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#33842 - 04/27/07 09:29 AM VIGGO MY BABY  
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VIGGO LIKES TO EAT GARLIC I ONLE GIVE HIM ONE EVERY MONTH , HE ALSO LIKE TO EAT BRASILEN NUTS BUT THERE HARD TO FIND IN DENMARK.
WHAT OTHER NUTS DO YOU THINK HE WOULD LIKE? <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />

#33843 - 04/27/07 05:17 PM Re: VIGGO MY BABY  
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Isnt garlic like poison to him? I iknow it is for dogs.


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#33844 - 04/27/07 05:39 PM Re: VIGGO MY BABY  
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Garlic is fine for birds and dogs. Its used in alot of dog treats.
Some good nuts are walnuts and almonds


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#33845 - 04/27/07 05:53 PM Re: VIGGO MY BABY  
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A consensus has not been reached on giving garlic or onions to birds. The advice that I go by is to give it sparingly and to be sure that it is cooked - once a month is certainly fine.


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#33846 - 04/29/07 02:23 PM Re: VIGGO MY BABY  
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From Shauna Roberts writing for the Gabriel Foundation:

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Garlic, a member of the onion family, is an absolutely wonderful herb when used correctly and as only a small portion of the diet. It has been shown to be effective against some bacteria, some fungal disease and is also a good immune system builder/enhancer. However, it is also possible to ingest too much raw garlic. Itís not known how much garlic could cause problems in birds but the toxic dosage for dogs and cats is any amount greater than .05% of the animalís body weight.

I am aware of a parrotís death supposedly from garlic toxicosis, although only one case has been reported, resulting from unusually very high amounts of raw garlic that were in the parrotís digestive system 24 hours a day for several days. The dosage given was 12.5-25 times more than the toxic dosage by body weight for a dog or cat. A more appropriate amount to give a parrot for medicinal or immune support purposes may be approximately 1/2 clove (finely chopped) or less to a 1500g parrot. One can see that just a very small amount of some foods is needed to be effective and how easily the portions and amounts can possibly be overdone, especially if fed several times day, for many days. More does NOT mean better! Garlic may also be given in powder form or in kyolic form (aged garlic) and achieve the same health benefits.
The whole article is very interesting and should be required reading for all parrot keepers:

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#33847 - 04/29/07 04:28 PM Re: VIGGO MY BABY  
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After reading the article I am really more confused. Now I wonder if I am giving too much of one thing and not enough of another. I know that flax seeds are good for Greys, but are they good for cockaoos. What about a little Wheat Germ and Barley. When I make birdie bread which they love I add a little flax seed, wheat germ and barley, also a cup of whole grained cereal. Since these are all in the grain family, am I adding too much. I suppose I need a good birdie cook book. I have read here that when you are making birdie bread just throw in all the things that are good for them. Mine seem to eat most of it and that is really their favorite thing. Now I'm wondering if they are not getting the proper tings or too much of one thing that they like better.

#33848 - 04/29/07 09:01 PM Re: VIGGO MY BABY  
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HI ITS RUBY THANKS FOR YOUR HELP . VIGGO IS A VERY FUSSY EATER HE WILL ONLY EAT THE BEST OF THE BEST .HE HAS JUST HAD HIS SHOWER AND HE WAS DRYED OFF WITH THE HAIR DRYER .
WE HAVE JUST PUT HIM TO BED BLESS HIM HE HAS HAD A BUSY DAY THANKS FOR THE CHAT BYE .RUBY

#33849 - 04/30/07 03:41 PM Re: VIGGO MY BABY  
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Katy, the flax seed is good for all of them - good Omega 3 booster! The only grain we need to watch out for is wheat because one of our guys seems to be allergic to gluten.


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#33850 - 05/01/07 05:12 PM Re: VIGGO MY BABY  
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Somebody else had to quit giving her birds safflower, because she had a nasty reaction to their feather dander, and the dust from dried poops, when they ate it. Individual sensitivities underscore the fact that each bird, and each human, is different, and there's no "perfect" diet that works exactly the same for everybody!


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#33851 - 05/04/07 06:16 PM Re: VIGGO MY BABY  
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A friend in VA. is a dietition, her doberman had problems with his hips and couldnt walk at all. The vet said they should put him down. Debbie cooked his food every day and put garlic and other herbs in it. I watched her carry him out side everyday. Within two years her dog was walking again. i was amazed.

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what about unsalted popcorn? I gave Precious some popcorn and she came out of her cage and walked across the sofa for more. She loves it.
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#33853 - 05/30/07 01:35 PM Re: VIGGO MY BABY  
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Hi Robbiedean
There is nothing wrong with salted popcorn my cockatoo viggo loves it he only has 2 or 3 at a time and they love chips also . <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" /> only for a treat now and again . from Ruby <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />

#33854 - 05/30/07 01:45 PM Re: VIGGO MY BABY  
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Hi its Ruby
I would like to know if clipping viggo and louis wings is ok for them ? louis has started to fly at viggo and sit on him , strange but they are both boys .
What do you think i should do thanks Ruby smile

#33855 - 05/30/07 05:53 PM Re: VIGGO MY BABY  
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Salt is very bad for parrots.You should try to limit the intake to none.My guys all love popcorn but I hot air pop it without butter or salt.Just plain old popcorn.

Wing clipping doesn't hurt them.Do a search on progressive clipping and I am sure you will get good information on it.

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