Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Great Discovery for Older Parrots

Many of you already know of my Yellow Nape Amazon, Jose.Yellow Nape Amazon, Jose picture.  Jose was named by my son many years ago. Jose was a well known baseball player at the time, Jose Conseco. Well, Jose turned out to be a girl.

Jose was an import back before the laws were changed. So, the exact age of her will always remain unknown. However, I have had Jose for approximately 25 years and so she is considered a senior parrot.  Jose has generally been a good eater, accepting a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.  However, her affinity to pellets has been somewhat of a challenge. Until now!

Lafeber recently came out with a new product called, Senior Bird Nutri-Berries. They are not seed based, as are the original Nutri-Berries. Instead, they are 61% pellets, 26% grains, and 13% fruits and herbs – herbs such as milk thistle for anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic effects and dandelion for bone health and liver function. Ginger is also part of this food, another powerful anti-inflammatory herb to help ease tendonitis, lower cholesterol and blood pressure. In addition, glucosamine has been added to fight osteoarthritis and chondroitin for joint pain and swelling.

The moment I offered Jose these round nutritious nuggets, she immediately went over and began to eat. She absolutely loves them. I give her half of the Senior Nutri-Berries along with half of our Bird Paradise Build-a-Blend as her dry diet. In addition, she also gets a generous amount of fresh produce each day, including broccoli, sweet potatoes, kale, squash, green beans, kiwi, mango, papaya, etc.