Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Articles by Stephanie:
Bird Seeds Versus Pellets: What’s The Difference?
If you share your home with birds, you’ve likely heard that pellets or Nutri-Berries are better than seeds as a major portion of a bird’s diet. What is the difference between seeds and pellets?
Why Are Pellets Better Than Seeds For Pet Birds?
It’s all about the nutrients. Find out what health problems can be avoided or minimized if you feed your bird pellets or Nutri-Berries instead of just seeds.
Converting Parrots To Pellets Or Nutri-Berries In A Multi-Bird Home
If you share your life with more than one parrot and they’re used to eating a mostly seed diet, use this inside info to help you convert your multi-bird household from seeds to a healthy diet of pellets or Nutri-Berries.
Fresh Foraging Ideas To Try
Offering our bird’s foraging opportunities with pellets, Nutri-Berries, and healthy snacks is a great way to satisfy their work-for-food instincts. Other great foraging opportunities await with fresh, edible, non-toxic plants. In the wild, part of a bird’s search for food means tearing through a plant to get to the more desirable parts. It’s no surprise that parrots like to chew! Discover tips for creating an edible “foraging jungle” for your pet bird.
Tune In To Your Bird’s Daily Habits
Many of us are having to stay home from work, school and other social activities to reduce the chances of coming into contact with and spreading the COVID-19 disease. Although this time of self-isolation may be challenging, it can also be thought of as an occasion to spend a little more time with our feathered friends and other pets. As pet owners are at home and observing their birds at times where they may not normally, they may discover that their birds tend to follow routines daily, just like we do!
COVID-19 And Pet Birds
The COVID-19 pandemic is an emerging disease with many facts still unknown. If you have questions about how it might affect pets, here’s what we know so far, with tips on keeping your pet birds safe.
How To Switch Or Convert Your Bird From Seeds To Pellets
Want to switch your parrot from seeds to pellets? Learn what to expect and several methods to try. Because birds are individuals, a method that works for one bird might not work for another.