Is Your Parrot Malnourished?

Posted by Leslie Moran on

Classic malnutrition symptoms.

This White-eyed Conure shows many classic symptoms of malnutrition.

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There are three ways to determine if your parrot or finch is malnourished.

If your birds have any of these symptoms they are not eating the best parrot diet possible.

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ONE: Physical Symptoms

TWO: Behaviors

THREE: Examine their Diet

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1. Most Common Physical Symptoms of Avian Malnutrition

(Examples of not being fed the best parrot diet)

1. Needs beak trim. If you need to have your bird’s beak trimmed this indicates a serious malnutrition or a serious nutritional imbalance in your bird’s diet. Beak over growth can also be a symptom of fatty liver disease.

2. Feathers have black edges or any discoloration of feathers from their ‘normal’ color indicates malnutrition.

3. Feathers have ragged or saw-toothed edges, indicates malnutrition.

          Article: ‘Avian Malnutrition and Feather Condition’

4. Abnormal molt.

5. Chronic pin feathers.

6. Lack of powder down.

7. Dull feather colors.

8. Diagnosed chronic health condition, or illness. PBFD, Bacterial Infection, Candida, Aspergillosis, all other infections — viral, bacterial or fungal.

If your bird has one, or more, of these symptoms. He, or she, is malnourished and is not being fed the best parrot diet possible.

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2. Behaviors

(Examples of not being fed the best parrot diet)

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Quaker parrot.

Quaker parrot with feather destruction habits.

1. Feather destruction habits.

          Article: ‘Over Preening vs Poor Feather Quality’

2. Bald areas, feathers will not grow back in.

3. Self mutilation.

4. Chronic Screaming.

5. Aggressive behaviors, biting.

6. Depression.

          Article: ‘How Malnutrition Affects Parrot Behavior’

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If your bird has one, or more, of these symptoms. He, or she, is malnourished and is not being fed the best parrot diet possible.

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3. Examine Their Diet

1. What are you feeding for complete protein?

Hint: pellets, eggs and meat do not provide complete protein.

Feed Best Bird Food Ever! to ensure your birds are getting complete protein in their diet.

          Article: ‘Complete Protein, the Essential Nutrient Missing in Avian Diets’

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2. Use these charts to compare the nutrients in Best Bird Food Ever! to all other foods you may be feeding.

          Comparison Charts: ‘Best Bird Food Ever! Complete Analysis’

Take note of where your food plan may fall short.

          Chart: ‘Best Bird Food Ever!, Nutrients it Provides’

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3. Relying on chop?

This vegetable-based food mixture is better than dry seeds, but unfortunately lacks hundreds of essential nutrients.

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**Free Report: ‘Why Your Parrots Need Balanced Nutrition’ 

4. Download this Free Report to see where you can start making healthy changes in your bird’s food plan.

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Let me help you feed your birds the best parrot diet possible to reverse these common symptoms of avian malnutrition.

Start by buying, sprouting and feeding Best Bird Food Ever! today.

 

The next series of articles on this topic:

The Biggest Risk to Your Birds

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