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 with the term ‘Go Raw’ becoming increasingly familiar. It is a concept we believe should be embraced by us all and is the motivation behind us creating Happy Bird UK.
So, we have been researching and collaborating, blending and testing. Our deliberations have led us to speak with some leading UK avian vets, nutritionists and behaviourists and also with healthfood businesses in the UK and overseas, all with a view to bringing some fresh and exciting organic produce to market for UK parrot caregivers.
Our product range is borne out of a desire to provide premium quality, variety, nutritional enrichment and, in some instances, sheer indulgence for our feathery babies. Products that are human grade quality, certified organic and can be offered as an accompaniment to your bird's staple diet.
For those seeking an alternative to pellets or seed based diets, we can recommend BirD-elicious! Origins Wild Diet®, a unique, artisan product. It is a raw, organic food that has been created by an avian nutritionist in the US and been in production since 2003. People that have transitioned their birds onto this food have not looked back.
In addition to Origins Wild Diet, we offer a number of amazing complementary foods such as pre-sprouted mixes, activated nuts, treats, toppers and herbal teas, all created with human grade, organic ingredients and all blended with knowledge, love and care. It is our intent to bring more unique products to market in due course.
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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