Monday, August 30, 2004
Allan Sweet says,
Hours of every wild cockatiel’s day are spent chewing the leaves and branches of the loafing trees probably to maintain their bills and to take in lysine and methionine (amino acid goodies that develop healthy beaks & feathers).
Cockatiels still eat insects too and are very adept at digging insects out of dead trees or ripping strips of eucalyptus bark off the branches to get at any grubs living there. There are other reasons why they strip bark from eucalyptus trees; they need the cambium sap and certain elements in the oils of both the soft bark & leaves for their oil glands.
Parrot Pesto has these elements