Pet Treats

My two Congo African Greys think Baked Birdie Munchies are the best thing ever.  They eat every crumb an woe unto the dog that tries to snatch the crumbs.  However, even on sale at Drs. Foster & Smith, they cost $10 for 12 ounces of treats.

I was over at Wags on Willow looking at treats for my dogs.  The bags seem to say the same thing: “natural” “human grade” and I wondered if some of these dogs treats would be ok for the birds.  For example:

Today I bought Mother Nature Carrot Cakes Dog Treats the ingredients list reads:

Whole Ground Wheat, Carrots, Molasses, Milk, Butter (Preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Egg, Honey, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Salt

So I know that we want to minimize the salt.  And in this case, milk and butter aren’t the best things for birds to eat on a regular basis.  But for a once a day treat, is it acceptable?

Another favorite of my dogs is K9 Granola Factory Pumpkin Crunchers.  The ingredients list reads:

Pumpkin, Oatmeal, Barley Flour, Oat Flour, Apples, Cranberries, Potato Flour, Vegetable Oil, Molasses, Cinnamon, Vanilla

Could the birds eat that for a treat?  I’m going to ask Dr. Sakas.

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