PVC Parrot Toys

PVC Parrots Toys

PVC parrot toys are made with pvc and  acrylic parts. Parts of the toys can be used as foraging by adding nuts or other treats.

These toys stimulate visually, foraging abilities.

Colors and design can vary because everything is made by hand. 



PVC  Diamond Toy/swing

$40
















PVC hanging toy
$45




PVC X spinner

$50






 PVC  4
$35














PVC 5
$35
With flower beads







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Banana oat muffins recipe [ Healthy Food]

Healthy banana muffin recipe [ healthy food]


Ingredients

2 cups  flour (whole wheat, rye, spelt or combo of flour)
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats plus more for sprinkling on top
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt.
1 cup packed mashed ripe bananas
2 eggs ( if your birds are getting to much eggs, or for vegan parrots 😁, substitute with chia seeds or flax seed meal) * see note below
1/3 cup Apple sauce
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup walnuts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin tin with butter or cooking spray or line with liners. Set aside.

In a large bowl, Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

In another large bowl, beat the mashed bananas, eggs, honey, olive oil, milk, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix until fully combined. Do not over-mix. Add nuts at this point.

Divide mixture evenly into 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle with rolled oats and cinnamon if desired.Bake muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.



*Note substitute eggs. Place two tablespoons of flax seed meal or chia seeds  in 6 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes until it has become a gel. 

Christmas Cookies for your Parrots [ Healthy Treats]

Christmas Cookies for your Parrots

[Healthy Treats]




Not only are these cookies healthy, great source of vitamin A, but they smell, Oh so Divine! During the holiday seasons, it's a great idea to bake for your parrots and birds. I know they want to dig into the shortbread cookies and the gingerbread house, so why not bake a special cookie just for them. 

This cookie insures they are getting something healthy, has nutrients and will be flavorful for our parrots. Not only this but this will allow our feathery friends to join in with all the festivities. 

You can change the flavor by simply using pumpkin or another squash, add crushed berries or apples. If your using mash pumpkin, you will need two cans for this recipe. 

First time I made these cookies, I guess I had to much sweet potato so my batter was moist and I couldn't shape them into fun Christmas shapes. 

However I adjusted the recipe, for it to be handled better. This cookies dough should be great to create cut out shapes. If you do find it to be to moist, just add more flour. 

Its such a easy, easy recipe, you can not try it. 

Ingredients: 

3 sweet potato cooked 
1 cup flour (any kind) 
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla

Directions:


Preheat  oven to 350 

Cook your sweet potato, microwave, steam or oven. 

Mash your sweet potato in a bowl, add flour, cinnamon and vanilla. 

Use a scoop to measure out cookies on a cookie tray which is lightly sprayed with cooking oil. 

bake for 30 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. 



More Recipes:





Calcium Deficiency in parrots [pet health]

Calcium Deficiency in parrots [pet health]

Calcium deficiency, or hypocalcaemia, is very common in parrots. Calcium is a mineral and even though it is the most abundant mineral in animal bodies,  including parrots, its insufficient absorption rate causes the deficiency.


Calcium is needed for skeleton strengthening, muscle contraction, blood clotting, and egg shell formation. Calcium is a co-factor for many enzymes to function and also hormones secretion and can effect the muscles, heart and nerves.

So if calcium is so abundant, why do parrots become calcium deficient? 


Sunlight. One of the main issues is no sunlight. Parrots need sunlight for absorption of vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is a very important vitamin which helps absorption of the calcium by the body. Without sunlight, or vitamin D3, the calcium can't be absorbed and therefore calcium deficiency occurs.

Second is oxalates. Greens, nuts and other food which are high in calcium have oxalates compound. These compounds bind to calcium making then insoluble, in other words, unable for parrots to absorb by digestion.

Depending on the severity of this deficiency, it can become life threatening and/or serious illness can emerge.


Prevention of Calcium Deficiency

No, not supplements. An adequate diet with plenty of sunlight or a full spectrum bulb.  Supplements can do more harm than good. The best way to insure your parrot's well being is by providing fresh food daily. There are many fresh food with high amounts of Calcium


Feeding your parrots with fresh food will natural help them keep their vitamin levels normal and no need for supplements. (Unless there's a medical issue)


Hypocalcaemia

Never go crazy on Vitamin supplements, because to much calcium (or any vitamin) can also cause server damage. Hypercalcaemia, or elevated calcium levels, can cause serious toxicity and be fatal. Symptoms include vomiting, pain, unable to lay eggs, kidney stones.


It is always important to follow direction and not over dose if your doctor do recommended supplements.


Reference: 


avianmedicine.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/calcium.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9929897


Medium to Large Wood Toys

Medium to Large Wood Toys


MLW 1
$30
Wood blocks, Design, Colors will vary depending on what in Stock.



MLW 1 Other Designs








 ML2 $35 NP Chain

Wood blocks, Design, Colors will vary depending on what in Stock.















ML2 Other designs


















 




 

MLW 3 $25










































                      



Leather Toys

Leather Toys


Parrots love toys with different color and texture. Leather toys provides a parrot to play and explore this different texture and also a great way to keep a parrot busy.



LT2  $20


















LT 3 $20


 LT 4 $15
 LT 5 $20
LT 6 $25













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Small Parrot Toys

Small Parrot Toys

Rubber animals and colors will vary. The design and style of Rubber Duck Toys are below.

 

RA1 $20
Spools
















RA2 $16
Spoons














RA3  $16

Shoes




RA 4 $16
Shoes and spoons

 

RA4 $16
Pine wood with Bagels












RA6 Balsa Block
$12















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Wholesale

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Minimal order of $250
25% off retail prices

There is no print catalog since we are always making new designs.  Please look at our toys under the parrot toy tabs.

Quick Understanding of Parrot Chop [diy]

Quick Understanding of Parrot Chop [diy]



If you just got yourself into the parrot world, chop is one word you might be hearing, a lot. If your already in the parrot world, welcome to new parrot chop recipes.  




What is a chop diet?

Why birdie chop? 

Im here to answer all these questions and more. 

Parrot chop is basically, chopped up veggies, greens, mixed with cooked grains. The object is to chop up ingredients small enough so your parrot won't be able to select its favorite food item; however, your parrot might not like it finely chopped, in that case do as your parrot wish. Different chop recipes will do things differently, but simply put, chop is fresh food for parrots.

Parrot owners are making homemade chop to provide their parrots with a complete nutrition - fresh food meals. I and most other parrot owners try to add a rainbow of ingredients into their bird chop recipe.

The great thing about birdie chop is you can just use anything you have in hand. If you only have one grain, a few veggies and red chill flakes, that can easily be turned into chop. 

Before you start making parrot chop, there are a few things you should considered. 

1) Your parrots favorite veggies
2) How big is your flock
3) Does your parrot like defrosted chop or fresh 
4) Does your parrot like finely chopped or not
5) How often can you cook Chop
6) Do you have enough room to freeze chop



Just like everything else in life, one parrot chop recipe doesn't fit all. You will have to experiment, see what works for you. 

My advice will be to start with 1 or 2 grains, 3 veggies/greens, red chill flakes and one herb. 

Make a small batch bird chop. There is no need to collect 20 different ingredients and then realize your parrots don't like broccoli and there goes your batch of chop. Start small, see when they like to eat it (because they might not like chop in the mornings, only dinner time), what they like or don't like. Do they like it finely chopped or does it have to be finely chopped in food processor? 

Some recipes calls for freezing chop, but if your parrot doesn't like mushy veggies, then freezing it isn't an option for you. 

Also remember if your parrots like your chop recipe today, tomorrow they won't.  

Now that you have more questions about your parrots than answers and are feeling overwhelmed. Lets go more deeper into parrot chop. 


Flock size and numbers:
This is easy to understand. Larger parrots will eat more than smaller ones. If you have a larger flock, you will need to cook more chop. 

Second, larger parrots might favor knife chopped veggies more than food processed (finely chopped) others may not. Experiment to see what works best. 

You do not want chunks of veggies because then they can eat around its. The idea is the have it small enough, so your parrot can't pick and choose what to eat. Unless, your parrot is actually a pig and will eat anything.

Bad eating habits:
If your parrot is used to a certain food, like sunflower seeds, changing diets can be tricky. One way you can help change diet change is by adding a few sunflower, or pellets to the chop. 

Your parrot will see or smell their favorite food and in the process might try out some of the veggies. 

If your parrot loves apples, add apples or apple sauce to your chop.

Remember Chop is a beautiful open concept to help you provide a complete nutrition meal to your parrots. Feel free to change any recipe, to fit your needs. 


Freezing Chop: 
You may or may not wish to freeze chop. I prefer not to freeze. One batch of chop last maximum three days in the fridge. 

If you wish to freeze chop, there are a few things to consider. 

1) Do you have room in your freezer?

2) It is best to air tight when freezing veggies. So you might want to consider vacuum seal or other air tight containers. Uncovered in the freeze, your chop will get freezer burn FAST.

3) Chop will last maximum 3 months in the freezer. 

4) Will you parrots like defrosted chop?

When making chop to freeze, remember you want to chop to be as dry. Remember to dry all your veggies, greens. Your cooked grains should be as dry as possible. 

Fruit adds moisture. So you might want to consider not adding fruit to your freezer chop. 

Consider adding Flax seeds and Chia seeds. Even Flax meal. These will absorb any extra moisture. Adding leftover pellet powder is also another way to make your chop dryer. 

I know some recipes calls for dry fruit or veggies, they do absorb the moisture, but its extra sugar your adding to chop and other chemicals like sulfate. I don't add any dry fruit or veggies. 





Now for the most famous list of all,  foods to avoid. If you haven't seen this list already, then the parrot community isn't doing their job. So let me show it to you. 

Foods to avoid


AlcoholApple seedsAvocado
Caffeine
Chocolate
Junk Food
Salt
Stone fruit pits
Raw dairy (milk, fresh cheese, ice cream)
Raw onions
Raw mushrooms

Rhubarb





For parrot chop you can use almost any ingredient, but there are a few suggestions: 

Grains: rice, quinoa, pasta, spelt, amaranth, farro, barley, buckwheat, millet, cooked beans and lentils.

Veggies: carrots, sweet potatoes, any orange squash, green peppers, jalapeños, zucchini, broccoli, coconut, parsnips, snap peas, corn, green beans

Think orange: cook carrots, cooked sweet potato and or cooked squash 

Now for orange veggies, we need to cook them. We can add them to our boiling water at the beginning of our cook time. The reason is that cooking them increases the beta carotene which is what we are looking for as nutrition value. Beta carotene is converted into Vitamin A in animal bodies. For more information about cooking orange veggies, follow the link.

Sweet potato are not to be consumed raw, because they are hard on digestion. Cooking them eliminates this effect. 

Greens: carrot tops, beet tops, celery leaves, cabbage, kale, spinach, collard greens, Swiss chard, cilantro, dandelion greens

Seeds/herbs/spices: flax Seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, rape seeds, celery seeds, fennel seeds, rosemary, oregano, basil, coriander, cumin, turmeric, red chill flakes

Yes you guessed it:

Special ingredient list: bee pollen, dried rose buds, echinacea herb, milk thistle seed, elder berry & flower, lavender flower, barberry root.


Recipe:

Now all is left is to try it out. Here is my favorite recipe, with additional notes so you can change it as you wish:


Ingredients

1/4 cup of grains   (can be a mix of grains, or just one)
5 cups of water 
2 cups of veggies chopped   (mix of veggies)
1 sweet potato, peeled, cubed
2 bunches of greens/fresh herbs   (can be a mix of few or just one)
1 Tbsp Flax seeds
1 Tbsp chai seeds
1 Tbsp red chill flakes 
A punch of bee pollen

Directions: 
  1. Boil your water 
  2. Add your grains and sweet potato to the water, let it boil for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the grain cook in the hot water. After 20 minutes, strain the grains/sweet potatoes.
  3. Mix your veggies, greens and seeds/herb mix with your grains and sweet potatoes.
  4. Sprinkle with bee pollen

Prepare your greens/Fresh herbs: 
  1. Roughly chop your greens and then finely chop them in food processor.  (if using nuts, you can add them with your greens and finely chop them) **

Prepare your Seed/Herbs/species.
  1. Mix all your seeds, and dried herbs together. 


*If you have whole flax seeds, you can grind them in a specie  or coffee grinder, to make fresh flax seed meal. 

** my parrots like their veggies knife chopped. You can also finely chop your veggies into the food processor with your greens


Flavors my Parrots love for their Birdie Chop: 

Indian: 
Coriander and cumin seeds powder (*you can grind yourself) with red chill flakes and fresh ginger. 

Mexican: Cumin and paprika with fresh or dry oregano.

Italian: Fennel seeds or fresh fennel, lavender flowers, with fresh or dry basil and oregano.



Here are a few bird chop recipes: 



How to make your own Birdie Chop made Easy and Simple. 
Just follow the the simple steps and you will have your chop ready in no time. 

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Small to Medium Wood Toys


Wood Toys for parrots or other small animals is a great way to exercise, fun to destroy and chewing. Wood toys comes in different sizes and colors and shapes for maximum enjoyment and mental stimulation. 

For DIY wood parrot blocks, you can follow to the link to USA handmade wood blocks for parrots and other small animals. 









SM1 $18
(paper cord)


SM2 $28
SW3 $8


SW4 $16
SW5 $30
SW6 $18
SW7 $6
SW8 $6
SW9 $8
SW10 $8
SW11 $10



SW12 $25
SW13 $20
SW14 $20






SW15 $22












SW16 $15


















SW17 $20












SW18 $18












Small to medium size parrot toys are prefect for Indian Ringneck to Amazons. For wholesale prices please contact us via email. 




Hand Made in USA Safe Wood and Food Dye Ship all across USA, Contact us Via private message. Let us know what type of parrot you have. All proceeds go to Prego Dalliance Sanctuary. Toys are made in Bird-Free Space.

I hand dye all the wood blocks myself, cupcake liners, balsa wood, vine balls. I use Wilton colors. 
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