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    Derp, I do not understand why you are posting here? If you feel the way you do, about paleo, about Mark, about other posters, why not find a forum of people who share your view?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timthetaco View Post
    wild birds betray the magical o3-o6 ratio
    What wild birds?

    Did you know that many birds are carnivores, some are insectivores, some are so specialized they can only consume the nectar from a single species of flower? Even hummingbirds actually get a large, if not the vast majority, of calories from insects. My own pet parrot has a terrible obesity problem and I suspect possibly diabetes since one of her feet appears to be numb. She eats mostly corn, fruit and O6-high nuts. The vet said not to feed her the nuts and gave me O3 oil supplements to give her, which she hates and won't take. I suspect a meat only diet would do her good and oddly she loves pork, salmon, tuna, beef and chicken. Lamb not so much. She's an Aratinga acuticaudata and I haven't been able to determine from googling around what exactly her true wild diet is.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 175 x 3. Current Deadlift: 225 x 3

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    Wouldnt a parrot eat only fruit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach View Post
    Wouldnt a parrot eat only fruit?
    The diet of parrots consists of seeds, fruit, nectar, pollen, buds, and sometimes arthropods and other animal prey. The most important of these for most true parrots and cockatoos are seeds; the evolution of the large and powerful bill can be explained primarily as an adaptation to opening and consuming seeds. All true parrots except the Pesquet's Parrot employ the same method to obtain the seed from the husk; the seed is held between the mandibles and the lower mandible crushes the husk, whereupon the seed is rotated in the bill and the remaining husk is removed.[32] A foot is sometimes used to help holding large seeds in place. Parrots are seed predators rather than seed dispersers; and in many cases where species are recorded as consuming fruit they are only eating the fruit to get at the seed. As seeds often have poisons to protect them, parrots are careful to remove seed coats and other fruit parts which are chemically well defended, prior to ingestion. Many species in the Americas, Africa, and Papua New Guinea consume clay which both releases minerals and absorbs toxic compounds from the gut.[33]


    Parrots at a clay lick in Ecuador.
    The lories and lorikeets, hanging parrots and Swift Parrot are primarily nectar and pollen consumers, and have tongues with brush tips to collect this source of food, as well as some specialised gut adaptations to accommodate this diet.[34] Many other species also consume nectar as well when it becomes available.
    In addition to feeding on seeds and flowers, some parrot species will prey on animals, especially invertebrate larvae. Golden-winged Parakeets prey on water snails, and famously the Keas of New Zealand will kill juvenile petrels and even attack and indirectly kill adult sheep.[35] Another New Zealand parrot, the Antipodes Parakeet, enters the burrows of nesting Grey-backed Storm Petrels and kills the incubating adults.[36] Some cockatoos and the Kākā will excavate branches and wood to obtain grubs; the bulk of the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo's diet is made up of insects.[37]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parrot#Diet

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    Parrots do not all eat the same thing among all species as your research has shown. I cannot find definitively what exactly my type of parrot (which is actually a type of parakeet) eats. The closest I come is the standard fruit, blossoms, agricultural items like corn, nuts etc. But a diet of that has made her quite obese after 20+ years.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 175 x 3. Current Deadlift: 225 x 3

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