What are good HEALTHY brands for wet and dry cat food?
He eats Fancy Feast right now, but I want to change to a good quality healthy food for him. When I first got him I bought a few cans of Merricks and he devoured it, so I may start him on that.
Any suggestions? Thx.
I forgot to mention cat treats too, like Zuke’s Natural Purrz.
The healthiest food for cats is one that does NOT HAVE as one of the first three ingredients: corn or any ‘by-products. The protein in plants, such as corn,is not the kind of protein that cats’ bodies were meant to have.
So your best option is to google: cat nutrition, and or go to ‘about.com’ and in that website, go to the ‘cats’ forum. They’re very helpful, and frequently give lists of the healthiest canned, and dry, cat foods.
Need a list of healthy foods to give pet birds?
Hi! I am wondering what fruits and veggies are healthy for birds. I know that some veggies don’t contain essential vitamins and minerals like the others do. Can you list the good fruits and veggies, and the bad ones? Is olive oil bad for them? I also need to know how to measure how much fruits and veggies i should give her? Like is there any specific amount of fruits/veggies you feed your bird? Like for example 1 cut up apple, 1 pear etc? Thanks so much! P.S. Can you tell me how i should make noodles for her?
One of the healthiest foods your bird could eat is fruit! Fruit does have few nutrients, but your bird still needs to eat them. Apples, pears, peaches, bananas, berries, kiwi, pomegranate, grapes, raisins, and other dried fruit would be good and healthy. I wouldn’t recommend dried fruits to always be available, because they have some bacteria from being dried that isn’t good for your bird’s health if it is given to eat on a regular basis. You should remove ALL seeds including the pit from your fruits because this could be bad for your bird’s digestive system. Also, I would advise staying away from avocado! Before you give any food like fruits or vegetables to your tiel(s), CLEAN WELL! Most fruits/veggies contain pesticides which can be deadly to your bird. Pesticides and avocado is very deadly to ALL birds, which includes MRHAs This should help with the fruit section!
Any vegetable that is meaty, dark green, orange, or yellow (high in vitamin A) such as: carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, broccoli, legumes, frozen mixed vegetables, kale, greens (not lettuce), greenpeppers, zucchini and other squash, asparagus, ripe tomatoes, dried hot peppers, sprouts-bean or alfalfa, spinach, and brussels sprouts. Bean sprouts are an excellent food for your MRHA. Before you give any food like fruits or vegetables to your tiel(s), CLEAN WELL! Most fruits/veggies contain pesticides which can be deadly to your bird. As I stated before, stay away from dried fruits/veggies as an everyday food.
*Stay Away From*
You should stay away from avocado, alchohol, chocolate, salty foods, greasy foods, rhubarb, coffee, tea, soda, seeds, pits, sugary food, tobacco, leaves and stems from potatoes, tomatoe, eggplant, bean plant, apricots, oranges, cherries, peaches, pears (?) and plums. I’m not sure on the pear part, though.
*Proper Amount of Fruits/Veggies*
Usually, I just get five fruits, or more in your case, and I cut them up into small dices or slices, depending on your bird’s taste, and put them in a bowl. Try a deep butter bowl that has been washed, and fill it to the top with the diced/sliced fruits and veggies, and hang it on the cage. Also, make sure that the water, seeds, and fruits/veggies are kept in separate bowls! And if you peel an apple and cut out the stem and core/seeds through the middle with those seed-removers, then you can put a long leather string through the hole and tie it and hang it from the top of the cage so it is dangling. Mine love that!
A lot of people have debates about this. Some people give them raw pasta, but that could choke your bird if they swallow it into longer sticks, and it gets caught in the throat. This is majorly spaghetti pasta. But you should cook it. Like if your mom, or dad, is cooking spaghetti for dinner one night, tell your mom to save some of the spaghetti, plain. Then give it to your bird. It has to be plain, or it could make your bird ill. Also, pasta can get moldy, very easily. So make sure you take it out after twenty minutes of being in the cage.
I, myself, own two tiels, and many parakeets. Try cutting green, red, and yellow bell peppers into rings, or circles. It is good for nutricious purposes, and they love to play with them! Mine like to pick them up with their feet, where them as necklaces, and other funny things. But it also introduces them to the healthy life of vegetables, which is important. If you can, try fitting your hand through the middle of the ring and wearing it as a bracelet. Mine like to sit on my wrist and eat it that way.
Hope I helped! Also, if you have any questions, e-mail me at CockatielLover1998@yahoo.com.
Is my grocery/food eating list healthy?
I am on a quest to become healthier with diet and fitness, and I made up a grocery list of items I will normally have on hand to eat.
- Deli Meat (Low Sodium if Possible)
- Sliced Cheese (Low Fat if Possible)
- Whole Grain Bread
- Whole Grain Rice (Not every time, just needs to be stocked)
- Lean White Meat
- Fish (Salmon, White Fish)
- Berries (refrigerated fine)
- Cream Cheese (light)
Is my list of food (I will normally be eating in my everyday diet) healthy? What should I add/remove?
It seems mostly healthy… What beverages do you drink? I personally would like to see more/different types of vegetables. They don’t all have the same types of nutrients so if you keep them varied you will help make sure it is balanced.
I don’t generally like luncheon meats (deli) because even the reduced ones are VERY high in sodium. If the only dairy you get is in the form of cheese you need more dairy.
Go to http://www.mypyramid.gov/ and figure out what your specific requirements are in terms of servings of each food group… This is the website that the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has put out and it is the new food guide pyramid…
Can some one please give me an example of a “food list” or grocery list of some healthy yet yummy food. Also that won’t cost me an arm an a leg to buy.
Here is what I have been doing:
whole wheat bread
lean cusine meals (for at work)
lean pockets (for at work)
veggies that I can steam with lemon juice
Heathy choice soups
Weight healthy oatmeals
Whole wheat pastas
Kashi snack bars
Bakes Lays chips ( i need a cheat once in a while, I try to make it healthy)
I’ve been doin the same thing almost over and over again so if any one has other things for me please help.. Thank you for all your answers!!!
Im not just eating like this to loose weight, I feel better when I dont eat crap and I have a health condition so its important to eat healthy!
I forgot to add that I do eat and consume dairy! I eat cheese with some of my veggies and on my salads. I drink Milk on a daily basis, I have to cuz of a low calcium count!
I don’t drink SODA, I only drink water and Tea, some juices but mostly water and tea.
I don’t drink much alchohol but I do drink!!! But no beer or anything with soda, usually Vodka water or vodka cranberry!
Wow you eat healthy! I buy many of the same things when I go shopping, but I do notice that to eat healthy like this is expensive.
You could try substituting whole grain rice for some of the whole grain cereal grains (or mix it in). Making rice isn’t as convenient but you can always freeze lunch size portions too. You can find types like whole grain basmati rice that you might find more palatable too. I find its cheaper to buy than those and I notice when I eat it my weight drops some too.
Personally I would cut out the lean pockets and lean cuisine meals in favor of less processed foods that you already have on the list, particularly salad greens, and vegetables. I find I feel better with less processed foods. Also you might want to increase the number of times you eat in a day while decreasing the amount at certain meals. I find it helps curbs my appetite so I eat less. Maybe you can save some money that way too!
Good luck to you!
Healthy food grocery list help!?
Say you were going to make a grocery list with just healthy stuff what would you put on it?
I’m trying to lose a little weight, and I would like to eat healthier.
Could you name a few things I should write to the list?
Breakfast items, lunch, dinner, snacks maybe.
and what foods should I keep away from?
You can eat whatever it is that you currently eat and still lose weight. The key is to eat less, move more. Eat the majority of your calories earlier in the day. Eat like a king in the morning, a queen in the afternoon, and a peasant in the evening. Avoid sodas and junk foods. Keep your caloric intake at or above 1400 a day to prevent your body from going into starvation mode.
Easy ways to make your eating habits healthy: Change anything white on your list (pasta, bread, rice) to brown. Increase your fruit/vegetable intake.
Typical items on my grocery list: Eggplant (eaten baked or raw), bananas (snack), sunflower seeds (salad topper or on their own as a snack), salad veggies (lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, baby corn, black olives, etc.), whole-wheat pastas, hummus, brown rice, … That’s mostly it–The majority of my meals are grain- or vegetable-based.
“Stay away from anything claiming on the package to have a health benefit,” to quote my Nutrition professor. Stay away from reduced sugar/sodium/fat, and diet anything.
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