About Manu Mineral Perch for Parrots
By Diane Burroughs
Along the middle region of South America, dense Atlantic rains have deposited high concentrations of minerals into the forests creating numerous clay licks that parrots and other animals rely on to cleanse their bodies of toxins. The most famous of these clay licks is the Tambopata Parrot Clay Licks. Three famous clay licks located in the Southeastern portion of Peru attract up to almost 2 dozen species of parrots daily. From Mealy Amazon’s to Blue Headed Pionus to several types of Macaw’s, birds flock to the clay licks. Their arrival is so predictable that Rainforest Expeditions has set up guided tours. I’m dying to go on the Parrot Expedition.
The clay licks have been researched for years. They have been found to carry at least nine essential minerals that promote parrot health and rid the body of toxins from ingesting fruits and rainforest fauna. You’ll recognize these minerals:
Calcium: Required for strong, resilient bones, proper muscle function, and eggshell production.
Iron: Carries oxygen in the blood and vital for egg production in hens.
Manganese: Crucial for metabolizing fats and sugars; improves hatchability.
Potassium: Essential for normal heart and muscle activity.
Zinc: Needed for sexual maturity in males; involved in formation of feathers.
Copper: Helps keep blood vessels flexible for good circulation and promotes healing.
Magnesium: Initiates enzyme absorption and transportation of nutrients.
Phosphorus: Releases energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins and minerals.
Sodium: Assists in absorbing protein and maintains ionic strength of body fluids.
Mineral Content of the Manu Mineral Perch:
Polly’s Pet Products has researched the mineral content of famous parrot clay licks and recreated them in a formula that provides captive parrots with essential nutrients. Manu Mineral Treats and the Manu Mineral Perch, an edible perch help you maintain the health of your pet bird. Get your Manu Mineral Perch here.