We all want to make sure our feathered friends are celebrating this holiday season along with us! You probably have all or most of the ingredients for this holiday salad for parrots, so why not mix some up super quick and share the foraging fun with your bird? Directly from Machelle’s birdie kitchen to you! Holiday… Read More


Caesar (Male Eclectus): RIP DOD 11.13.17 Please join us in celebrating Caesar’s life. Age at death: 17+ years. Cause of death: Atherosclerosis. Machelle Pacion Avian Nutrition Specialist Complete Necropsy: Performed. (Over $700.00 for a FULL necropsy-if you have a necropsy performed, understand that if you pay much less than this, it is not a full… Read More


  Machelle’s Tip O’ the Day! Seasonal Changes ~ Just like us and other animals, some birds react strongly to seasonal changes. Machelle Pacion Avian Nutrition Specialist     Often you may experience your bird(s) become a little more a little less active. Your bird may want to sleep more during seasonal change. Your bird… Read More


Annual Well-Bird Exams ~ Annual well-bird exams and tests are paramount to maintain avian health and nutrition! Many of us religiously take our pet birds in for annual veterinary exams and lab tests, but are we asking for the correct and complete tests we need to know precisely how our bird’s health is overall? Let’s… Read More


Parrot Vittles™ Quinoa Mango Salad ~  Here’s an easy, nutritious salad that is simply scrumptious! Another great feature: it keeps for days in the refrigerator. Machelle Pacion Avian Nutrition Specialist                   Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 1/2 cup re-hydrated organic mango bits (Learn how to properly rehydrate: http://exoticbirdclubonline.com/2017/09/rehydrating-dried-produce) ¼ cup… Read More


Rehydrating Dried Produce ~ Moisture is extremely important for our exotic birds, but food preservation is vital for storing food and saving lots of our hard-earned money. Machelle Pacion Avian Nutrition Specialist I strongly believe in feeding gently dehydrated foods to our flock, especially fruit and veggie-like fruit (bell pepper, okra, zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes and… Read More


Origins Wild Diet: Feeding Suggestions ~ It has come to my attention that some who purchase and feed our OWD diets to their flocks may not completely understand the premise of our foods. Therefore I would like to take the opportunity to explain the intended use of our foods. Machelle Pacion Avian Nutrition Specialist When… Read More


Feather Plucking Triggers: Feather destruction usually begins years after the root cause. There may be some confusion as to why / how birds get re-triggered into plucking, even after they have been on our Dirty Birdie Brittle and/or Better Feathers for a period of time. I am hoping to clear some amount of confusion surrounding… Read More


Natural Disasters & Bird Safety Tips ~ Here are some tips on how to prepare for a natural disaster to keep your bird safe: If You Are Staying Home: 1) During an emergency situation, keep your bird in a carrier in case you need to leave right away. 2) Keep the carrier in high spot away from… Read More


Gross Out: Natural Pest Protection ~ I receive lots of questions about how to naturally, without harmful chemicals prevent or eradicate different pests in our bird food production facility as well as in our exotic bird sanctuary. After many years of trying, these are the natural remedies and a few go-to’s that seem to work… Read More


Anti-Nutrition Versus Nutrition: Lectins and Polyphenols ~ Mother Nature in all of her wisdom has created some pretty fantastic foods for all of her creatures! Much of the reliable nutritional info available not only applies to us but also to the pets we have come to love and adore! Knowing which foods to feed to… Read More


Banana or Plantain: Which is Better for our Exotic Birds? I’ve wanted to address this topic for ages. Just this morning someone asked me about “cooking plantains” for our companion birds. Machelle Pacion Avian Nutrition Specialist Well, most of you already know I am completely against cooked foods of any kind for our exotic feathered… Read More


Parrot Vittles™ Salad: Tangy Summer Fruit Salad! ~ 3/4 cup organic fresh Cucumber, washed, peeled and diced. 1/2 cup organic fresh Pineapple, washed, peeled and diced. 1 Tblsp. organic Pine Nuts. 1 Tblsp washed, fresh organic Cilantro leaves, finely diced. 2 Tsp washed, fresh organic Mint leaves, finely diced. 2 Tsp. organic Poppy seeds. 1… Read More


Parrot Vittles™ Salad: Refreshing Summer Salad! ~ ½ cup organic Cucumber, washed, peeled and diced. ¼ cup organic Zucchini, washed, peeled and diced. 1 Tblsp. organic Heirloom Tomatoes, washed, unpeeled and diced. 1Tblsp washed, organic Cilantro leaves, finely diced. 1 Tsp. sprouted, organic Radish seed. 1/16th Tsp. fresh, organic chili peppers, super-fine diced. Yields about… Read More