Vegetable leaves for parrots

Vegetable leaves for parrots – Rani’s surprise cabbage package.
By: Ilse Meyer

Make use of spinach leaves, mealie leaves, broccoli leaves, or kelp leaves to tie your parrot’s favorite snacks in. In mine, I used chilies, nuts, pumpkin seeds, muesli, carrots, cabbage, naartjie, sesame seeds, green beans, strawberry, and pomegranate. I make two at a time and keep one in the fridge for the next day.

Vegetable leaves for parrots

You can even hang it up like a toy. They will enjoy it when you add some plain popcorn and rice cakes.

Vegetable leaves for parrots

In the next pic, you will see how the pots are steaming in the background. This steam is very good for parrots and their skin. (Especially in winter when they do not bathe.) So, when you cook, allow your parrot to sit with you but DON’T ALLOW THEM ALONE FOR ONE SECOND WITHOUT SUPERVISION.

vegetables leaves for parrots

All photos – courtesy: Ilse Meyer

Vegetables are excellent sources of natural vitamins, minerals, and vegetable protein. Give your birds a variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruit each day.

Based on seasonal availability the vegies provide variety the birds would also find in nature.

Using moringa leaves by Tony Sliva:

Moringa contains 9 essential amino acids, is rich in plant-based iron and fiber, as well as vitamins A and K, protein, calcium, magnesium, and antioxidants.

The plant can be fed fresh or the leaves can be dried, crushed and the powder added to the egg food. In addition, the plant is super fast-growing and does not require much attention.

This article, Vegetable leaves for your parrots, is also in the following magazine edition that is available to Premier magazine subscribers. Click on cover to see the benefits that subscribers receive:

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