It's good for pet birds to get some fresh greens in their diets, and I can't think of a more fun way to give it to them than to start a small indoor herb garden for your pet.
Not only are herbs tasty and good for your bird, they are easy to grow and can be kept in small containers. As a bonus, you can use them to liven up your own meals, if you feel the urge. To learn more about some of the most popular bird-safe herbs, check out the following articles from your Guide to Herb Gardens, Amy Jeanroy.
- Oregano - This familiar herb is a favorite of many parrots. Try making yours a bird-sized "pizza" out of an unsalted cracker, a little crushed tomato, and some fresh oregano.
- Rosemary - Sprigs of fragrant Rosemary can be clipped and hung in your bird's cage for an all natural, shreddable treat.
- Thyme - Most birds (and some people) flip for thyme. Fresh Thyme has an alluring aroma and packs a lot of flavor into its leaves and stems.