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Bee Pollen and Spirilina Powder

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Old 11-08-2016, 10:36 AM   #1
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Bee Pollen and Spirilina Powder

I have read many good things on these products. Has anyone given this to their birds? How much, and how to you introduce? cooked food, etc?

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Old 11-08-2016, 03:36 PM   #2
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I sprinkle a little spirilina on Stanley's food, and add approx. 1 teaspoon of bee pollen to his pellets as a treat. I do this once a month as I'm not sure how much of either is "just the right amount".
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i toss about a teaspoon or two of spirulina and some bee polen to another container that i mix a bunch of other stuff in. I dont have a formula really, ive never been worried about over doing it im sure it works out to a tiney pinch every day (typos and spelling because of parrotlets on finger)
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Paulie gets a few grains of bee pollen every day....he seems to enjoy!
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Bee pollen is 50% sugars. So how can it be good for them?
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Since parrotlets eat flowers in the wild, some people like to feed them bee pollen. Bee pollen is high in protein and amino acids. It is believed to promote healing and energy. It may also have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. There are companies that manufacture bee pollen specifically for birds now available. Bee pollen is also believed to enhance fertility and may help with feather picking as well.
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“Bee pollen is a whole food supplement…that contains at least 130 substances of nutritional significance. The high quality of protein exceeds the amount in beef or chicken. Bee pollen is composed of about 50% carbohydrates, rich in fatty acids, almost all known minerals, amino acids, enzymes, trace elements, vitamins like B complex, A,C,D, E, beta carotene, an antibiotic potent against E. coli."

"Feeding bee pollen prevents nutritional imbalance, deficiencies, accumulations of toxins in the body, and helps strengthen the immune system and prevent disease…it is the richest food in nature.”
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So how much to give then?
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