A possible solution to your plucking problems - Switch to Ti

The African grey parrot is a medium-sized, predominantly grey, black-billed parrot. Their average weight is 400 grams (0.88 lb), with an average length of 33 centimetres (13 in) and an average wingspan of 46–52 cm. The Congo subspecies is a lighter grey, with darker grey over the head and both wings, while the head and body feathers have a slight white edge to them. The tail feathers are red. The Timneh subspecies is a darker gray and has a dark maroon colored tail as well as having a portion of their beak being light pink in color.
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A possible solution to your plucking problems - Switch to Ti

Postby shanlung » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:57 pm

A possible solution to your plucking problems - Switch to Tinkerbell mash

If there are no underlying medical reasons for the plucking, and your birdie is given lots of emotional and lifestyle caring, it might be with the diet. This is even more likely if you are feeding pellets to your birdie. The pellets have additives to allow long shelf life.

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Hand of Clod //3 hour and day old Mash // Outdoor hide&seek recalls
shanlung: Hand of Clod //3 hour and day old Mash // Outdoor hide&seek recalls

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Here is the list of the common additives found in pellets.

Ethoxyquin: Is listed and identified as a harsh hazardous chemical by OSHA. It was originally used to preserve rubber. This is not allowed in human food and some feel it is not a chemical that they want in their bird food. The FDA has asked manufacturers for voluntary reduction in its use in pet foods and is in the process of deciding whether or not to ban the use of it altogether. Bird’s bodies can not get rid of it like a dog or cat and it then builds up and causes problems. Ethoxyquin promotes kidney carcinogenesis, significantly increases the incidence of stomach tumors, enhanced bladder carcinogenesis and urinary bladder carcinogenesis. Cancers of this type are the most lethal and fastest acting, the swiftest effects being seen among animals.

Artificial Colors: Most people are aware of toxic side effects of artificial colors and flavors from coal tar derivatives such as Red #40, a possible carcinogen, and Yellow #6, which causes sensitivity to fatal viruses in animals. Artificial colors DO cause yellow feather discoloration in Eclectus.

BHT/BHA: These petroleum products are used to stabilize fats in foods. In the process of metabolizing BHA and BHT, chemical changes occur in the body. These changes have caused reduced growth rates and they inhibit white blood cell stimulation. In pets, they can exhibit reactions such as skin blisters, hemorrhaging of the eye, weakness, discomfort in breathing, a reduction of the body's own antioxidant enzyme, glutathione peroxidase and may cause cancer. According to Dr. Wendell Belfield, DVM, a practicing vet for some 26 years, both BHA and BHT are known to cause liver and kidney dysfunction and are banned in some European countries.

Propylene Glycol: Used as a de-icing fluid for airplanes, this chemical is added to food and skin products to maintain texture and moisture as well as inhibiting bacteria growth in products. It also inhibits the growth of friendly bacteria in the digestive system by decreasing the amount of moisture in the intestinal tract leading to constipation and cancer. It can affect the liver and kidneys and causes the destruction of red blood cells.

Salt: Added as a preservative, salt can irritate the stomach lining, cause increased thirst and aggravate heart and kidney problems through fluid retention.

Sodium Nitrite: Used in the curing of meats, this substance participates in a chemical reaction in the body that becomes carcinogenic. It is used also in pet foods to add color.

Sugar and other Sweeteners: The most common sweeteners in pet/bird foods are beet sugar, corn sugar, molasses and sucrose. They are used as preservatives and have the side effect of creating sugar addicts in pets. They require almost no digestion and are rapidly absorbed into the blood stream. These will provide sugar highs (just as humans experience) and subsequent lows (moodiness), inhibit the proper growth of friendly intestinal bacteria and they virtually shut down the digestive system while being processed. Sugar can also contribute to diabetes and hypoglycemia, cataract development, obesity and arthritis.

I have so many people writing to me that ever since they changed to Tinkerbell Mash that their birdie stopped their plucking.

See how Tink Mash is made, and perhaps you might like to change too.

Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7

shanlung: Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7


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Re: A possible solution to your plucking problems - Switch t

Postby HCL » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:16 am

I am feeding Cocoa something similar based on your Tinker mash.

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Re: A possible solution to your plucking problems - Switch t

Postby shanlung » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:33 am

HCL wrote:I am feeding Cocoa something similar based on your Tinker mash.


:D

So much cheaper, so much better and so much more healthy!

Bon appetite!

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Re: A possible solution to your plucking problems - Switch t

Postby HCL » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:19 pm

Even my Hill Mynah loves it too. :)

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Re: A possible solution to your plucking problems - Switch t

Postby shanlung » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:41 pm

HCL and friends,

Even the kitties
Pakistan again// more on mind & tofu // Dommie at Omer//kitties// Riamfada and 3 turns on dime
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/118669.html
(you might like that 3 turns on dime)


love Tink Mash batch 9 too. I gave them the leftover mash at end of the day from Riam's bowl. They fought over it
ignoring the kitty kibbles for them in another bowl.

Pakistan//mind of parrot//Tinkerbell Mash Batch 9//Riamfada pulling up cup//Villa walkabout
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/119016.html




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Re: A possible solution to your plucking problems - Switch t

Postby HCL » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:15 am

Your video on Riam playing hide and seek is amazing.


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