Hello all, and a very warm welcome to you from Kim and Ginny!
We have been parrot enthusiasts and keepers for over 25 years and it is a passion that does not wane. Our own feathery family consists of Ollie, a Black Headed Caique, and 2 rescues, Scottie, a Blue Crowned Conure, and Jim, a Senegal. Observing the dynamics of our small flock is a constant fascination and learning experience.
Through direct experience of parrot keeping, volunteering for bird organisations and liaison with some key figures in the avian world, we have amassed a wealth of parrot knowledge, particularly around diet, behaviour, health and training.
In 2013 we launched The Parrot Lodge, a professional parrot boarding service that focuses on bio-security and providing high quality of care and enrichment for all boarding guests.
We are proud to be the first boarding service in the UK to have adopted such a comprehensive approach to bio-security and privileged to be trusted as caregivers to so many of your precious feathery babies.
Our commitment to providing the best possible care for our parrots means that we are constantly looking, learning and adapting and, for some time now, we have been digging deeper into how we can improve and better satisfy the nutritional needs of our flock to give them the best possible chance for a long and healthy life in captivity.
For many years now, pellets (alongside daily fresh fruit and vegetables) have been the most commonly offered advice for nutritional balance, and most definitely in favour of an all-seed diet of questionable origin and quality.
Here in the UK however, we are at last riding the wave of change. With huge leaps forward in nutritional knowledge being shared by avian nutritionists, there is a visible and audible change in attitudes about how and what we should feed our birds. The term ‘Go Raw’ is becoming increasingly familiar and is one we believe should be embraced by us all.
So, we have been researching and collaborating, and are excited to have formed an alliance with US avian nutrition specialist, Machelle Pacion to import her hand-made, species specific wild diet. All ingredients are 100% natural and organic, with no synthetic ingredients, preservatives or colourings.
Happy Bird UK is delighted to introduce you to BirD-elicious! Origins Wild Diet®, species specific, organic parrot foods that are like no other and that are created around the idea that exotic birds were meant to eat what nature feeds them in the wild. It's that simple!
This artisan product is unique and amazing in every way and we are getting some fantastic feedback from those UK caregivers that have transitioned their birds onto it. In addition to Origins Wild Diet, there are a number of amazing complementary foods such as pre-sprouted mixes, treats and toppers including our own, Happy Bird blends, all created with human grade, organic ingredients.
To learn more about these hand crafted, unique parrot foods, visit our BirD-elicious! Origins Wild Diet® page and all subsequent pages on this website. Hopefully most of your questions will be answered. However, if you would like to chat through anything, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Our best wishes…
Kim & Ginny
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