Amazing so lovelyHello, I dont have or know Kakarikis but do know that finding a proper avian vet in France has been difficult. Much of the advice I follow is from this forum! Dora eats what we eat (or maybe it should be the other way round).
I make up a dish of fresh veg and fruit every day - a variety of pieces chopped up (some birds like it chopped small but Dora doesnt) Anything she will eat goes in but not the same every day, whatever is in season and is on the list of foods OK for parrots - apple, pear, a little banana , melon seed, a grape, a little pink grapefruit (pomelo), pomegranate (grenade), mango, etc etc. plus cauliflower, brocolli, sprouts (choux de Bruxelles), peas, beans, courgette, carrot, celeriac, potiron, fresh chillies and bell peppers etc.
Then she has a dish with pellets in and an almond or hazelnut (Lidl or Le Clerc) , maybe 5 sunflower seeds or pine nuts. Also a little walnut in the evening.
She also has a seed bowl - I make up a mix of seeds and interesting stuff (linseed, mustard seed,black peppercorns, cloves, dried chillie flakes, cumin and coriander seed, cardamom pods, star anise etc) some of this can be found (en vrac) in the Biocoop, or if you are lucky enough in Toulouse to have somewhere that sells Asian food you might find whole spices there. I am still using spices and seed bought in the UK, but once used up I will buy online.
I buy millet in LeClerc, Gamme Vert or Jardin Vert and they also sell egg biscuit for parrots ( i dont buy that), and I buy other seed labelled "Pick and Fly" online (see photo). If I can grow grasses and other edible seeds I do so that she also gets fresh seeds.
On top of this Dora will have a little hard boiled egg twice a week, she might have a little cooked pasta or noodles and likes a little (boiled) potato all cooked without salt, and only given when warm/cool.
A special treat is a 2cm square of Bio crispbread from Aldi or Lidl - again no salt but it has pumpkin seed on it and keeps her busy picking off the seeds - one packet lasts a long long time unless I eat it too. Good luck!View attachment 29041
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