DIY healthy seed mix [bird food]

DIY Healthy Seed Mix [Bird Food]


DIY herb salad



One very easy thing to do is make your own parrot seed mix with healthy seeds.  You can mix with different ingredients like herbs or keep it just plain. 

At the sanctuary, we started making our own mix because in-store brought seeds with have the addition of vitamins or colored pellets. Since we mostly take care of  Eclectus parrots we needed something without vitamins, colored pellets or seeds, corn, sugar, preserves, and oils. Instead of all these ingredients found in Parrot mixes, you can substitute them with healthy parrot-safe and more nutrients seeds. 

As always, seed mixes should only be part of a fresh food diet. Everything should be in balance and take everything in moderation. A 100 % birdseed diet cause much fat in a parrot.

DIY bird seeds



All our birds, no matter if they are Eclectus are not, are given our special, homemade parrot seed mix. There are many other ingredients that can be added, but I don't want to overwhelm you with a huge list. I added the most important, most accessible ingredients to make the DIY Healthy bird Seed Mix. 

Bee pollon for birds


The great thing about this DIY Healthy Parrot Seed Mix is that you can add anything you want, however much you want, and leave out anything you don't want to use or can't find. I tried to give more ingredients than you will need in a single batch, so there's room for variety. 


Seeds: 
Flax: (Omega 3 fatty acids and fiber) 
Hemp: (Omega 9 fally acids, Fibers, Vitamins and Minerals)
Chia: (antioxidant, omega 3 fatty acids, fibers, vitamins and minerals)
Fennel: (for healthy digestion)
Sesame: (Lowers cholesterol, fiber) 
Sunflower: (Vitamin B complex which is essential for nervous system, protein, minerals)
Caraway: (improves digestion, natural probiotic, stimulates healthy appetite) 
Pine Nut: (reduces heart issues, minerals)
Safflower: (prevents heart issues)
Pumpkin seeds: (antioxidant, improves heart, prostate and bladder issues, reduces cancer)
Milk Thistle: (cures liver disease)
Millet: (improves digestion, kidney and liver function)
Cantaloupe seeds: (high in fiber, antioxidants, protein and vitamins)
Canary: (lowers blood pressure, antioxidants, reduce inflammation, lowers obesity and glucose)


Spices:
Star Anise: (helps with digestion)
Cumin: (antioxidant, digestion, anticancer properties, helps blood glucose levels, inflammatory and high cholesterol)
Cardamon Pods: (antioxidant, lower blood pressure, cancer-fighting, anti-inflammatory, digestion)
Black Peppercorn:(anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antioxidant)
Coriander: (antioxidant, digestive, heart, brain, and skin health)
Chills: (vitamin A, Digestive, and heart-healthy, relieves joint pain)
Ceylon Cinnamon: (antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant)


Herbs:
Rose
Chamomile: (Calming)
Hibiscus
Calendula
Lavender: (calming)
Rose Hip powder
Dandelion
Red Raspberry Leaf: (aids in hormone imbalance)
Red Clover Leaf
Rosemary
Thyme


Nuts:
Almond
Walnut
Pistachio
Cashew


Other:
Coconut Flakes
Juniper Berries
Bee Pollen
Buckwheat
Goji Berries
Oat Goats
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