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Parrot Foods, Health/Diet => Food Nutrition => Topic started by: lisazeta on February 20, 2015, 02:01:57 PM

Title: DOG CHOW???
Post by: lisazeta on February 20, 2015, 02:01:57 PM
Okay, I'm back posting stuff and asking questions. This question is about something I read on the website about Dog Chow? :eatnow:

Diet: various fruit and vegetables; variable seed mix, in spring/summer sprouted food; fresh branches with buds; regular mineral supplements; rearing food or dog chow, soft or cottage cheese before and during breeding period.


Um, is this a typo or correct? I've never heard of feeding a parrot dog chow. Read this on the diet page of the BH Pionus. Just want to clarify I'm reading this right and why would you feed dog chow and what is it. LOL
Title: Re: DOG CHOW???
Post by: maxsmom on February 20, 2015, 08:16:47 PM
???

You read this in the context of companion birds? Where was this?
Title: Re: DOG CHOW???
Post by: lisazeta on February 22, 2015, 05:48:10 PM
I read this on the diet page. :shocking: I don't think this is right...
Title: Re: DOG CHOW???
Post by: maxsmom on February 22, 2015, 07:44:28 PM
Can you post link?  I cant seem to find it
Title: Re: DOG CHOW???
Post by: vampiric_conure on August 21, 2016, 03:19:33 PM
I know this is an old post, but I thought I'd comment anyways.

I've heard of dog chow being used in short term/emergency situations when there are no other foods available. Never heard of it being used as breeding food though. That's a first for me!
Title: Re: DOG CHOW???
Post by: momazon on August 21, 2016, 10:22:01 PM
The salt would be very toxic to the kidneys, and I have never heard of this. How strange.
Title: Re: DOG CHOW???
Post by: Julie T on August 23, 2016, 09:46:03 AM
I'm thinking this was somehow printed as someone's opinion, or what 'they' do and feel is a good idea, not that it's fact.  :( It's called Dog Chow for a reason, cause it's specially formulated and balanced for dogs!  :icon_mrgreen: