Wednesday, December 24, 2008

About the Staple Diet

The "staple diet" comprises the bulk of what an individual bird consumes on a daily basis. For companion birds, the staple diet has been largely seeds or pellets. Unfortunately, though these diets are simpl.e to use, they are often detrimental for companion birds when used incorrectly. Feeding just one type of food, day after day, doesn't provide the variety that companion birds need to thrive. Malnutrition is the single most common reason for illness and death in companion birds. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies lead to a compromised immune system, which makes a bird more susceptible to viruses, bacterial infections, and fungal growth. Protein deficiency causes poor feather quality, and lack of essential fatty acids causes shin problems. Mainutrtion also leads to plucking, behavioral problems, and eventually compromised liver and kidney function.

Beak Appetit's cooked diets solve this problem. The combination of quality ingredients and essential supplements creates a whole food that supplies birds with the nutrition they need to function and thrive. Along iwth fresh fruits and veggies, Beak Appetit's easy-to-use diets provide your bird with a worry-free feeding plan. Simply cook up a batch of Beak Appetit and then keep it in the refrigerator for a week, warming a protion of it each day. Or, you can sparate portions into small baggies or ice-cube trays and freeze it, thawing or microwaving the portions as you need them. Variety is key and Beak Appetit has it.

Cooking time ranges from 3 to 25 minutes depending on the product (unique preparation instructions are printed on every package). Most of Beak Appetit's recipes fill the kitchen with the luscious aroma of cinnamon, tropical fruits and other spices.

The full line of Beak Appetit diets is now available from Bird Buffet N Things. For more information on Beak Appetit diets, click here.


Michael Camire
Bird Buffet N Things

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