protein for macaw

My vet wants my 13 year old B&G to eat more protein...besides chicken and eggs what else does anyone suggest

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Sep 14, 2011
More protein for macaw
by: Tracie

Are you seeing an avian vet? Dog/cat vets often give advice like this, that is why I am asking. If you don't have an avian vet, then you can look for one on our Find an Avian Vet page. There are links at the top where you can search by city, if one is not listed on that page that is near you.

As mentioned by the avian vet and Linda, feeding Harrison's or Roudybush pellets is the best and safest way to make sure your bird is getting all the nutrition it needs.

Sep 14, 2011
Adding protein to bird diet
by: The Avian Vet

If you get your bird to eat pellets, you will not have to worry about supplementing any thing. I recommend Harrison's High Potency for macaws.

Protein is one of the most difficult to supplement and it is impossible to give them all of the amino acids in balanced ratios without pellets. When supplement any nutrients it is also impossible to know how much they need and how much they actually eat. Additionally, there are some essential amino acids that cannot be supplemented, but are in pellet diets.

Switching Birds To Pellets article

Dr B

Sep 13, 2011
protein for macaw
by: Linda

Feed a high quality organic pelleted diet, and there are several here with Harrison's being one of the best.

Forget the meat and eggs and get this bird onto a healty diet a bird is supposed to eat. Harrisons is a complete diet and has enough protein for all birds as well as vitamins, minerals and the whole works.

Do not feed your bird animals products because meat and eggs from grocery stores are not healthy for humans much less birds. Feed your bird a diet made for birds because these diets are balanced and will keep your bird healthy and strong for a lifetime.

Changing from seeds or junk to organic pellets takes time and here is article on how to go about it written by an Avian Vet:

Switching Birds To Pellets article

So, what the avian vet means is to introduce your birds to a high quality organic pelleted diet because people food and animal products will make birds sick not healthy.

Thanks for writing,

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