May 23, 2023

DIY healthy seed mix [bird food]

DIY Healthy Seed Mix [Bird Food]

Healthy herb bird seed mix
Organic herb seed mix for parrots

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

At the sanctuary, we started making our own mix because in-store seeds had added vitamins or colored pellets. Since we mostly take care of  Eclectus parrots we needed something without vitamins, colored pellets, corn, sugar, preserves, and oils. Instead of all these bad ingredients found in Parrot mixes, I can substitute them with healthy parrot-safe and more nutrtious 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 causes fatty liver disease and other complications. 

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 DIY Healthy bird Seed Mix. 

Healthy parrot seed mix
Healthy parrot seed mix

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. 

Flax: (Omega 3 fatty acids and fiber) 
Hemp: (Omega 9 fatty 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 the 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, reduces inflammation, lowers obesity and glucose)

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)

Chamomile: (Calming)
Lavender: (calming)
Rose Hip powder
Red Raspberry Leaf: (aids in hormone imbalance)
Red Clover Leaf


Coconut Flakes
Juniper Berries
Bee Pollen
Goji Berries
Oat Goats


Author Monika Sangar 

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May 20, 2023

Birdie Chop Guide [easily chop recipe]

Birdie Chop Guide

Chop guide to help new parrot owners to safely and easily make Chop. Parrot love to eat fresh food and seed mixes don't provide all the nutrients needed. Remember to vary it, try new things, and soon you will have your own chop recipe which your parrots will love. 


Author Monika Sangar 

PDS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #46-2470926)

May 18, 2023

Birdie Cereal with sweet potatoes [ Healthy bird recipe]

Birdie cereal is one of the favorites around our sanctuary. All birds eat it. It's healthy and nutritious, a great addition to a fresh food diet. However, to make it diverse, I add different ingredients and today, I will share one of my recipes. 

Birdie Cereal with Sweet Potatoes


Birdie Cereal by PDS parrot shop or your choice 

one sweet potato 

Tsp of flax seeds, chai seeds

Tbs of chopped nuts 


1) First, make the Birdie cereal as directed. 

2) Cook sweet potato and mash. 

3) Mix all the ingredients.

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