Based on new research information, and as originally promised, we will be continuing to update our formulations to reflect a closer-to-nature nutritional profile for your bird!
All of our Bird-elicious! Origins Wild Diet® foods are now made with our Supercharged Sprouts™. This is our very own proprietary method of sprouting our seeds, legumes and grains that increase the trace minerals, amino acids and certain vitamins all by using naturally occurring, earth derived sources of these elements! No synthetics, no chemicals, no GMOs, no manures and nothing artificial are used in our proprietary process.
Understanding more and more all the time the essential nutritional requirements of these magnificient wild-at-heart creatures, we are striving to produce foods that resonate with their high metabolism. Yet we want to make absolutely sure the foods we use to meet that high metabolism doesn't interfere with their very sensitive endocrine system knowing that exotic birds do not produce "amylase" in their mouths like humans do. Amylase is the digestive enzyme required to break down starches. Parrots do not produce amylase until later in their digestive tract near their pancreas. Feeding high starch foods or high fructose foods knowing that parrots do not produce amylase in their mouths places undue strain on their endocrine system potentially leading to insulin resistance, pancreatitis and or avian diabetes...maybe even Cushing's Disease. We are bound to address this in our new formulations!