About

The websiteΒ  ‘Cooking for Parrots’ was created by my love for my parrots Tommy, Rikki and Kiko (pronounced as key go). And I like to share my recipes and ideas about healthy meals for my parrots!

Tommy (African Grey)

Tommy was a little baby of 11 weeks old when I took her home in 1988. She is so sweet and funny. I love her so much. For about 4 years I know that Tommy is a girl. So if I sometimes say ‘he’ or ‘him’, you know why πŸ˜‰

Rikki (Caique)

I adopted Rikki in 2008. At the age of 6 months. It was a very sweet little rascal. He struggles with the moult and must wear a collar for about 3-4 weeks a year. Otherwise he pulls immature feathers out of his little body. The itching and pain are unbearable. Rikki is now in his terrible two’s. So I read his body language all the time to see in what kind of mood he is at the moment. That will change as fast as the wind.

Kiko (Caique)

I adopted Kiko in 2009. At the age of 2 years I was already his 4th owner… It was a silly caique who acted in the beginning like a quiet African Grey. Beside that he did not play at all. To this day, he remains a bit clumsy. So onlike a caique πŸ˜‰ But he plays now and is from time to time a crazy funny caique, just as he is supposed to be!

From the beginning I do research on food for parrots. At the very beginning I compose my own seed mixtures, then I give only pellets with some fruit and veggies for a while, and now I give as many fresh and organic food as possible, next to (Harrisons) pellets.

Tommy is living on a great livingtree during the daytime. She has no cage, beside the sleepingcage in the birdiebedroom upstairs. Rikki and Kiko do have a cage, for the simple reason that otherwise they will demolish my furniture if I’m not around… πŸ˜‰
To make it as fun as possible into the cage for the birds, I’m always looking for new cage setups, so they do not get bored if I’m not nearby.

I like to make the lives of the parrots as fun and ‘natural’ as possible. I will often update about their well-being.

I hope you like and gain ideas from this blog!

(Note: I am not a veterinarian! So for questions about this and the content of my website, please contact your veterinarian.)

This post is also available in: Dutch

18 thoughts on “About

  1. I love your blog! I found you from the post on the caique forum. You might want to check out another forum as well: http://www.avianavenue.com . It is a fabulous, and very busy forum, filled with really nice, knowledgable people. I think they would love to see some of your foods, especially your homemade pellets! πŸ™‚

    (my blog: http://kastelling.blogspot.com – I love to cook for my birds as well!)

    • Hi Megan,

      Thanks for your compliment πŸ™‚
      I vist your blog and wow, what a great blog you have!
      I LOVE blogs with (among other bird stuff) food for birdies πŸ™‚
      I’ll definitely enjoy browsing here: thanks

  2. Milly! I found your blog, and i was like “HEY I HAVE THIS GIRL ON FACEBOOK!”
    Your blog is fantastic! So many great recipes, and it’s so amazing you make your own pellets! I need to invest in a dehydrator when I’m not poor! Haha!

  3. I’m so glad I found this site, and even more glad that you are kind enough to share your recipes, techniques and feathered family memebrs!
    Our family has grown by one Timneh African Grey recently, and he is amazing!!! Having him has actually helped us start eating healthier, and your recipes look fantastic!

    • Hi Angie
      Thank you for your kind words.
      I hope you can use some ideas from my site and make your own delicious meals for your birds!
      Give your GAG a tickle on his head f rom me, oke?! πŸ™‚

  4. I found your website while researching healthy foods to cook for my moluccan, Aussie. However, I am unable to find the recipes. The photo’s look great! A little help on finding your recipes would be great.

    Thank you,
    Aussie’s Mom

  5. I have a rose-breasted cockatoo (Sadie), who turned out to be a boy. He says “pretty girl” all the time. πŸ™‚

    I appreciate your recipes. It’s hard to source some fresh fruits here on the Canadian prairies so I will reluctantly use frozen fruits if necessary.

  6. i love to cook for my flock since they eat more of it than the fruits or vegetables alone! i feed a chop 2-3 times per week, ripe fruits or vegetables the other mornings, then non-colored pellets (Roudy-Bush mixed with Harrison’s) for their supper).

  7. Everything looks so yummy. Gonna introduce my baby parrotlet to some new recipes. Thanks for posting your recipes.

  8. Great website! It’s given me some fantastic ideas. I’ll be sure to share it with my bird loving friends.

    I have 3 male cockatiels: Romeo (18 years old), DiMaggio (15), & Cyrano (14 1/2). Romeo is the father of the other two. Sadly, Romeo’s wife, Juliet, and their daughter, Marilyn, have passed on.

    Thanks for sharing your passion with the rest of us!

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