Better food available?
by Elaine Hirt
(Plymouth, MA USA)
I have noticed recently that Kaytee Rainbow Exact Food has changed drastically (color of pellets now mainly green, etc.) The food disintegrates in my Red Lori's water cup (making a slimy green mess in the water)when she puts her beak in the water.
She does get a small supplementary diet of fresh fruit & vegetables, we try not to give stuff high in sugar. However, she recently developed a yeast overgrowth and the vet put her on organic vinegar added to her water. She seems fine now -but does not appear to like the food much anymore, and it seems to create a sour-smelling cage despite our efforts to keep the cage clean and freshen the water often.
She is 13 years old, very active and talkative, has laid a couple of eggs each Spring the past couple of years (we previously thought "she" was a male!). CAN YOU SUGGEST SOME ORGANIC OR ALTERNATIVE FOODS we can gradually transition the bird to?