Hello neighbor! This is my neighbor's parrot who prefers walking outside the grilles, that are shut for his benefit in the first place. But he wiggles out.
That can have a lot of deeper analogies about life, but I will leave you to think about it yourself. With a picture of a pretty parrot.
Finally!! After 2+ weeks wearing a cone and not allowed to fly, Haro's been OK'd by the doc to be free at last!! Her hormone implant is healing well, no infection, no meds. ❤️❤️❤️ Here she is all sleepy and adorable after she just woke up. I LOVE you my lil silly chicken! 😍 #lovebirdsofinstagram#lovebirds#parrotsofinstagram#instacute#vancity
Ringo waking up to have some Yummy Palm oil. Vitamin A
It is an antioxidant that helps your bird’s growth and repair of tissues, and is important for proper functioning of the eyes, hearing, skin, bones, and mucus membranes. It is essential for resistance to infections, particularly in the sinuses.
Vitamin A plays an important role in avian health and is crucial for a healthy immune system.
Vitamin A deficiency (hypovitaminosis A) is the most common single dietary deficiency or problem seen in companion birds.
vitamin A deficiency allows environmental bacteria and other microorganisms to penetrate the mucous membrane barrier and set up "housekeeping" within these tissues.
The respiratory system is the most often affected. Initially, you see small white plaques on the roof of the mouth and/or at the base of the tongue. The plaques ultimately become infected, forming large, obvious abscesses. The microorganisms can also spread throughout your bird's body.
vitamin A deficiency may show any of the following symptoms: sneezing, wheezing, nasal discharge, crusted or plugged nostrils, lethargy, depression, diarrhea, tail-bobbing, thinness, poor feather color, swollen eyes, ocular discharge, lack of appetite, gagging, foul-smelling breath and "slimy mouth". Most birds don’t die as a direct result of the vitamin A deficiency. They usually die from the secondary infections common to birds with weakened resistance and the inability of the body to go through normal cellular regeneration (to heal itself). The secondary infections may cause organ damage that will then lead to the bird's eventual death.
That’s why it’s so important to feed lots of vitamin A rich foods!
This is most easily done with the addition of red palm oil as it contains such high amounts of beta-carotene. Adding red palm oil to your bird’s diet 2-3 times a week will help maintain vitamin A levels in your bird.
Ringo will eat it all by itself off the spoon.