Category Archives: Birds

Fair feather friends

By Dr Dorianne Elliot    Birds are set apart in the animal world due to their feathers. Feathers are highly specialised outgrowths of the epidermis, or outer layer of the skin and over millions of years they’ve been modified into thousands of different, highly effective designs. The most amazing adaptation allowed by feathers is of… Continue Reading

Parrot Food

BAD TABLE FOODS The following foods should not be given to your parrot: An all seed diet-deficient in 32 different, necessary nutrients  A seed and fruit only diet- still deficient in most nutrients  Chocolate-deadly Alcohol-deadly Caffeine (Coffee, tea, cool drinks)-deadly Avocado- contains a heart toxin-deadly Excessive salt-deadly Shellfish Undercooked meat, chicken, fish or eggs- Salmonella… Continue Reading