Ever since I’ve had birds, I’ve known about the Lafeber bird products – mainly nutr-iberries and avicakes. For the longest time I thought these products were just moderately priced treats that my birds may not benefit from, or probably didn’t even need. I never understood why these products were pushed so much, and how they were oftentimes recommended to be a regular part of a parrots diet. Every time I step foot into the vets office I see and hear about Lafeber and though it was just another product spiel.
It was not until I went to the Phoenix Landing Wellness Retreat that I became a Lafeber convert, and it was all due to doctor Susan Orsoz. During a toy making session with Chris Porter of ParrotEnrichment.com, everyone was eagerly grabbing handfuls of nutri-berries to stuff into the foraging toys we were making. Dr. O was sitting in the back, engaging in the session and told everyone to stop for a second. She then informed us that nutriberries have been specially formulated by the staff at Lafeber, and that three nutri-berries a day (appropriately sized for your bird) will meet your birds daily nutritional requirements.
Three nutri-berries a day. How easier can that get? That means that when I am on the road for The Roaming Parrot Project I can tell my husband to feed the birds their pellets, and three nutr-iberries a day and can be assured that the birds are going to be getting a balanced and healthful diet. Of course, when feeding nutri-berries you have to supplement with additional healthy foods – but heck, I have to admit that since learning this, I’ve stopped viewing nutri-berries as treats and more as an important part of my birds daily diets.
Since I have a big flock I buy the big tubs of nutri-berries at a time, and in case you are curious the ingredients are as follows:
Cracked corn, hulled white proso millet, safflower, peanut splits, hulled
canary grass seed, malto-dextrin, red millet, rape seed, peanuts, ground
corn, corn syrup, corn oil, glycerine, propylene glycol, wheat, whole egg,
dicalcium phosphate, ground limestone, dl-methionine, l-lysine, potassium
sorbate, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, menadione sodium bisulfite
complex, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12,
folic acid, biotin, ascorbic acid.
*El Paso Nutri-Berries also contain red bell pepper, green bell pepper, chili, pepper, cumin, oregano, and garlic powder.
*Garden Veggie Berries also contain carrots, peas, broccoli, and corn.
*Sunny Orchard Berries also contain cranberries, apricots, and golden raisins.
*Tropical Fruit Berries also contain papaya, pineapple, and mango.
If you want more information you can view the Lafeber website here: Nutri-berries information sheet
I wasn’t paid to write this article, I wasn’t asked to review nutri-berries, I just wanted to share the knowledge. As a bird owner that cares for a large flock of birds I constantly look for products that make my life easier and my birds life enriching and healthful and I truly believe that nutri-berries are one of those products.