk Magazine, Birds USA, In Your Flock Magazine, Good Bird Magazine as well as numerous websites and newsletters. She is currently doing research for a book titled "Parrot Nation".
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April 7, 2010 at 5:59 am
Love that picture at the end…..I can picture you zonking out like that with how busy you are and all that traveling you do. I agree that you need to share your food with your critters. I found that Perky , my Too will try almost anything. He loves Mac and cheese and Pork and Beans….so I always give him a spoonful whenever we have it. Usually I feed him from a spoon so he does’nt get his feathers dirty. He loves that extra attention, too. We also give our dog a tiny bit of most of what we eat on his dry food. It can be the slightest amount, even crumbs , but he feels we made it special for him!And, really how many of us could survive, eating exactly the same dry food every meal , everyday?
April 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm
I agree completely Darlene, and that’s why I think variety is so important to birds. I’d be b bored out of my mind eating the same damned thing evey day, even if it WAS good for me!
April 7, 2010 at 7:06 am
I let my blue and gold Stanley eat from my dinner plate about 5 or more nights a week. He loves to pick at my veggies, my bread, mashed potatoes is his favorite. He enjoys it and we all love watching him make a mess for the dogs to clean up. 🙂
April 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm
That’s so enriching for him on so many levels I can’t even begin to name them!
April 7, 2010 at 10:39 am
Love your blog Patricia. You have a knack for teaching people how to raise healthier, happier birds while being entertaining.
April 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm
I just like to talk about what I’ve learned in a way that doesn’t kill you to read it. If I hate reading it, why should I submit someone else to that torture? I just love to write in a way that tells a story but it has information in it at the same time. Know what I mean, Lynne?
April 7, 2010 at 8:33 pm
I agree. I heard someone on a talk show say with regard to human nutrition that they follow an “80/20” rule. 80% of the time they behave nutritionally and 20% of the time, they do the pizza, burger etc.
Although I feed my birds a great fresh diet daily, an occasional french fry or piece of pizza crust won’t hurt them. Mostly because “most of the time” they are on a great nutritionally sound diet.
Interesting article and love the pictures!!
April 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm
I am totally on board with you on your comments. I have been banging that “wiggle room” methodology for a while now. If you have them eating great stuff most of the time, and I means nutritionally dense food, then you can get away with a few treats now and then.
April 9, 2010 at 4:22 am
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April 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm
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