October is Pumpkin Month…..Feeding Pumpkins to your parrot
|Pumpkin is a
great food for you birds and they are so reasonable in the fall! By late
October, the stores are offering them for about .10 per pound. That is
when I stock up. Fruits which are orange and yellow in color tend to
contain higher amounts of carotene which is converted to Vitamin A. The
more intense the green, yellow or orange color the more beta carotene
the vegetable or fruit contains. Pumpkin provides vitamin A, potassium,
protein, and vitamin C.
I can't resist enhancing the natural sweetness already found in squashes, yams, pumpkins by baking them for our fids. I have also read that cooking helps aid absorption of the Vitamin A (Beta carotene). Other sources of beta carotene include carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and other orange winter squashes, cantaloupe, pink grapefruit, spinach, apricots, broccoli, and most dark green leafy vegetables. The smaller the pumpkin, the easier it is to cut. They are not as firm as the bigger carving ones.
Here are some various ideas for you about preparing pumpkins.
Pumpkin seeds have long been a favorite of parrots. It is easy to prepare them.
Remove seeds from pumpkin.
Do not salt like you would for us humans.
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