Parrot Nation

Parrots are cool. They are also one hell of a lot of work.


preparing food for birds

The Law of 50%

I did this for birds? Why? Read on... I spent some time about two weeks ago making some pretty fancy stuff for parrots using a basic "Beans and Greens" Chop mix and experimenting with different applications to feed parrots. The... Continue Reading →

A Container Contains its Contents

A different way of thinking about a pie shell. When making food for your bird, your family or anyone really, even yourself, sometimes it a good idea to, as Apple Inc. once said, "Think Different." When you're cooking parrot cuisine,... Continue Reading →

Who Said Pet Food has to Look Like Slop?

Maggie's Manicotti: Yes, this is Parrot food. I made this this morning. It is food for my birds. It's pretty, it's healthy and it was a pain in the ass to make. But it's good, healthy food for my African... Continue Reading →

Chop Clinic at The Bird Lover’s Club and a Few Excuses

Let me give you a hint: The trays aren't supposed to look like that. I haven't published a post in a while and I apologize. But there's been a lot of drama at work and it's been sapping my energy... Continue Reading →

The Parrot Garden’s “Chopettes”

The Parrot Garden makes Chop for their birds. They make it about every six weeks for their hundred or so birds currently on the premises. The cockatiels get Chop every day and the bigger birds get it three times a... Continue Reading →

Feeding Chop at Best Friends Animal Society

The Welcome Sign at Best Friends Was Hand Painted by Janet Bray The Best Friends Parrot Garden feeds Chop. The cockatiels get it everyday and the other birds get it three times a week. They have had great success with... Continue Reading →

It’s More Than That

Chop is more than just feeding vegetables to your birds. If that's all it was, what would be the point of all of this? Why bother? I mean, doesn't everyone do that? In a word, "No." I heard a story... Continue Reading →

Be Not Afraid

Dithering. Many people wring their hands and can't quite wrap their head around getting started making Chop. They worry. They put it off. They concern themselves with the details. They simply don't know how to begin. Well, I guess you should... Continue Reading →

Occasionally, Things Pay Off…

I just got a heads up from my editor at Bird Channel. (BC) They posted a story about our Chopalooza event to support Florida Parrot Rescue. Simply click on the heading. It's a link to the article: Parrot Nation’s Chopalooza!... Continue Reading →

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