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

Postby GreenWing » Mon May 06, 2019 3:46 pm

Pajarita wrote:I appreciate the bumping but it seems to me that most of the stuff recommended here has been debunked or 'rethought'. I mean, the 'parrot nutrition is very complex and that's why we should feed pellets' is actually not correct at all any longer...


A couple of things -

The purpose of this thread that I started a LONG time ago is to share a list of vitamin A fresh foods for parrots. It was incredibly helpful for me way back in the day and I bumped it to share with the newer members of the forum and to provide helpful information for visitors unsure of what to feed their parrots, nutrition wise.

Nutrition is important for parrot owners to research in general. While I personally have changed my views over the years on certain things (pellets, tomatoes) the information in the list about fruits and veggies is still very much useful. Still to this day I appreciate the input GreyMoon offered (whom I miss around here) and agree with her input that pellets are essentially multivitamins - I have recently referred to them as Cliff bars for parrots, myself.

But this thread isn't about pellets. The title says it all.
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Re: Vitamin A veggies and fruits for Parrots (a list)

Postby Pajarita » Tue May 07, 2019 8:54 am

Maybe, in the future, you might want to give a little explanation of what is useful and what is not when you bump up an old thread because most people would not discern the difference.
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Re: Vitamin A veggies and fruits for Parrots (a list)

Postby GreenWing » Tue May 07, 2019 11:22 am

Pajarita wrote:Maybe, in the future, you might want to give a little explanation of what is useful and what is not when you bump up an old thread because most people would not discern the difference.


If people ask, I'll explain.

But in any case - I have an idea. Why don't you start writing down some veggies and fruits and any nutritional changes and I'll either add them to this list OR I'll create a new post with modifications.
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Re: Vitamin A veggies and fruits for Parrots (a list)

Postby Pajarita » Wed May 08, 2019 9:07 am

I don't really think it's needed. I mean, there is a trove of information on dietary issues on the forum, people only need to look for it.

But, when it comes to vit A, any dark leafy green, yellow or orange veggie/fruit is good and all that is needed (no red palm oil, please!). No list is really necessary, just look at the color of the produce and it will be fine. But, in reality, when it comes to nutrition in general, blue and purple is better.
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