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Discussion in 'Food And Diet' started by hollandgirl4, May 12, 2019.

  1. hollandgirl4

    hollandgirl4 Regular Member Registered

    I’m wanting to give George and my cockatiels (who I can’t imagine for a minute will eat it) eggs this morning as I’ve read that protein is good for them every so often and as George has a tail feather growing, I’ve also read protein is good for feather regrowth.
    My question is, for 3 birds- one amazon and 2 cockatiels, should I do 1 or 2 eggs between them and how long should I hard boil them for?
    My next question is, should I give them the white as well or separate the yolk when it is cooked and only give them the yolk?
    Would it then be ok to mash it up and mix with red peppers and or red chilli?
    Thanks in advance :)
  2. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    I give most of mine egg boiled and mashed except for Poppy my Eccie if I get too many from the farm chickens then I separate the yoke, the love the yellow part best; in a mix normally with veg and I use fresh peppers diced and include the seed along with greens and diced carrot, my cockatiels love it although they will leave the pepper. I think one egg should be ample for the three of them, others will come up with other mixes they have found works well with there birds.
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  3. hollandgirl4

    hollandgirl4 Regular Member Registered

    Thank you, do you just hard boil them for the same amount of time you would it you were eating them or do you do them for a bit longer?
    I just wasn’t sure if they could all eat the white and the yolk or if only the yolk was beneficial. I’m hoping that they like them- my cockatiels will eat nothing but seeds even though I have tried and am trying so hard to get them to eat fruit, veg and pellets!
  4. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    Normal time for boiling them, all the egg parts are fine but I refrain from using the shell myself as I worry about salmonella but I know breeders do use the crushed shell often
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  5. Latindancer

    Latindancer Regular Member

    It’s easier to scramble it with a tiny amount of water, no butter, no milk. My amazon loves scrambled eggs, it’s a treat though, not an everyday thing. 2 small eggs would be ample. You can also add veggies, sometimes I grate broccoli on the top or add some diced peppers.
  6. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    the only fruit my tiels will eat is apple but veg side I have no problem they eat more veg than seed Once one starts to eat a new thing others will follow, having eight tiels I think has made it better as they all want what the other is having
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  7. Parrot797

    Parrot797 Regular Member

    Boil the eggs for 15 minutes then mash the whole egg with the shell on with whatever you want and feed it to them when cooled down(10 minutes).
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  8. Oli Fry

    Oli Fry Regular Member Registered

    As you say, eggs do seem to be good for feather growth. I can't deny mine get organic scrambled eggs about once a week.
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  9. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    I'm an egg shell feeder too.
    If it's scrambling then the whole kit and caboodle is in there shell and all.
    I use a potato masher when doing boiled ones just smash the lot up
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  10. cazimodo

    cazimodo Regular Member

    Mine too. I add herbs or sometimes scramble them with kelp extract. They love their eggs.

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  11. Oli Fry

    Oli Fry Regular Member Registered

    I'll get some kelp extract - meant to ages ago and then forgot all about it!
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  12. Parrot797

    Parrot797 Regular Member

    Eggs and shells are a very good source of natural calcium that indoor birds are usually lacking in.
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  13. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member Registered

    I "scramble" egg and cook in a ceramic frying pan so no need for extra fat or oil.
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  14. plumsmum

    plumsmum Regular Member

    Sally Blanchard always says to boil for 20 mins. I usually do this and slice that way it isnt giving too much in one go. The whites usually get dumped and it is the yolk that is liked.
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