Treatment Type: Foods and Treats
Rated for: Yellow-crowned Amazon
Mandeville, Louisiana, United States
Posted Jan. 18, 2019
For years, I spent a lot of time making fresh chopped salad and huge cooked mixed veggies, grains, and legume mixes for my South American parrots. That's a healthy diet, and the birds certainly enjoyed it, but as I began to travel more, I had to face the reality that bird sitters were not cooking and chopping. They were pulling out the bag of seeds! My birds love seeds too, don't get me wrong, but they are nowhere close to a complete diet for Amazons or conures.
Nutriberries are now my go-to product. They are easy, so I can be confident the bird sitter is actually supplying the food. And I know from feeding and observing Nutriberries myself that the birds truly enjoy this food. Parrots are intelligent. Something that looks like rabbit chow might contain the same vitamins and nutritional value, but it wouldn't satisfy their drive to pick, chew, and play with their food. Nutriberries, in addition to being tasty, seem to be a lot of fun.
There are multiple flavors and formulations depending on your species. My birds seem to have a strong preference for Tropical Fruit and Gourmet Garden Veggie. The photo was taken in December 2018. Courtney is 28, and is showing some signs of advanced age for this species, but he still loves his Nutriberries.