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Vitamin A veggies and fruits for Parrots (a list)

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Re: Vitamin A veggies and fruits for Parrots (a list)

Postby Pajarita » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:52 am

Don't only look at the original list because it's not really correct, read the whole thread to get the corrections and updates (for example, collard greens are really not good for parrots because they are too high in oxalates) but, in reality, all you need is a very short guideline: anything that is orange or yellow has betacarotene in it and the good thing about it is that you can cook them and they still retain their betacarotene so hard things like sweet potatoes, carrots, calabaza, pumpkin, etc can be made into a puree once they are cooked.
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Re: Vitamin A veggies and fruits for Parrots (a list)

Postby Pajarita » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:48 am

I do not know where she got this list from but, please, read the entire thread and do not go by the original list. It has food items there that are not good for birds: spinach (super rich in iron which is real bad for birds), collard greens, beet greens, mustard greens, turnip greens and PARSLEY (REAL bad for birds and something that should NEVER be given to them!) because of high content of oxalic acid (which inhibits calcium absorption -always a problem with captive birds). And then there is kale which should be given seldom because of high content of sorbitol.
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Re: Vitamin A veggies and fruits for Parrots (a list)

Postby Odonnell » Wed May 20, 2020 11:08 pm

Thanks for sharing this @GreenWing, It's very complete. :senegal:
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