Putting Papaya in the Mix

August 8, 2016 3:26 pm Published by

parrots-1149970_1920L7 Trade Group now offering Papaya seeds for animal consumption.
Parrots seem to consider papaya a natural part of their diet, and depending on the bird’s country of origin, sometimes it is! Unless our parrots are able to digest their food properly, all our good feeding intentions and efforts are wasted. Proper digestion is a requirement not only for their optimum health but we also must consider that incomplete or disordered digestion can be a major contributor to the development of disease. The problem is not only that ingestion of foods and nutritional substances are of little benefit when breakdown and assimilation are inadequate, but also that incompletely digested food molecules can be inappropriately absorbed into the systemic circulation! Papaya is an enzyme-rich food that we would do well to offer our birds daily, in order to help them assimilate the most nutrients from their diet. Some people do not feed papaya seeds, but parrots love the seeds for their peppery taste.

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