If you want richer, robust and more granular content than Facebook bird groups and Google searches for information about pet bird care, it’s best to navigate towards expert sources (which is why you’re here 😉
We spend a lot of time fact finding and this list (below) is just one of our sources.
All papers were written by veterinarians, ornithologists, zoologists, and other accredited professionals.
Although I firmly believe that correlation does not necessarily imply causation I’m very concerned with the fact that 60% of pet birds die of malnutrition according to necropsies (animal autopsies) performed by veterinarians.
I can’t help feel the explosion of feeding “chop” to pet birds has fueled that statistic.