My real, large parrot, passion began in 2000 and has gone through many changes over the years. I have been constantly changing my best-practices with each bird and each year that has passed. I have over 20 years experience and have had quite a few different species in my home.
I have never really liked the assorted bird mixes that are available out there. I particularly disliked the old, non-fresh smell even before I was so intent on the topic of fresh and full natural nutrition.
This product was born out of necessity. There are a couple of other freeze-dried products out there but they are all small flakes or pieces except the occasional fruit. My flock normally prefers something they can pick up with their hands and no one makes that.
My goal was to create something that can be used as part of a well-balanced, homemade, human grade parrot mix. I personally use this in their evening meals along with a few pellets. Big Foot Foodie can be used wet or dry in place of or along with fresh produce. It is particularly handy if you are traveling with your pet, leaving them home with a babysitter or just want an easier way to feed the best nutrition.
Freeze dried produce is the most nutritious food preservation method that exists. It locks in 98% of the nutrients. None of the other options can even touch this number and, in fact, are significantly lower. My goal is to provide the highest level of nutrition possible to my flock at every meal.
P.S. Check out my birds, cage and aviary photos on https://myparrotopia.com/ . My story is still a work-in-progress but you will get the impact of my dedication and a sense of my 20yrs. experience.