When I first started looking into the Avian Raw Whole Foods Nutrition, I was OVERWHELMED! I never knew where or how to start, what to do and what not to do, how to make sure all nutritional needs were being met. So, the first thing I did was take a step back and join Dr. Jason Crean’s facebook group called “Avian Raw Whole Food Nutrition” and read all the files in the file section. I took a deep breath and watched his Inflammation webinar that he did with Lara Joseph and commented on how excited I was by the information I just learned. Lou from ParrotsRUs responded and told me to go to their website for avian approved products.
I went to www.c4aw.org to see what it had to offer and there I found
https://www.greywoodmanor.com/ . This site is dedicated to Teas for animals. This was my very first step to transitioning my parrots from a pelleted based diet to a Raw Whole Food Nutritional way of eating. Why tea? Well I have been hearing about tea for birds for awhile. I was actually going to just try buying loose leaf decaffeinated Black tea for my Lories but I’m always hesitant to try anything with my parrots without being at least 90% sure that is it a good product for them. So I worried about what might be in the black tea and if it would truly be okay for me to serve to Lories. To get to the point, I didn’t just go out and buy the loose leaf tea. Which I am truly happy about now because I found Greywood Manor and they specialize in Avian Tea along with tea for other animals.
I feel confident in giving my parrots this tea because Dr. Jason Crean and other parrot owners provide it to their parrots and have not had any bad side effects. I also trust Greywood Manor Provisions Tea because they use all natural products that your parrots can get access to in the wild. Currently they carry 8 different options for Avian tea on their website.
- Pretty Plume = This is to make your parrot look their very best!
- Serene Tea = This is to help calm your little friend’s nerves.
- Hormone Havoc = This is perfect to help your parrots when hormone season comes around, to help manage those hormones.
- Cool and Soothe = This tea is to help heal bird inflammation
- Clean and Pure = This is to detoxify your parrot’s body.
- Empower House = This is to help balance their immune system.
- Iron Out = Is only for birds with iron sensitivities. It can not do anything about the iron that is already in the birds’ body but it is suppose to bind to any future iron that is digested and stop it from being absorbed.
- Nutri-Sob = This tea is suppose to help the bird’s body absorb the nutrients it needs and support a healthy weight.
There names pretty much speak for themselves. They come in 3 different sizes: 3oz, 6oz and 10oz. They are all hand blended and can be used in a variety of ways: Cool Brew, Hot brew so these ways are served as a tea, dry over your parrots chop of fruits and veggies or as a spray to be applied topically. My parrots don’t like to be misted but I have tried every way. So far, so good I must say. This will definitely become a regular in their diet especially because once made it can last up to 3 days in the Fridge so you don’t have to make it fresh everyday!
Variety is key to lots of things so switch up the teas every day. If you use Pretty Plume on Monday, do Clean and Pure on Tuesday etc. Remember no one likes the same thing day in and day out! Pretty Plume is the only one I put in the spray bottle, every other tea would be applied as a tea or dry over their chop. Well I hope this article helped, if you have any questions please put them in the comments below and check out the YouTube video at the end of this article to actually see how I make these teas.