Q. Why do parrots hold certain foods with their foot?
A. Companion birds use harvesting techniques and
access mechanics similar to what we observe in birds living in their natural habitats. Most birds prefer to forage for food high up in the canopy where they are at the lowest risk from predators. They seize the fruit, nuts, seed pods etc. from a branch then hold it with one foot to feed. Pet birds have the luxury of food bowls; wild birds rely on their instincts to maintain possession of an item in order to feed.
Q. Do birds eating Oven Fresh Bites need cuttlebone or mineral blocks?
A. No, care has been taken to supply scientifically
established levels of the essential vitamins, minerals. Grooming perches and numerous toys are available to provide stimulation and help curb the growth of the beak and toenails.
Q. What is the most effective conversion method?
A. This is a tough one to answer.
Every bird is different and may respond differently to the same method which is successful with another bird. Observe your bird's behavior and base your choice on those observations and consider what you are the most comfortable with. See our page on conversion methods.
Q. Do birds need grit when fed Oven Fresh Bites?
A. No, birds do not require grit
which can be the cause of impactions
Q. What additional foods can be fed to add variety to my bird's diet?
A. Remember that birds will eat throughout the day
in order to meet their energy demands. More energy acquired from treats means a lower amount the food will be consumed. Nuts and seeds do supply energy and can be fed in moderation as treats. The better choice would be a variety of fruits and vegetables.