The website ‘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
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.
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 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…
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.)
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