Parrotcare - Problem Solving
Overweight pet birds are very common and obesity leads to long term health problems like heart diisease and liver problems. The problem arises if the diet contains too little protein compared to the amount of energy. Birds eat until their protein requirements are satisfied. With a poorly balanced diet they then get too much energy which is stored in the body as fat. The most efficient way to improve the protein to energy ratio is to supplement the diet with 'limiting amino acids'. These nutrients are in short supply in seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Adding tiny quantities of these key nutrients almost doubles the 'value' of the protein in the diet. Daily Essentials3, given daily, prevents obesity the safe and natural way.