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Toppings: The Best Way To Add Variety To Your Bird’s Diet
Toppings are an easy and convenient way to change up your bird’s standard diet. Not unlike a topping on a bowl of ice cream, a little of this and a little of that will “freshen” that bowl and make things interesting for your flock. So surprise them with these refreshing additions!Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Nuts are a healthy topping for your bird’s bowl. They love them and they have a lot of the nutrients that birds need. The nutrition varies from nut to nut, but overall they are a terrific addition to their diet. And because birds like them so much, they are a food they won’t toss over the side.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Most birds love fresh fruit. So this is an easy way of getting your birds to dig into the vegetables they need. Mixing the fruit into the veggies will get them eating the vegetables right along with the fruit. Fruit is a healthy and fresh way of adding some needed nutrition.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Chili Peppers contain something called capsaicin which is what give this vegetable it’s characteristic fiery taste and pungent flavor. The more capsaicin it contains, the hotter the pepper. That bright red color is an indication that it contains a high amount of beta-carotene which is wonderful for us as well as our birds. Sprinkle some dried red pepper on top of their dinner to spice up that food bowl and make it interesting for your flock!Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Sprouts are a living food and you cannot get any fresher than that! By sprouting seeds you are burning off the fat content and increasing the nutrition. Sprouting seed increases the Vitamin A by about 300%. That’s a pretty big jump in nutrition! They are loaded with anti-oxidants which prevent the destruction of DNA and protect the consumer from the effects of aging.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Hemp seeds are amazing. A product of the plant cannabis sativa, hemp seed contains all of the essential fatty acids required for human life. They are very easily digestible and no other food has all of the essential fatty in as perfect a ratio to meet nutritional needs. They are an excellent food as well as a nutty-tasting seed that birds seem to really enjoy. Hemp hearts are delicious! Sprinkle them on Chop or grain bake and watch your birds dive in! And throw some into your smoothie while you... are at it because they are good for you too.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Milk Thistle Seed
It’s the liver's best friend. Milk thistle seed not only protects the liver from toxins but it also plays an important healing role too. It helps to repair liver cells and promotes the regeneration of new cells. This seed benefits the liver by ensuring that the liver's daily tasks are carried out and that the liver has the ability to rejuvenate itself.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Here’s what Clay Cal does: When you feed it to your birds by sprinkling it on your bird’s food a couple of times a week, it passes through their digestive system and adsorbs toxic secondary compounds and impurities. Not everything we absorb and are exposed to is good for us. It’s the same with our birds. I don’t care how well you scrub the vegetables you feed your birds, you’re not going to get all of the fungus, microbes and bacteria off of them. If your birds chew on wood toys, branches or... perches, they are going to pick up fungi, more bacteria, tannins in the wood and mostly likely a few other undesirables along the way. It’s called “Life” and that’s just the way it is. But Clay-Cal has the ability to pass through your bird, pick up and hold all of these impurities and crud and safely carry it out in their waste. This is not like grit as it will not impact in the crop.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a "functional food" because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconuts are rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and it boosts the immune system. I once had a very sore spot on my lip where it had split from dry air and lip balm didn’t help at all. One night’s sleep with coconut oil on my lips and the split healed. I... swear by coconut oil for dry skin as well as using it as a nutritional layer to my bird’s food. Please use unsweetened and dried or fresh coconut for your flock.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Twin Beaks Aviary Herb Salad
Herb Salad™ is composed of many plants you wouldn’t think about serving to your flock and probably couldn’t find at your local grocer. It has the roots and shoots, the barks and many flowers that aren’t easily sourced. However birds in the wild eat foods like these every day. It’s 100% organic and it contains many of the required nutrients, minerals and vitamins they might not be ingesting from the grocery store food we normally feed them. It is a dried mix and it is a wonderful and aromatic... topping to offer your flock.