Food Goals History of Scenic Bird food

Food Goals

Our full line of foods offers you choices for your bird at any stage of life.

Product Quality

Scenic Bird Food is manufactured to the following standards:

  • Formulae are based upon published scientific research and the judgement of qualified professionals
  • Ingredients are selected based upon AAFCO specifications
  • Manufacturing is performed by companies that maintain certifications in GMP and keep them current
  • Quality control is achieved through rigorous and relentless review and testing of ingredients and final products

Food Goals

  • Foods are shaped to improve feeding techniques, ease of manipulation, and low waste
  • Shelf life is managed by natural means
  • Foods should be economical without sacrificing quality

Testing and Verification

  • Foods should be appropriately tested for long periods of time to insure that the second, third and following generations are viable
  • Testing should be verifiable and published in reputable scientific journals when possible
  • Specifications should be identified, justified, and verifiable through independent testing

Scenic Bird Food is the Industry Innovator

1984 
  • First supplier of foods for companion parrots
  • Creators of companion parrot foods with interesting shapes and colors that alleviate food cup boredom
  • Creators of food standards for companion parrots that include plant proteins and all natural human grade ingredients
  • Creators of human grade manufacturing processes that create completely sterile food
  • Creators of the Pellet and Fruit and Vegetable menu that offers companion parrots an interesting food cup while supplying required base nutrition and natural sources of fiber and moisture
  • Creators of the feeding process that simplifies feeding for larger aviaries and zoological institutions
1987 
  • Contributors to peer reviewed scientific literature based upon long-term studies of all three families and three sub-families of parrots
  • First scientific research and long term studies published
  • First presentation to the American Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • First presentation to the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
  • First presentation to the American Association of Zoos Parks and Aquaria
1989 
  • First to add iron, copper, and iodine from safe all natural sources
  • First to add calcium from low iron sources
  • First to add heat resistant vitamins
1990 
  • Created preservative-free foods with Vitamin C and mixed tocopherols
  • Creators of the first ALL-NATURAL food for companion parrots
  • Published “The Truth About Seeds”
  • First to study the requirements for total life cycle foods for Companion Parrots
1991 
  • Published “The Sole Diet Myth”
  • First to use stabilized vitamin C for long shelf life
1994 
  • First to offer weaning and development foods that avoid starvation as a weaning practice and transitions babies successfully to human care environments
1996
  • Published “What About Protein?”
  • Published “Nutrition of Psittacines (Parrot Family)” in The Client Information Series for Avian Veterinarians (same publisher as BIRD TALK Magazine)
  • Presented on-going nutritional studies to five international nutrition conferences
2003
  • First to offer OMEGA Fatty Acids for improved immune response in companion parrots
2004
  • Created Dry Lory Food for liquid based bird diets resulting in cleaner housing and easier maintenance of the aviary

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