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


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


Produce Safety: Understanding Produce PLU’s ~ Machelle Pacion Avian Nutrition Specialist Ever look at those sticky, hard-to-peel-off PLU stickers on fruits and vegetables and think to yourself, “I wish they would just leave those bothersome things off my produce!” Well if you would take the time to learn why they are on your produce you… Read More


Comparison Chart of a Variety of Commercial Bird Foods ~ To give my quick opinion and rating on several brands of commercial bird foods, I am supplying the list below. Rather than take on one brand/variety at a time, I will explain how these foods are processed and how I personally feel about these processing… Read More


Kevlar Vests for Feather Destructive Birds – My Review Recently a new protective vest for feather destroying birds has arrived on the market. Because I bill myself as a specialist in feather destruction when items like this happen to run across my path I take a good look as to their benefits for our birds… Read More


We all have it, but parrots seem to have this innate ability to not only “have it”, but keep it in tact for all of their long, living lives…”Parrotuition™.” Machelle Pacion Avian Nutrition Specialist Recently I read a meme on Facebook describing how empathic people should be treated: 1. We cannot change, so please don’t… Read More


Organic Certification: My “Beef” With the Process Of ~ Machelle Pacion Avian Nutrition Specialist Right from the start let’s get something straight about certified organic foods and uncertified, conventional foods – the former, certified organic is not necessarily more nutritious, but it is healthier. The latter, uncertified, conventional foods insert the potential for many health… Read More


NO COOK: Healthy Thanksgiving Parrot Vittles™ ~ Machelle Pacion Avian Nutrition Specialist Have you been so busy you forgot to make a special dinner for your flock? Here are fast Parrot Vittles™ you can make for your flock with items you probably already have on hand! Colorful, fun, tasty and festive your flock will LOVE… Read More


Classic Parrot Vittles™ Salad~ Machelle Pacion Avian Nutrition Consultant A couple of weeks ago I gave my recipe for Classic Parrot Vittles™ Salad. It’s a huge hit at our Providence Exotic Bird Sanctuary, but we feed it “in addition to” their BirD-elicious! Origins Wild Diet formulated, laboratory-tested foods, not instead of. We believe no such… Read More


OTC Remedies: Feather Destruction Products  ~ Machelle Pacion Avian Nutrition Consultant On February 5, 2016, I spotlighted a couple of well-known palm oil / canola oil over-the-counter products manufactured by a certain bird food company touted to help birds increase their energy as well as help with feather condition. Today I want to spotlight yet… Read More