The birds are very restless lately.
They are in moult and Rikki has again severe itching.
I made tea of nettles and 2 cloves of garlic.
Allow to cool down and through a sieve into a sealed bottle in the refrigerator.
I give a little dash of this tea in the water of Tommy and Rikki each day, who both suffer from the molt. Now wait and see if it works. I know that in the past this has worked with Tommy, so we’ll see.
Here is a stew of cooking beans, mash, piece of mango, a raisin, pieces of white almond bee pollen and some apple.
Today, the parrots have a bit of everything!
Below are two individually frozen portions, the upper one is cooked beans and at the bottom the mash of pellets #10.
Below the thawed portions, bee pollen, grated coconut, apple and peeled hemp seed.
In addition, the birds got some Harrisons pellets and homemade pellets.
Today the parrots enjoy a delicious mash (from the pellets) and add some: buckwheat, apple, grape and bee pollen.
There they are again: the pellets are not to be sneezed at!
So nice to see how crazy the birds get when offering the pellets. I make the mash (the ingredients are different every time), freeze some (in portions) and the rest I will dehydrate until they are ‘pellets’.
Do not mind the photos, I had that day not a steady hand
yellow and red peppers
Kiko came along to taste some sprouts.
All cut and spread on the sheets from the dehydrator
Some mash frozen in portions. When frozen I put the portions in sealable freezer bags and put it back in the freezer.
The dried pellets divided in pots – ready for use!
For the second year I have a couple of swallows nested under my porch. It’s so fun!
They are upon my window where my computer is located, so all day mom and dad flying back and forth to feed the five kids.
Today, they flew out and all five resting near the nest and return at the evening. They remain a few days and will blend in with the rest of the swallows from the neighborhood.
I can enjoy this so much. But they are just like the birds inside the house; they poop also, and a lot! Because I learned from last year, I have to place some newspapers under the nest to reduce the “greatest damage” and refresh every few days.
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Today they flew out and rest on the fence for a while!
And here, under the porch, close together