- Green diet
- Collect or buy?
- Talk about dill and parsley
- But this is impossible!
Grass must be in the diet of birds. You probably did not suspect that your favorite parrot is a herbivore? His appetite is fine. They provided grain feed. Fruits and vegetables to enrich the menu chosen.
But for proper nutrition, the bird also needs grass! After all, we know that green food is simply teeming with vitamins and minerals.
What kind of grass do parrots eat? Experts offer a fairly extensive list of such herbs. Among them:
- wood lice,
Let us dwell on each of them in more detail.
Clover has an anti-inflammatory effect. To feed the parrots, the clover and meadow clover greens are used. The grass has an antiseptic, hemostatic, anti-inflammatory effect.
Greens for a feathered pet should be torn fresh, it is better immediately before a meal, and not prepared in advance. And do not tear much – just a few stems. Before weeding the bird, it must be thoroughly rinsed under running water.
The leaves of this plant are a real vitamin-mineral storehouse. All substances provide protection of the respiratory system, nervous and cardiovascular systems, gastrointestinal tract from diseases.
Woodlouse, or asterisk, successfully diversifies the "table" of budgies. The leaves of the plant contain substances that can strengthen the skin of a feathered friend and improve the hematopoietic process.
The first dandelion sprouts are very useful. Dandelion grass contains many different trace elements that favorably affect the development and growth of the parrot. Experts recommend including it in the pet’s diet as soon as it appears from the ground in the spring.
It is better to collect grass not on city lawns, where it may contain a lot of "chemistry", but outside the city. Greens should have a healthy appearance, without painful lesions, spots and insects.
The grass of this medicinal plant relieves inflammatory processes in parrots and saturates the bird’s body with substances useful for the gastrointestinal tract.
Wheat sprouts are unique in composition, due to which the blood of the wavy is updated and saturated with the whole spectrum of necessary useful elements. Periodic feeding with "wheat grass" will save the bird from anemia, toxicosis, skin diseases, worms.
Sprouted wheat also does not allow carcinogens to be absorbed into the body of the bird and has a neutralizing effect on the entry of oxalic acid into the avian stomach.
The necessary amount of potassium in their body helps to fully function the nervous and cardiovascular systems of birds, and there is a lot of it in the chicory grass. Sulfur and calcium, inulin, vitamin A, fructose, etc. are also found in greens. Periodic "reception" of chicory is able to protect the bird from the appearance and development of pathogenic organisms.
The composition of the barley grass includes potassium and silicon, which are so necessary for the wavy to maintain healthy skin and feather integument.
And what else?
Of course, the above list is not limited to the herbs mentioned in it. What kind of grass can be given to budgies? It can be:
- Nettle should be scalded or dried before eating. cocksfoot,
- blackberry, or chicken millet,
- Highlander bird
- shepherd’s bag
In the seedlings of millet chicken contains a lot of useful elements and substances. You can feed your pet’s bramble grass at least daily, with a small handful.
Nettles can be offered to birds in different forms: scalded with boiling water, frozen, dried. Naturally, not all types at the same time!
A great source of vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, calcium, fiber is spinach.
Considering that this plant contains oxalic acid, it is necessary to feed the parrots with spinach very carefully: a portion should be no more than one leaf in three days.
Collect or buy?
If there is a square or lawn with clean plants near the house, it is easier and better to collect them in small portions every day. This will ensure the freshness of the product and its variety. This option is suitable for spring and summer time.
To provide birds with vitamin greens in the winter, it is recommended to grow it at home in flower pots. This is done with buckwheat, oats, wheat, rye, barley.
Talk about dill and parsley
More recently, parsley and dill were considered harmful to budgies, despite the fact that they contain a huge amount of usefulness.
As for parsley, as a result of research it was established: only the root of the plant is harmful to the bird, and the greens are very useful. Is it possible to give parsley to a parrot? Now this question is answered positively, with the caveat: in small quantities.
Dill was also considered forbidden. But there are cases, and often, when the wavy calmly regale themselves with this green and feel normal. Would you like to treat your pet with this grass? Start with a small twig, carefully observing its state and behavior.
Indulge your pets with vitamin greens!
But this is impossible!
The list of forbidden herbs is much more modest. First of all, these are spicy herbs such as cilantro, basil, etc. And then the list will look like this:
Named wild-growing herbs may contain alkaloids or nitrates, which does not contribute to the health of winged pets.
The "green menu" of parrots is easy to make healthy and varied, changing "dishes" every day, alternating different types of herbs. Regarding dill, parsley and spinach, owners of decorative birds can be advised to use these herbs to feed purely at their discretion, because other useful plants are enough.